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Council closures during COVID-19 lockdown


The Queensland Government has today announced a three-day lockdown due to COVID-19 for 11 local government areas across south-east Queensland, including Redland City.

Redland City Council’s essential services will continue during the lockdown, with other services operating online or closing for the duration of the lockdown, which is currently from 4pm Saturday 31 July to 4pm Tuesday 3 August 2021.

Kerbside rubbish collection and recycling and waste centres will continue to operate, but now is not the time for a general clean-up.

Other south-east Queensland local government areas affected by the health directive are Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Gold Coast.

Queensland Health has advised that from 4pm today, people in these areas will be required to stay at home except for essential purposes, including buying food and medications, accessing health care or providing support, exercising locally, and undertaking essential work and study that cannot be done from home.

Masks must be carried everywhere and worn in all indoor spaces and outdoors spaces, except where exemptions apply. Please keep informed by visiting the Queensland Health website.

Under the restrictions, the following Redland City Council services will move online or close to the public from today Saturday 31 July 2021 until close of business on Tuesday 3 August 2021, pending further advice from the Queensland Government.

This includes:

Council’s Customer Service Centres
Customer Service Centres at Cleveland, Capalaba and Victoria Point will be closed for the duration of the lockdown, but Council’s online and telephone services will continue.

Council’s Customer Contact Centre is available for all phone enquiries on (07) 3829 8999 Monday to Friday, 8am–5pm, excluding public holidays.

Libraries
Redland Libraries closed at 12pm Saturday 31 July, but the libraries’ extensive online services will continue, including e-books, e-audio books, e-magazines, music, movies and children’s stories.

Return chutes will also be closed with loan and hold periods extended.  No late fees will be incurred.  To access our digital library services, visit our website or download the app from the App Store or Play Store.

Art Galleries
Council’s Art Galleries will be closed for the duration of the lockdown.

RPAC

Redland Performing Arts Centre will be closed for the duration of the lockdown. All scheduled performances and workshops have been postponed.  See RPAC website www.rpac.com.au for latest performance updates.

IndigiScapes Centre
Closed.

Visitor Information Centre
While the Visitor Information Centre at Raby Bay closed at 12pm Saturday 31 July, information will still be available by phone on 1300 667 386 or visit the Redlands Coast website.

Redland Animal Shelter
The gates to Redland Animal Shelter will be closed, with onsite staff available for appointments and emergency drop-offs only.

Community halls
Indoor venues, including community halls, will be closed.

Public swimming pools
Cleveland Aquatic Centre will be closed. Bay Islands Aquatic Centre is already closed for winter.

RecycleWorld
RecycleWorld at Redland Bay Recycling and Waste Centre will be closed.

Recycling and Waste Centres

While our Recycling and Waste Centres remain open, Council urges residents to avoid generating unnecessary waste and avoid visiting the facilities unless absolutely necessary. Social distancing and safety requirements apply.

More information
Watch Council’s website and social media for updates. The Queensland Government is the lead agency in managing the public health response to COVID-19.

For more information about the health directive and the latest health advice, visit health.qld.gov.au

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Inspiring businesswoman to speak at Mayoral Prayer Breakfast


Inspirational businesswoman Ruth Limkin will be guest speaker at this year’s Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast on 27 August 2021.

Mayor Karen Williams said the event gave Redlands Coast residents the opportunity to help make a difference to the lives of local families by raising funds for school chaplaincy programs.

“This is a great opportunity for us to make a positive difference in the lives of students, schools and our community, just like Ruth Limkin who is passionate about creating a better tomorrow,” Cr Williams said.

“Ruth is the founding CEO of The Banyans Healthcare Group, which focuses on innovation in whole-of-person mental healthcare.

“She is also a Non-Executive Director of Bible Society Australia, a former board member of Scripture Union Queensland, and a two-time Queensland finalist in Telstra Business Woman of the Year.”

Ruth Limkin is guest speaker at the Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast.

Cr Williams said the breakfast would also include the announcement of the 2021 recipient of the Pastor Glen Gray Award.

