Opportunity knocks on Friday 13th
  • Saturday 07 June 2008

Arts networking night in Cooroy

When: Friday 13 June, 6:30PM
Where: Butter Factory Arts Centre
10 Maple Street, Cooroy 4563

Friday 13 June could turn out to be lucky for those attending the Arts Networking evening at the Butter Factory Arts Centre in Cooroy.

Luke Barrowcliffe will show his film Bunya Dreaming that explores cultural themes around the traditional Indigenous celebrations of the Bunya Pine tree, rather than the factual history of the great Bunya Festivals. The film is co-produced with Karenza Bowen and funded by Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund.

“The great Bunya Festivals where held in Southern Queensland at two particular locations where these trees naturally grow; the Bunya Mountains and the Blackall Range. The last traditional festival is said to have been held in 1890,” says Luke.

“In 2007, Barung Landcare’s Beverly Hand revitalised the Aboriginal tradition of the Bunya Festival at Baroon Pocket Dam. The film Bunya Dreaming is a record of this day, telling the story of the Festival’s long association with the Sunshine Coast’s Blackall Range, her Indigenous people and the history, culture and traditions that surround the festival of the Bunya Pine.”

The evening also includes:

  • A showcase of work by Indigenous artists Nai Nai Bird and Peter Muraay Djeripi Mulcahy as part NAIDOC week celebrations;
  • Works by local artists Scott Goddard, Shirley Strano, Tanya Murray and Daniel Everett, supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund;
  • Bush food catering by The Dilly Bag;

All work will remain on display until 19 June.

This is a great opportunity to meet up with arts workers, find out what’s happening around the region, and enjoy some ‘time out’ in a casual and friendly atmosphere.

RSVP (for catering purposes) by Thursday 12 June to:
Vanessa.Doolan@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Susan.Gabriel@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Phone: 5472 0116 or 5472 0222