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A big month ahead of us for May!

Join us for our Special Mother's Day Markets this Saturday and read on to find out more about our Mother's Day Lunch & Reconciliation Week Events!
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__  Check In QLD App
Check In Qld Promo Video featuring Us!

As of May 1, the Check In Qld app will become mandatory and universally used by venues throughout Queensland.

Forget filling out forms for every venue you visit - you just need to do it once and you'll be able to scan and go!

All you need to do is:

✅ visit www.covid19.qld.gov.au/check-in-qld for links to download the app from Google Play or Apple App stores

✅ fill in your details once when you first open the app

✅ open the app when you visit us

✅ scan our QR code or enter the unique pin for this venue

P.S. If you've been to our gallery before, you'll probably recognise some familiar faces in the video above! 

__  First Nations Artisan Markets - Mother's Day

Let us be your one stop shop for a one-of-a-kind present for a one-of-a-kind mum!

A variety of handmade jewellery, accessories and organic skincare will be up for grabs on the day.

There will also be limited edition Mother's Day gift packs available - all made by our network of First Nations Artisans!
 

With May also being Small Business Month, you can show your support and meet the people behind the following Blak Businesses:

Bomsy Studio

Nunkeri Designs

Paperbarklove
 

Our cafe will be open so you can have a bite and a coffee while you browse!

FREE Entry!
📍Basement Level, 300 Adelaide St, Brisbane CBD
🕘Open from 9AM to 2PM


Book a table here or call us at 07 3705 5742
__ Mother's Day Lunch

Several tables still available!

Join us for an afternoon full of love, laughter and delicious food 😋

Our delectable full-course shared banquet menu is guaranteed to impress the foodie mums out there!

The menu will consist of:

  • Fresh baguette and artisan bread with truffle butter
  • Fresh warm burrata, heirloom cherry tomato and lavosh crackers with orange balsamic and mandarin extra virgin olive oil
  • Pepperberry bush-rubbed kangaroo wellington with native plum sauce
  • Slow roast lamb shoulder with lentil ragout
  • Fragrant rice infused with native herbs
  • Mixed leaf salad with lemon myrtle vinaigrette
  • Petit fours
  • A selection of Australian cheese

Don't delay, get your tickets today 🎫

Click here for tickets & more information
__ Reconciliation Week Events
May 27 - June 3
See beyond the canvas and understand the significance of Culture and Country for the upcoming Reconciliation Week!

Join us for Dinner or Lunch, featuring a presentation and Q&A with Birrunga Wiradyuri and special guest, Nyanda Cultural Tours Director, Madonna Thomson. 
 
Topics will include (but not limited to):
  • Truth-telling
  • Storytelling
  • Exploring Lore
  • Cultural Responsibilities 
  • Dialogue around reconciliation as a valid mechanism 
  • Indigenous Business based on Cultural Congruence and Integrity in the contemporary marketplace 
  • Information about Independent Indigenous Tourism Operators of QLD (IITOQ)  

 
The dates to mark on your calendar are:
 
3-Course Dinner on May 29 (Saturday)
2-Course Lunch on June 4 (Friday) 


 
Ticket details and menu to be revealed soon - keep on the look out for our announcement!

Private group tours and sit-down chats with Birrunga are available throughout Reconciliation Week...

Contact us and we'll make it happen!

__ Reconciliation Week T-Shirt Pre-order
Pre-orders are still available for our new t-shirt design. Read below to understand why we picked this artwork for Reconciliation Week!
 
Artwork: Gulmarra Dhurin (Open Wound) by Birrunga Wiradyuri

"This one is about putting a face to the impact of the remains and belongings of our ancestors being removed, held in private collections or museums and need of repatriation.

These unresolved matters are like an open wound for Wiradyuri and for all Sovereign People. The purpose of this piece is to trigger the application of the agents of healing and humanity.

This is represented by the nodding blue lily, a flower that grows on Wiradyuri Country and whose sap is an antiseptic that can be applied to open wounds as a healing agent."
 
- Birrunga

$48 each with sizes from Small up to 3XL

Orders will be shipped in March 27

Call us at 07 3705 5742 or email reception@birrunga.com.au
to pre-order this deadly t-shirt!

UPCOMING __
__ Artist Collaboration with Harry Frith

It was late last year that ex-pat Buderim artists Harry Frith and Birrunga Wiradyuri caught up for the first time in well over 4 decades.

Harry was exhibiting landscape stills in his inimitable Spaghetti Western style of extreme panoramas.

“Harry really gets Country, it’s obvious in his works... it's there as clear as day”, Birrunga thought.

From there conversations and plans developed to work together and, at a minimum, host a new show of Frith’s landscapes at Birrunga Gallery.

An agreement has been struck for Harry to insert himself into a project that will serve as ’the next part’ of the gallery’s unique 3-year Cultural Creative Development Program. The rest will be history when the combined show opened at Birrunga Gallery as a preemptive 2021 NAIDOC event on July 3.

"We are so pleased to able to expose Kane and Stevie to an artist of Harry’s calibre, and likewise Harry with them. Harry and I both grew up on Buderim in the 1960s and 70s when it was a very different place with an extraordinarily healthy and diverse arts community.

Both Kane and Stevie are Kabi Kabi on the paternal side, I have long-standing responsibility to Kabi Kabi Country, Peoples and Ancestors - both Harry and I also know Country pretty well. Added to the mix as Elder in Residence, Traditional Owner, and Kabi Kabi Elder is Uncle Brian Warner. He has agreed to work alongside us again on this project, offering counsel and guidance to the younger artists as well as us old fellas." Birrunga enthused.

Harry Frith: A cinematographer recently returned from living and working in Los Angeles as a DOP. Harry filmed many documentaries, TV shows and films that have been aired from CNN to CBS.

Harry now resides in Queensland and took time to dedicate full time to landscape photography. A very intense journey exploring the rural area of Biarra. Trees and hills bathed in afternoon light. A magic land. Being immersed daily in the landscape was a journey of emotional and visual importance to Harry. The land seemed to stand still as the light moved across it.

The shadows hiding emotions yet revealing a great depth and feeling of what lies beyond the apparent. Harry spent 22 years in Hollywood working with some the greatest filmmakers in the world. Coming home has given Harry the opportunity to work on projects that are meaningful with the hope of bringing understanding and happiness to a world in turmoil through expressing the joy of freedom and open spaces. Clean air and blue skies.

In Harry's own words:

“I'm about to embark on a dream photographic project with artists Birrunga Wiradyuri, Stevie O’chin, and Kane Brunjes.

The project is designed to illustrate our place in the environment and the emotions that we bring as people that exist in this ancient land. Both artists express great feelings and depth with their art and as sentient humans that have found art with traditional links to their ancestors. The idea is to show Kane and Stevie photographically on their Country and significant sites, absorbing the true feeling of what it is to be one with nature and to express feelings of what is and what was. The landscape we photograph will include them, the land, the stories and their heritage.

Part of the emotional journey that they transpose onto canvas. Birrunga will be debut directing, I’ll be photographing and filming supplementary documentary footage with Kane and Stevie producing visual works for the show. So far our journey has been a dream collaboration.

Four artists learning from each other about what is important to us. Our Cultures, art, feelings and the land. We are hoping to express our understanding of where we live and where we came from and who we are. A window into a view of a holistic world of man and nature.”

Thank you for your ongoing support.
Our venue serves as a safe space for everyone to enjoy. 


Hope to see you soon,
Birrunga Gallery & Dining Mob
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