“This annual award recognises an outstanding school chaplain who has demonstrated significant social, emotional and spiritual support to students, parents and school employees,” she said.

Nominations for the award close on Friday 13 August.

Cr Williams said there were also sponsorship opportunities available for the breakfast, and thanked the businesses and organisations which had already pledged their support:

  • Lee’s Environmental (diamond sponsor)
  • Renaissance Retirement Living (platinum sponsor)
  • Certified Roofing (silver sponsor)
  • RE/MAX Bayside Properties (bronze sponsor)
  • Bank of Queensland, Cleveland (bronze sponsor)
  • Alex Gow Funerals (bronze sponsor)
  • Cole + Yarrow (bronze sponsor).

For more information, including how to nominate a chaplain for the Pastor Glen Gray Award and sponsorship opportunities, visit the event’s webpage at redland.qld.gov.au/mpb.

EVENT DETAILS

Event: Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast

When: Friday 27 August from 7am-8.45am

Venue: Alexandra Hills Hotel and Conference Centre, corner of McDonald Road and Finucane Road

Ticket price (includes GST): $60 each, limit of eight per organisation

Book tickets: redland.qld.gov.au/mpb

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Live appearances added to Olympics Live


Paralympian Daniel Fox and Olympian Andrew Trim will be guest speakers at a one-off forum being held during the Redlands Coast Olympics Live event.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams, who will also address this Sunday’s morning forum in central Cleveland, said the sportsmen – both long-time local residents – will join Wynnum-Redlands Canoe Club president John Simpson on a panel to discuss the importance of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“With Brisbane being named host of the 2032 Olympics and Paralympic Games and with the Tokyo Olympics under way, what an exciting time to hear some real-life stories from these athletes,” Cr Williams said.

“Redlands Coast will be an event venue city for the Canoe Slalom events at the Brisbane 2032 Games, so it will be great to hear about the purpose-built Olympic-standard Redland Whitewater Centre that will be home to this exciting Olympic sport.”

Ranger Stacey will emcee the event which starts at 9.30am on Sunday 25 July and runs until 10am when that day’s Olympics Live Presented by Westpac broadcast starts.

Daniel Fox is a para-swimmer who competed in the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, and the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Andrew Trim is a past World Champion in kayaking having competed in three Olympic Games and winning medals in two, including a Silver at the last home Olympics in Sydney.

Olympics Live Redlands Coast at Bloomfield Street Park, Cleveland, will operate from 10am to 4pm, Saturday 24 July to Friday 30 July, with Sunday’s one-off forum coinciding with the popular Cleveland Markets.

The seven days of big screen viewing and Sunday activities are being run by Redland City Council.

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Games come to Redlands Coast in 2032


The Olympics are coming to Redlands Coast in 2032.

With Brisbane being named as host city for the Games of the XXXV Olympiad, Redland City Mayor Karen Williams confirmed Redlands Coast would be an event venue city for the Canoe Slalom events at the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“This is a fantastic opportunity, not only for locals to enjoy the spectacle and excitement of a Games event right in our city’s backyard, but also to showcase our wonderful Redlands Coast to the world,” Cr Williams said.

“A purpose-built Olympic-standard Redland Whitewater Centre to host the canoe slalom events is part of the integrated Redlands Coast Adventure Sports Precinct for which Birkdale Community Precinct on Old Cleveland Road East, Birkdale, is the preferred site.”

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced in Tokyo tonight that Brisbane had been selected to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Cr Williams said what was even more exciting about the whitewater venue is that it would be a legacy facility for generations to come.

“There is ample land for such a facility to be accompanied by other uses without having to impact the site’s important environmental and cultural values. Its overall legacy opportunities are compelling,” she said.

“Subject to vision development and master planning, the location for the Redland Whitewater Centre within the precinct is likely to be the area proximate to the vacant cleared land to the precinct’s northern corner, given the known values of the land and the opportunities it presents.

“Council will soon be able to share with the community the Vision for the Birkdale Community Precinct, which will capture and integrate the aspirations and ideas of the community as expressed through the recent community engagement.

