Join contemporary Indigenous artist Elisa Jane Carmichael in INVENTory and create your own sculptural artwork as she shares her knowledge of the flora of North Stradbroke Island.
Elisa Jane, who is a Ngugi woman from the Quandamooka Waters of Moreton Bay, will be sharing stories about the meaning of each plant, what the plants and flowers were used for, and their importance to nature and survival for the people of Minjerriba.
She has selected the wattle bush, used for soap and spears, and home of the witchetty grub, a big source of food; the coastal cotton tree, long bark used for fishing nets or fishing lines; and ti-tree paperbark, fibres used for bandages, protection from bad weather and building shelters.
Where: INVENTory, Level 2, Queensland Museum South Bank
When: 8 – 12 July, 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm