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Salt Water Murris' Quandamooka Aboriginal Art Gallery

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Published July 2nd 2017
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Dunwich is located on the western side of North Stradbroke Island in Brisbane's Moreton Bay. It is the point where both water taxis and vehicular ferries dock from the mainland and is the gateway to the Island. Many tourists use Dunwich to stock up on supplies, such as fresh bread and milk, before they head off for their camping adventure. It's a small township with a population of around 1000, though it's very picturesque with its views across the Bay back to Cleveland.

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How gorgeous is this ?

Salt Water Murris' Quandamooka Aboriginal Art Gallery at 3 Ballow Road, is well worth visiting during any excursion to Dunwich, and sits at the end of the retail strip with more magnificent views across the parkland to the bay.

Visitors are warmly welcomed to enjoy the variety of indigenous contemporary visual arts and crafts on display and for sale. The indigenous people of North Stradbroke Island within the Quandamooka region (from Moreton Island to the north, to Logan River in the south, and following along the coast in between), have an uninterrupted history of living on the island that dates back thousands of years. The Gallery strives to support the maintenance and promotion of this unique rich culture and to share with the wider community.

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Quandamooka Artwork

The thing I found particularly endearing about this Gallery is that most pieces came with a story from the artist, with each story explaining the meaning behind the artwork. Keeping the stories alive is so very much a part of the culture.

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Entrance to Gallery

Also on display are items of jewellery, scarves, and handcrafted pottery, all of which would make beautiful gifts.

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Gallery Brochure

As the Gallery brochure states: " As artists, we are storytellers of our people".

Put this one on the To Do List when you next visit North Stradbroke Island!
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Why? Enjoy a day out and gain more from our Quandamooka cousins
When: Refer to website
Phone: 07 3415 2373
Where: 3 Ballow Road, Dunwich
Cost: Free Entry
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