“It is a large precinct that has space for many exciting projects that would enhance lifestyle and benefit communities and economies. The Redland Whitewater Centre, which has a small footprint and will be on already cleared land, would be just one of several community ventures and activities that the 62-hectare site could accommodate.”

Cr Williams said similar Olympic facilities elsewhere had demonstrated substantial local community and economic benefits, including during construction and for ongoing operation.

“It will bring forward important transport infrastructure, in particular, the much-needed duplication of the Cleveland railway line and the completion of the Eastern Busway to Capalaba,” Cr Williams said.

“The Redlands Coast Adventure Sports Precinct is identified as a catalyst project in Our Redlands – A Corporate Plan to 2026 and Beyond.

“It is anticipated that about 150 jobs could be sustained through the building and delivery of the adventure sports precinct, with an annual contribution of $52 million to the local economy.

“It also has significant opportunities to be used as a swift-water rescue training facility for emergency services.”

Australian Olympic Team paddler Jessica Fox who will compete in the Canoe Slalom events in Tokyo said the 2032 Olympics decision was an “amazing opportunity”.

“We all know the impact the Sydney Olympics had on all of us, on sport in Australia, the general public, so to see it come home would be amazing.  It’s something the kids, watching the Olympics today, could look forward to in a few years’ time,” the three-time Olympian said from the athletes’ village in Tokyo.

“It’s incredible to think of a new whitewater venue in Redlands Coast. It would be amazing for the sport, for the community, tourism and for the general public wanting to try something new.

“We’ve seen the impact Penrith (Whitewater Stadium in NSW) has had on us and our sport and to have another world class venue in Australia would be incredible.

“We see this venue here (in Tokyo) and it would just be amazing to have that back home in Redlands Coast.”

Fellow Australian team member at the Tokyo Olympics, Russell Island-raised sailor Mara Stransky said Brisbane’s selection for 2032 was “fantastic for Australian sport in so many ways”.

“It’s the 8-year-old of today who we can be really proud of when the Olympics come here,” she said.

Stransky, 22, who will compete in the Laser Radial class in Tokyo, said an Olympics whitewater centre in Redlands Coast would be a great asset for the city.

Cr Williams said Redlands Coast residents had the chance to cheer on the Australian Olympic team in Tokyo during the Olympics Live free event to be held in Cleveland from this Saturday (24 July).

“There will be a large LED screen set up in Bloomfield Street Park broadcasting all of the excitement and achievements from the Tokyo Olympics live,” she said.

Olympics Live Presented by Westpac Redlands Coast at Bloomfield Street Park, Cleveland, will operate from 10am to 4pm, Saturday 24 July to Friday 30 July.

Cr Williams said the Council of Mayors (SEQ), which has been instrumental in the Brisbane 2032 proposal, had good reason to celebrate their success.

“The Games are predicted to deliver some $8.1 billion in economic and social benefits for Queensland, and $17.6 billion nationally,” Cr Williams said.

For more Olympics information, go to redland.qld.gov.au/olympics

What exactly is the event that Redlands Coast will host in 2032?

The sport of canoe slalom, in which competitors in canoes and kayaks navigate a series of whitewater rapid challenges, was modelled from ski slalom and began in Switzerland in 1932. In its early days, it was first performed on flat water but later switched to whitewater rapids. In canoe slalom the boats are small, light and agile, allowing for greater manoeuvrability through rapids.

Canoe slalom made its debut at the 1972 Munich Games. Slalom racing was not competed again in the Olympic Games until the 1992 Barcelona Games. Canoe slalom racers compete in four events, three for men and one for women, over the same course.

 

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Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast tickets on sale now


Tickets are now on sale for the 19th annual Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast to be held in Alexandra Hills on 27 August 2021.

Mayor Karen Williams said the popular annual event was a great way for the Redlands Coast community to support chaplaincy programs that benefit more than 14,500 local students each year.

“Last year’s event raised more than $24,000, even with a reduced gathering due to COVID-safe requirements, bringing the total raised since 2015 to more than $125,000,” she said.

“This money helps the school-based chaplains provide mentoring, role modelling and pastoral care to Redlands Coast students, school staff and families.

