Yana Gair Le


This exhibition brings together contemporary visual art by First Nations artists from Countries and Seas across Australia who reside in North Queensland. In the language of the Gurambilbarra Wulgurukaba people, Traditional Owners of Townsville, ‘yana’ means ‘walk’. In Meriam Mer, the language of Mer (Murray Island) people, ‘Gair Le’ means ‘together’. In this exhibition Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists ‘yana gair le’ – walk together.

Opening night event - 9 July, 6pm – 9pm

Between Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts & Flinders Lane

7pm Meuram Murray Island Dancers, from Meriam nation, are will perform selected Torres Strait Island dances led by Obery Sambo. 7:30pm Respire, Respire, a live performance work which accompanies Mel O’Callaghan’s exhibition Centre of the Centre @ Flinders Lane.

Image Credit: Waterholes, Martina Ah Sam, acrylic on canvas, 88 x 98cm, 2019.