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Sandy McCathie

Sustainability Consultant, ecoSAVVY in Townsville

Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns Queensland

PRESENTED ON JUL 20, 2016
IN TOWNSVILLE @ VOL 12

Sandy McCathie shares the platform for Queensland indigenous artists to tell their stories through visual art, performance, theatre, fashion, screen, workshops and more.

 

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Arts and Crafts of the State Fair

BY PHILIP BERGER
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

From butter sculpting of local beauty princesses, impressionist quilting, to the home made cakes from scratch. 

Philip Berger discusses of the arts and crafts that he discovered at the Minnesota State fair. Learning that there is no clear definition of art and craft, along with the celebration of locally grown agriculture. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 15, 2015.

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Indigenous People and Cultural Art

BY NICOLAS GALANIN
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY ON MAR 24, 2015

Nicolas Galanin was brought in a traditional creative environment. He studied Jewellery design and Silversmithing, and dedicated his life to the continium of cultural art and to regain the displacement of his culture. He is also a musician and is interested in creating progress for the next generation.

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Exploring North Queensland by Paraglider

BY ALLEN WEYNBERG
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 03, 2015

Allen Weynberg learnt to paraglide in the UK in 1994.  A father of three, he has juggled his time for the last two decades and maintained some kind of presence in the air.  He now teaches full time in North Queensland and explores the wild surroundings by paraglider whenever he can escape.

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Jewel of North Queensland

BY CATHY-ANN KERR
@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

"We came together with the the common bond for all things creative and community. We believe in the power of shared story; rewarding or challenging, humorous or heart-wrenching, all are worthy of our attention."

In Jewel of North Queensland from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 134, presenters Cathy-Ann Kerr and Angie Quinn share their home city of Cairns and the spirit of it's people that make the community so special there. From their proximity to the great barrier reef, to their culturally rich heritage, from their deep connection to their natural world, to the busting art and nightlife scene, to the city provides so much that the great land down under has to offer. With a such an abundance of passionate people, beautiful landscape, and creative talent, PechaKucha Night Cairns is in an optimal location to bring people together.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday April 25th, 2016. 

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Threading the Queens Necklace

BY CHRIS WIGHTON
@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

Chris Wighton is a musician and adventurer from North Queensland Australia.  Here Chris shares his experience travelling by Kayak from Cairns in North Queensland to remote Restoration Island in Cape York, Australia.

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Inviting the Indigenous Sports World to Edmonton

BY JODI STONEHOUSE
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

"We have to get back to that circle where we're sitting together because that was the intention—that we're all Treaty people. We have a responsibility and an obligation to the lands, the waters, to each other and to our children."

In "Inviting the Indigenous Sports World to Edmonton" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 28, Jodi Stonehouse sheds light on the beauty of the World Indigenous Nations Games soon to visit Edmonton—what they mean for the city, for Indigenous peoples, and for every one of us looking to grow and reconcile together.

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DIY Reconciliation

BY ALEX KRUIZE
@ VOL 8 ON JUN 08, 2017

Lawyer Alex Kruize speaks about indigenous rights on opposite sides of the world , New Zeland and Canada, and shares his observations on the similiarities and differences as well as offers advice as to what we can all do to help facilitate reconciliation.

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Strand Ephemera Townsville

BY MARION GAEMERS
@ VOL 16 ON NOV 10, 2017

Strand Ephemera started in 2001 and Marion has exhibited work in all nine exhibitions.  She hopes to show you a little of the work that goes on to get this event happening.

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The Propagation of a Maya Narrative: From Ancestral Seed to New Life

BY FRIDA LARIOS
@ VOL 34 ON MAR 05, 2018

Frida Larios shares her journey to find her Mayan culture through her work as a designer. As a part of her accomplishments she has created a new mayan language through hieroglyphics.  Frida shows us how this tells stories.

Frida is from El Salvador (of Maya-pipil and Spanish heritage), a small and impoverished country in Central America with deep ethnic and social identity crisis. In 2004, these overwhelming historical tensions inspired her to found a cultural movement called New Maya Language, and while creating it, to find her own indigeneity. Larios’s unique system re-codifies a small part of the Maya mythic narrative through new graphic form. Her methodology speaks with and for today’s indigenous communities by borrowing directly from the logo-graphic principles of ancestral Maya scribes. For nearly 15 years she has dialogued diverse Mesoamerican narratives for children, youth and designers through exhibitions, workshops, installations, books, artworks, and textiles; around the world.

 

Larios is the Indigenous Advisory Chair for the International Indigenous Design Network (INDIGO) at the International Council of Design (Canada) and Deakin University (Australia). She co-founded  Indigenous Design Collective (Washington, D.C.), an organization that partners with the Smithsonian Latino Center for Day of the Dead celebrations in the U.S. Larios is currently an Adjunct Professor in Art and Design at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C., where she lives. She holds a MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London.