“They help students to deal with issues, provide a listening ear for children and young people in crisis, and run programs and activities to foster inclusivity and a positive culture within schools.

“Chaplaincy programs are offered in 83 per cent of Redlands Coast state schools.

“My hope is that, through events such as the Mayoral Prayer Breakfast, all state school students across Redlands Coast can have equal access to these important programs.

“Anyone in the community is welcome to attend this year’s event, but I encourage people to book as soon as possible as numbers are limited, once again, due to COVID-19 restrictions.”

The breakfast will include a guest speaker, entertainment and the announcement of the 2021 recipient of the Pastor Glen Gray Award.

“This award was established last year in honour of Pastor Glen Gray who was a Redlands Coast community champion and the driving force behind the Mayoral Prayer Breakfast. Sadly, he passed away in November 2020.

“The award recognises an outstanding school chaplain who has demonstrated significant social, emotional and spiritual support to students, parents and school employees.”

Nominations for the award are now open and can be made online.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the Mayoral Prayer Breakfast, and details can be found on the event’s webpage at redland.qld.gov.au/mpb

EVENT DETAILS

Event: Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast

When: Friday 27 August from 7am-8.45am

Venue: Alexandra Hills Hotel and Conference Centre, corner of McDonald Road and Finucane Road

Ticket price (includes GST): $60 each, limit of eight per organisation

Book tickets: redland.qld.gov.au/mpb

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NAIDOC event offers celebration and participation


Redlands Coast will come alive with all the vibrancy, voices and vitality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture during the NAIDOC Cultural Celebration on 7 August.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said she was delighted the free event was back on after being postponed at the start of NAIDOC Week on 4 July due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“It will be a morning of celebration, with performances and exhibitions from some of our area’s most-acclaimed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander singers, dancers and artists,” Cr Williams said.

Yulu-Burri-Ba Dancers and musicians will perform at the NAIDOC Cultural Celebration.

The NAIDOC Cultural Celebration will be held on Saturday, 7 August, from 9am to 1pm at Raby Bay Harbour Park, Cleveland.

Cr Williams said there would be plenty of opportunities to actively participate on the day.

“There will be arts and crafts activities including weaving workshops, and there will be cultural demonstrations by Quandamooka man Matt Burns,” she said.

“This year, NAIDOC Week – which started on 4 July and continues until this Sunday, 11 July –  invites us to embrace First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia’s national heritage under the theme of Heal Country.

“This is about us all working to protect lands, waters, sacred sites and cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration and destruction.

“NAIDOC Week also marks the 10-year anniversary of when the Federal Court of Australia made two native title consent determinations recognising the Quandamooka People’s native title rights and interests in regards North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah).

“On 4 July, 2011, Redland City Council and the Quandamooka People signed an historic Indigenous Land Use Agreement, setting out broad principles and mechanisms for how the parties are working together to benefit the community.”

Cr Williams said the anniversary was an apt time for all Redlands Coast residents to pause and think about how far we have come in terms of reconciliation.

“I encourage everyone to come along to the NAIDOC Cultural Celebration; to listen and learn; and to take away an understanding of the cultural significance of Country,” Cr Williams said.

Chris Tamwoy and Tania-Rose Gibuma will perform at the NAIDOC Cultural Celebration on Saturday 7 August.

Raby Bay Harbour Park, Cleveland Cultural Celebration, 7 August, 9am to 1pm

Come and enjoy performances featuring:

  • Renowned Torres Strait Island singer/songwriter Chris Tamwoy with special guest Tania-Rose Gibuma
  • Quandamooka local song-man Josh Walker and the Yulu-Burri-Ba dancers
  • Influential contemporary Indigenous musician Joe Geia and his band
  • Quandamooka cultural demonstrations by Matt Burns
  • Australian South Sea Islander and Aboriginal singer/songwriter Georgia Corowa
  • Performances by the Wagga Torres Strait Island Dance Company
  • Traditional Weaving Workshops, arts and craft activities and more!

The free celebrations will also include a traditional smoking ceremony as well as traditional arts and crafts activities.

