Both of these free events run concurrently at the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery. The John Mawurndjul : I am the old and the new exhibition runs from the beginning of October through to the 23 November, whilst the Kabi Kabi Kids Party's two dates fall within this same period. Both events are interlinked with cultural significance and provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about Australia's Indigenous people.
✵ Kabi Kabi Kids Party - FREE event
Monday 4 November and Thursday 14 November
Come along to the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery to celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Languages with an easy and fun children's party, featuring the Kabi Kabi language.
The Kabi Kabi Kids Party will utilise the stunning John Mawurndjul : I am the old and the new exhibition as its spectacular backdrop. Children will have games to play; can create their own music; dance and then have the opportunity to keep the party going with snacks in the gallery foyer.
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The Kabi Kabi Kids Party is guaranteed fun for big and little kids, whilst presenting a fabulous opportunity to learn more about Indigenous languages, including the local Kabi Kabi language and the Kuninjku language spoken by artist John Mawurndjul.
✵ John Mawurndjul : I am the old and the new - FREE event Saturday 5 October to Saturday 23 November
John Mawurndjul AM is an accomplished artist who is celebrated for his mastery of rarrk - fine-painted cross-hatching - a tradition that has been shared by generations of Kuninjku artists. The John Mawurndjul : I am the old and the new is an exhibition of bark paintings and sculptures, telling the Kuninjku culture stories and the important locations surrounding this creative artist's home in western Arnhem Land. John Mawurndjul has managed the development of this exhibition which describes (in both Kuninjku and English) his locations of special cultural significance, known as kunred; as well as the sacred places and spirits - or Djang - that recur regularly in his art-making.
The John Mawurndjul : I am the old and the new FREE exhibition runs from 5 October through to 23 November and pre-registration is not required.
The Caboolture Regional Art Gallery is open every day from Monday to Saturday from 10.00am to 4.00pm and is closed on Sundays. There is plenty of parking underneath and around the building, including spaces for people with mobility constraints. The entrance for parking is off Hasking Street.