READING BETWEEN THE LINES: Uncovering Butchulla History in the K’Gari Research Archive
13 AUGUST TO 30 OCTOBER 2021
Reading Between the Lines uncovers the hidden stories of the Butchulla people, the traditional custodians of K’gari (Fraser Island), through a creative examination of the K’gari Research Archive.
Archives of local and national significance across Australia have been founded on colonial systems of record-keeping, with institutions valuing written records that uphold the settler-nation narrative. This has resulted in a disproportionate representation of non-Indigenous perspectives in archives, such as the K’gari Research Archive.
Curator Rose Barrowcliffe brings light to the history of Butchulla people and their Country that has previously been concealed through the dominant settler-colonial narrative of this archive to reveal a Butchulla perspective of people, place and archives.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this exhibition may contain images, names, and voices of people who are deceased.
WALK + TALK
Join exhibition curator Rose Barrowcliffe on Saturday 28 August at 12pm for a Walk + Talk of Reading Between the Lines.