There will be artworks by Quandamooka artists for sale, traditional weaving workshops and a sand art display.

Stay for lunch and try the offerings from bush tucker food trucks and community barbeques.

Continuing  NAIDOC events:

Exhibition Fragments: A Printed Environment: Tamika Grant-Iramu

until Sunday 18 July, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

Grant-Iramu’s work brings into focus aspects of the natural environment that often go unnoticed and yet are an important part of the identity and culture of place. artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/exhibitions-2021/fragments-a-printed-environment-tamika-grant-iramu/

Exhibition Response: Carol McGregor

until Sunday 18 July, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

In Response, Carol McGregor, an artist of Wathaurung and Scottish descent, reflects on what was here, looked after and used as a resource before colonisation. artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/exhibitions-2021/response-carol-mcgregor/

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Redlands Coast NAIDOC events offer celebration and participation


Redlands Coast will come alive with all the vibrancy, voices and vitality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture during NAIDOC Week.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said there would be celebrations across the city at a number of events and locations.

“There will be performances and exhibitions from some of our area’s most-acclaimed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander singers, dancers, artists, actors and storytellers,” Cr Williams said.

“And there will be plenty of opportunities to actively participate – from interactive dance workshops, arts and crafts activities, cultural experience workshops for families by Quandamooka man Matt Burns, as well as many more.

“NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

“This year, from 4 to 11 July, we are invited to embrace First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia’s national heritage under the theme – Heal Country.

“This is about us all working to protect lands, waters, sacred sites and cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration and destruction.”

Matt Burns will provide Quandamooka cultural demonstrations at a NAIDOC Week celebration in Raby Bay Harbour Park.

Cr Williams said she was proud that the start of NAIDOC Week cultural celebrations in the south-east of the state would be at Raby Bay Harbour Park from 9am-1pm on Sunday, 4 July.

“It is also exciting that internationally acclaimed playwright and artistic director Wesley Enoch will emcee the day’s events,” Cr Williams said.

“Mr Enoch was born on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) and his great aunt was poet and activist Oodgeroo Noonuccal, so it is fitting to note that 4 July is an important date in history for the island and for the broader Redlands Coast.

“The day is the 10-year anniversary of when the Federal Court of Australia made two native title consent determinations recognising the Quandamooka People’s native title rights and interests in regards North Stradbroke Island.

“On that day in 2011, Redland City Council and the Quandamooka People signed an historic Indigenous Land Use Agreement, setting out broad principles and mechanisms for how the parties are working together to benefit the community.”

Cr Williams said the anniversary was an apt time for all Redlands Coast residents to pause and think about how far we have come in terms of reconciliation.

“I encourage everyone to come along to the NAIDOC events; to listen and learn; and to take away an understanding of the cultural significance of Country,” she said.

Raby Bay Harbour Park, Cleveland Cultural Celebration on Sunday 4 July

Come and enjoy performances featuring:

  • Renowned Torres Strait Island singer/songwriter Chris Tamwoy with special guest Tania-Rose Gibuma
  • Quandamooka local song-man Josh Walker and the Yulu-Burri-Ba dancers
  • Influential contemporary Indigenous musician Joe Geia and his band
  • Quandamooka cultural demonstrations by Matt Burns
  • Australian South Sea Islander and Aboriginal singer/songwriter Georgia Corowa.

The free celebrations will also include a traditional smoking ceremony and interactive dance workshops, as well as traditional arts and crafts activities.

There will be artworks by Quandamooka artists for sale and a sand art display.

Stay for lunch and try the offerings from bush tucker food trucks and community barbecues.

For a full list of NAIDOC Week events on Redlands Coast, go to redland.qld.gov.au

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Redlands Coast closer to hosting Olympics events as Brisbane 2032 proposal firms


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams is pleased the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive has recommended Brisbane’s proposal be advanced to a full committee session vote expected ahead of the opening of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo on July 23.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced early this morning that it would progress Brisbane’s proposal to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games to a full vote and that Redlands Coast was set to be the location for the canoe (slalom) events if it was endorsed.

