Queensland Aboriginal Creations: Agency and Legacy
Queensland Aboriginal Creations: Agency and Legacy showcases over 150 works from a fascinating point in the State’s history. A government department and its retail arm, launched in 1959, became highly influential in the production of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and craft. There is no doubt that the story of Queensland Aboriginal Creations (QAC) is a provocative one. As the marketing arm of the Department of Native Affairs, QAC influenced the production, promotion and reception of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and craft in Queensland for over five decades.
Many of these works have never been exhibited before, having been drawn from the University of Queensland Anthropology Museum Collection as well as objects from the Queensland Museum and private collections. Included artworks represent a diversity of object types including boomerangs, pottery, artefacts, weavings, strung objects, carvings, prints and bark paintings.
The exhibition celebrates the innovation of the artists and communities that responded to this influence with radical creativity, presenting key works by artists from the Torres Strait Islands, Kowanyama, Pormpuraaw, Mornington Island, Hope Vale, Cairns, Yarrabah, Cherbourg and Brisbane.
The Museum is open Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
During the next three months, join museum staff on a guided tour of the exhibition, introducing key highlights and significant artworks on the last Saturday of the month.
The Museum will be open to the public from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, with a guided tour at 1:00 pm on the following dates:
March 27, April 24 and May 29, 2021.
To register please sign up here.