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Guyu and Friend Mr Pelican

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A children’s book by Aunty Hope (Dr Hope O'Chin) that tells the Dreamtime story of a boy called Guyu and his friend, Mr Pelican. Watch a film of the reading and explore Kabi-Kabi language through the accompanying activity booklet.

Part of HORIZON KIDS: FAMILY HOURS. Drop-in from 9am to Midday, every day from Saturday 27 August to Sunday 4 September – for some FREE, self-guided arts and craftery (check out the separate event listing for more info).
This event is recommended for children aged 4-12.

'Guyu and Friend Mr Pelican' is one of the selected 'Homegrown' acts to appear in the 2022 Horizon Festival program. Now in its third year 'Homegrown' is well and truly embedded in the program. Our commitment to investing in the growth of local artists and creating presentation opportunities is key to the core values of the festival.'

Some images may contain images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who may have passed.

Hope is a Kabi-Kabi (also known as Gubbi-Gubbi), Wakka-Wakka, Koa, Gugu-Yalanji educator who has worked in education from the early 1980s and as an artist from 1993, exhibiting in over 45 exhibitions. Hope has been a classroom teacher, employed as a Tutor, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer Aboriginal, and Head of the ATSI Primary and Secondary Teaching Program CAE (Mt Gravatt campus). Catholic Education employed Hope as the Principal Coordinator of Ngutana-Lui in Brisbane and was also appointed Chair of the Queensland Indigenous Catholic Education Advisory Committee. In 1991, Hope was appointed Assistant Executive Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Schools. From 1993, as Director and Chair of the Queensland Indigenous Catholic Education Advisory Committee, Hope became a member of many State and National Committees in the education, training and employment sector. Additionally, Hope has served six consecutive years as a Commissioner of Corrective Services, Trustee of the Queensland Art Gallery and member of other statutory boards in Queensland, including the Queensland Teachers Board of Education.

'Homegrown' is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Free event.

Image: Aunty Hope O'Chin

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