“A purpose-built Olympic-standard Redland Whitewater Centre is part of the integrated Redlands Coast Adventure Sports Precinct for which Birkdale Community Precinct on Old Cleveland Road East, Birkdale, is the preferred site,” Cr Williams said.

“The Olympic venue will be funded by both the Federal and State governments and would help support other attractions at the site, including Willards Farm and the WWII radio receiver station, both financially and through attraction of visitors.

“In April 2021, the Federal Government committed to a 50/50 funding arrangement with the Queensland Government for all venues and critical infrastructure associated with the potential 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“What is so very exciting about this venue is that it will be a legacy facility for generations to come.

“It will also bring forward significant infrastructure, in particular, road, rail and bus projects for Redlands Coast.

“Our community is particularly keen to see the much-needed duplication of the Cleveland railway line and the completion of the Eastern Busway to Capalaba.

“Similar Olympic facilities elsewhere demonstrate substantial local economic benefits, including during construction and for ongoing operation.

“It is anticipated that about 150 jobs could be sustained through the building and delivery of the adventure sports precinct, with an annual contribution of $52 million to the local economy.

“It also has significant opportunities as a swift-water rescue training facility for emergency services.

“The whitewater centre will be part of a larger adventure sports precinct proposed to be integrated into Birkdale Community Precinct with its overall legacy opportunities being compelling.

“A whitewater facility featured strongly in the community’s list of preferred ideas for the Birkdale precinct during Council’s recent extensive community engagement campaign.

“At 62 hectares, Birkdale Community Precinct provides more than enough space to accommodate the Redlands Coast Adventure Sports Precinct and a variety of other uses in an integrated way.

“As well as strong support for the whitewater facility, the community told us they wanted picnic facilities, cycling and walking paths and circuits, access to Tingalpa Creek and natural areas, café and dining areas, community markets, camping and overnight stays, an amphitheatre and performance spaces, education and training facilities, paddock to plate, wildlife tourism and night walks.”

Cr Williams said the Council of Mayors (SEQ), which has been instrumental in the Brisbane 2032 proposal, is honoured the IOC Executive has recommended the proposal go to a full session vote.

“While we acknowledge this exciting milestone, there is still a lot of work to be done and all partners look forward to a final decision by the IOC and stand ready to assist in providing any further information,” Cr Williams said.

“The potential benefits of a Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games are massive – some $8.1 billion in economic and social benefits for Queensland, and $17.6 billion nationally.”

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NAIDOC events celebrate culture and the concept of Country


The Yulu-Burri-Ba Dancers will perform at the NAIDOC Cultural Celebration Event at Raby Bay Harbour Park.

The connection between Country and culture will be the theme of this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations across Redlands Coast.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said NAIDOC Week – starting Sunday 4 July – celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

“It is a great opportunity to learn more about these communities,” Cr Williams said.

“This year NAIDOC invites us all to embrace First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia’s national heritage.

“Country is much more than a place or a piece of land, for Traditional Owners it is inherent to their identity. It has meaning in every aspect, from spiritual to social, from cultural to emotional.

“This year’s theme – Heal Country – is about working to protect lands, waters, sacred sites and cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration and destruction.”

Cr Williams said NAIDOC Week would be celebrated across Redlands Coast with a number of events at various locations. The official launch will be held on Sunday, 4 July, at Raby Bay Harbour Park and will feature music and art from the Quandamooka People and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

“The Quandamooka People have been Traditional Owners of much of the area we now call Redlands Coast for more than 21,000 years,” Cr Williams said.

“The official launch will run from 9am to 1pm and there will be a traditional smoking ceremony and interactive dance workshops, as well as traditional arts and crafts activities, including weaving workshops.

“For those interested in furthering the cultural experience, Quandamooka man Matt Burns will provide cultural demonstrations and interactive family workshops. Matt’s workshops have proven very popular in the past.

“There also will be artwork by Quandamooka artists on display and for sale, along with a stunning sand art display.

