The Two Island Tribute is a mixed media gallery exhibition at the Frank Moran Gallery, Kelvin Grove campus of QUT delivered in partnership with the Quandamooka Festival from 10am to 5pm until July 22.
Cassim and Sandy Island are the two tiny islands just out from Toondah Harbour, Cleveland. Both are vulnerable due to their proximity to potential shoreline developments.
The unique ecologies of each island sustain a myriad of organisms above and below water and are eco systems critical to the interconnected habitats of Quandamooka, Moreton Bay. The photo, film and audio recordings in this exhibition elucidate the environmental, economic, aesthetic and cultural value of these islands and include audio recordings of Uncle Bob Anderson, Ngugi elder and traditional owner of the Quandamooka .
The exhibition speaks about the interconnected underwater geologies of the bay, bird life and also how valuable it’s timeless vista is to young people. Map enthusiasts will find an array of bay mapping which make visible the many layers of meaning and value that can be attributed to the Moreton Bay site.
“Central to the exhibition is its curatorial philosophy, which articulates a contemporary ecological art that is discursive in nature and communicates local environmental imperatives,” Curator Jo Kaspari said.
The Quandamooka Festival celebrates culture, country and people and is an annual three month calendar of events from July to September including key events on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).
It closes with an event at 6pm on July 21. The exhibition is also accessible online at www.linesinthesand.com.au/two-island-tribute