Australia Day is more than the ‘Aussie pride’ and ubiquitous flag merchandise that saturate our experience and antagonise Australia’s First Peoples.
The chosen works creatively interpreted topics such as alcohol and drug addiction, bullying, depression, abuse, religion, culture and identity.
Hailed as the 2013 Brisbane Festival’s biggest coup, Freeze Frame’s final performance not only received a hearty standing ovation from the audience but played to a full house.
It was a day of tradition and celebration at the Pacific Unity Festival.
The night kicked off with a superb performance by Brisbane’s very own local Indigenous Dance Troupe, Nunukul Yuggera.
McNaught, the southern hemisphere’s only LEGO certified professional and one of thirteen worldwide, was on-site at the Ekka showcasing his skills to an admiring audience of all ages.
Max Iffland has been selling kewpie dolls at regional shows for 35 years and loves to hear the stories of customers with a sentimental attachment to the dolls.
“We have people who come in every year and if you asked for a recipe they would rather die than give it to you.” Cheryl Thiel.
Many of the volunteers have been involved with Ekka since they can remember and often the baton handed down through the generations.
It’s so exciting, it’s a phenomenal opportunity to have people just see your artwork, meet other artists and become more inspired.” Amy Ossola.