“On stage will be performers such as Quandamooka song-man Josh Walker and the Yulu-Burri-Ba Dancers; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musician Joe Geia and his band; Torres Strait Islander singer and songwriter Chris Tamwoy with special guest Tania-Rose Gibuma; and Australian South Sea Islander and Aboriginal singer/songwriter Georgia Corowa.”

The Yulu-Burri-Ba Dancers will perform at the NAIDOC Cultural Celebration Event on Sunday 4 July.

Cr Williams said several Redlands Coast cultural and environmental facilities would showcase Traditional Owner culture as part of NAIDOC Week.

“On the Friday before the week gets underway, proud Quandamooka woman Elisha Kissick will lead a cultural flora walk through Council’s IndigiScapes Centre at Capalaba,” she said.

“Elisha is passionate about sharing her Aboriginal culture and is actively on a mission to change the narrative around the perception of First Nations people.

“That passion is shared by artists Carol McGregor and Tamika Grant-Iramu who both have thought-provoking exhibitions currently showing at Redland Art Gallery as part of NAIDOC Week.

“While at Cleveland Library on the morning of 6 July, Bundjalung South Sea Islander musician and author Lucas Proudfoot will be entertaining younger audiences as he shares the positive aspects of music, story and culture.

“On 7 July at the library, Uncle Norm Enoch from Minjerribah Moorgumpin Elders-in-Council will host a talk on Heal Country and the work his group is doing at the Terra Bulla Leumeah Conservation Reserve at Myora on North Stradbroke Island. Uncle Norm will also be giving a talk prior to this at IndigiScapes on the morning of Saturday 3 July.

“The play Rovers takes to the Redland Performing Arts Centre stage on 8 July. Performed by two female actors, it is a lively and fun production.

“So I encourage everyone to come along to these events, to listen and learn and to take away an understanding of the cultural significance of Country.

“Until we really understand Country we won’t understand why and how it needs to be healed.”

Yulu-Burri-Ba Dancers in the Redlands Coast on Quandamooka Country award-winning tourism video. They will perform at the NAIDOC Cultural Celebration Event at Raby Bay Harbour Park on Sunday 4 July.

REDLANDS COAST NAIDOC WEEK EVENTS

Cultural flora walk with Elisha Kissick of Yura Tours

Friday 2 July, 10am–12.30pm, IndigiScapes Botanic Gardens and Café, Capalaba

The cultural “walk talk” will cover how Quandamooka People used the varieties of flora that can be found in the gardens throughout IndigiScapes. $20 per person, ages 12+ indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/

 

Native flora talk with Uncle Norm Enoch plus native bush food starter packs

Saturday 3 July, 9am–noon, IndigiScapes Botanic Gardens and Café, Capalaba

Come along and meet Uncle Norm from Minjerribah Moorgumpin Elders-in-Council as he talks about the cultural significance of native flora. IndigiScapes also will celebrate NAIDOC week with native bush food flora starter packs available in limited quantities. indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/

 

NAIDOC Cultural Celebration Event

Sunday 4 July, 9am-1pm, Raby Bay Harbour Park

Performers include: Josh Walker and the Yulu-Burri-Ba Dancers, Joe Geia and band, Chris Tamwoy with special guest Tania-Rose Gibuma and Georgia Corowa. Activities include: traditional smoking ceremony and interactive dance workshops, arts and crafts activities, a sand art display, and cultural demonstrations by Matthew Burns. redland.qld.gov.au/NAIDOC

Torres Strait Islander singer and songwriter Chris Tamwoy and Tania-Rose Gibuma will perform at the NAIDOC Cultural Celebration Event on Sunday 4 July.

Exhibition Fragments: A Printed Environment: Tamika Grant-Iramu

until Sunday 18 July, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

Grant-Iramu’s work brings into focus aspects of the natural environment that often go unnoticed and yet are an important part of the identity and culture of place. artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/exhibitions-2021/fragments-a-printed-environment-tamika-grant-iramu/

 

Exhibition Response: Carol McGregor

until Sunday 18 July, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

In Response, Carol McGregor, an artist of Wathaurung and Scottish descent, reflects on what was here, looked after and used as a resource before colonisation. artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/exhibitions-2021/response-carol-mcgregor/

Clay installation silent sounds (wurrgarrabil) (detail), 2021, by Carol McGregor part of the artists’s Response exhibition at Redland Art Gallery. Image courtesy of the artist.

