Event Community Led Architecture

Community Led Architecture

Rebuilding Culture on Minjerribah

20 March 2022

  • Location:
    North Stradbroke Island Museum on Minjerribah/Stradbroke Island
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You are invited to join us at the North Stradbroke Island Museum on Minjerribah for this panel conversation. Quandamooka artist Megan Cope will discuss the development of her Oyster Reef Project with her community of project collaborators. Together they will discuss how this experimental work realigns cultural responsibility with contemporary practice and highlights how art can heal Country in the waters of Minjerribah.

This program has been moved offsite to support community access to this important project on Country, and for Country. Megan’s work reflecting this broader project Kinyingarra Guwinyanba features in This language that is every stone alongside Australian and international artists addressing cultural continuation and synergies. Kinyingarra Guwinyanba  means ‘place of oyster rocks’ in Jandai and Gowar languages, and is a hand-built sculptural formation envisaged as a living work that will last for time immemorial.

Getting to North Stradbroke Island Museum on Minjerribah (NSIMM) 
15/17 Welsby St, Dunwich QLD 4183
North Stradbroke Island is accessible by either Vehicle Ferry or Water Taxi departing from Cleveland on the mainland. You must make a booking to take your car on the vehicle ferry.

Cleveland is easy driving distance from both Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and is also serviced by public transport. Quensland Rail train services operate frequently from Brisbane departing from Central or Roma Street Stations and travelling to the Cleveland station. From here buses operate to both ferry terminals. Download the latest QR timetable. North Stradbroke Island Museum is a 700m walk from the ferry terminal on Minjerribah, or if you require transport and access assistance, please let know via the registration form.

Attending online
This program will be livestreamed via the IMA Facebook, to enable access for those unable to travel to Minjerribah.

Registration is required for both in person and online attendance.



COVID safety advice
By registering for the in person event at NSIMM, you and your guests agree to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in line with Government mandated vaccination requirements. For entry we recommend downloading the Check In Qld app prior to your arrival and linking your proof of vaccination. For contact tracing purposes, we are using the Check In Qld app. If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home.

About the exhibition
Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Asad Raza, and Kamilaroi artist Warraba Weatherall, This language that is every stone is the fourth iteration in a series of exhibitions conceived by Obrist and Raza that survey Martinican philosopher Édouard Glissant’s life and work. Developed specifically within an Australian context, This language that is every stone explores cultural synthesis and permeability through the works of Australian First Nations and diasporic artists, with contributions from international counterparts.

  • Partner:

    This event is part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Festival, an initiative of Architecture Media and State Library of Queensland. APAF 2022 is curated by Georgia Birks and Christina Cho.

Megan Cope. Photo: JoAnne Driessens.

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The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.