Musical Stories! with Lucas Proudfoot

Tuesday 6 July, 9.30-10am, Cleveland Library

Author Lucas Proudfoot presents a dynamic musical storytelling experience through song, dance and expert instrument demonstration. redland.qld.gov.au/info/20157/libraries/308/whats_on_at_your_library?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D153143126

 

Your Words! Your Story! with Lucas Proudfoot

Tuesday 6 July, 10.30-11.30am, Cleveland Library

Lucas Proudfoot showcases dance, cultural diversity and his creative process. redland.qld.gov.au/info/20157/libraries/308/whats_on_at_your_library?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D153143143

 

Heal Country with Uncle Norm and Minjerribah Moorgumpin Elders-in-Council

Wednesday 7 July, noon-1pm, Cleveland Library

Come along and meet Uncle Norm from Minjerribah Moorgumpin Elders-in-Council as he talks passionately about the award winning work they are doing at the Terra Bulla Leumeah Conservation Reserve. hbit.ly/3bWMwB4

Rovers

Thursday 8 July, 7.30-8.30pm, Concert Hall, Redland Performing Arts Centre, Cleveland

Rovers at RPAC on 8 July.

Rovers is a delightful and modern comedy-drama that celebrates the imagination and heart of Australia’s trailblazing women. It stars Barbara Lowing and Roxanne McDonald who is descended from the Mandandanjii and Darambal tribes of Central Queensland. rpac.com.au/what-s-on/all-events/rovers/

 

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Baltic Mini Textile exhibition on display at Redland Art Gallery


Works from one of Europe’s leading textile miniature exhibitions are on display at Redland Art Gallery (RAG), Capalaba until 13 July 2021.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Baltic Mini Textile Gydnia exhibition provided an exciting opportunity for Redlands Coast residents to view artistic miniature textiles from artists across the globe.

“Redland Art Gallery does an amazing job of attracting exhibitions which allow local residents and visitors to engage with art in meaningful ways,” Cr Williams said.

“It’s exciting to note the Capalaba gallery is the first venue on the Australian tour of the Baltic Mini Textile exhibition, and there are three south-east Queensland artists represented.

“This exhibition is sure to inspire our local artists and provide thought-provoking discussions as it showcases some innovative ideas and materials.

“The works may be small but, viewed together, they make a big impact.”

“I promise you a rose garden” by Kith Mjoen of France. Tapestry and embroidery, wool, silk, fabric. Courtesy of Gdynia City Museum

The majority of the 35 works are from the 2016 and 2019 Baltic Mini Textile exhibitions, juried events which are held in Gdynia, Poland every three years.

The exhibition has been curated by Warwick Art Gallery, Queensland in partnership with Gdynia City Museum, Poland.

Warwick Art Gallery Director Karina Devine said the exhibition introduced innovative and radical ideas in textile art.

“The Baltic Mini Textile Gdynia exhibition showcases the ingenuity of textile artists as they experiment with scale and push the boundaries of accepted traditional textile materials,” Ms Devine said.

“The creative solutions reveal the exciting possibilities of the miniature genre.”

Brisbane-based, Polish-born artist Jolanta Szymczyk is passionate about the mini textile exhibition and gave a floor talk during its first week at RAG, Capalaba.

She was selected as an exhibitor in the Baltic Mini Textile exhibition in 2013 and 2019, and collaborated to bring a selection of the Gdynia City Museum collection to Australia in 2011 and again for this tour in 2021.

“Being accepted into the collection was definitively a highlight,” she said.

“This made me even more focused on promotion of Poland’s rich textile traditions across the globe and here in Australia.

“It has been uplifting and a very rewarding journey awakening my passion for smaller forms that cultivate intimate relationships between the artist, the works and the viewer.”

RAG, Capalaba is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. Access is through Capalaba Library in Capalaba Place, Noelene Street.

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