Contemporary Songlines

Dhakkan/Mundagudda (Rainbow Serpent) and Maroochy (Black Swan) Project | 21 Jun to 18 Aug 2024

Contemporary Songlines
North Coast Women’s Art Group, Aunty Jude Hammond (Gunggari/Kamilaroi), Jaiva Davis (Gubbi Gubbi)

This year-long collaborative First Nations student/youth and women’s exhibition showcases our First Nations regional artists’ collective stories and culture.

Project creator, lead and cultural arts project curator, Aunty Jude Hammond (Gunggari/Kamilaroi), with support of Jaiva Davis (Gubbi Gubbi) First Nations cultural arts trainee for Project and Integrated Family and Youth Services (ifys), now based at North Coast Aboriginal Corp. for Commiunity Health (NCACCH), has worked with four schools across the region, Burnside, Caloundra, Maroochydore and Noosa District, and ifys Youth as well as First Nations Women's Art Group, to create individual ceramic/metal Songline sculptures; sharing their connections to place, people and ancestors.

LocationEventDate and timeRegistration
Caloundra Regional GalleryLaunchThursday 20 June, 6pmTBC
Caloundra Regional GalleryExhibitionFriday 21 June to Sunday 18 August 2024Not required


This project is proudly supported by Queensland Government's Grow First Nations Arts Grant, Sunshine Coast Council Major Grants and Caloundra Regional Gallery with partners, Aunty Jude Hammond, Project Creator, Curator and Mentor to Jaiva Davis, Project First Nations Cultural Arts Trainee, Cooroy Butter Factory Art Centre, First Nations Women's Ceramic Group, North Coast Aboriginal Corp. for Community Health (NCACCH) and Integrated Family and Youth Services Youth (ifys). Also with Burnside, Caloundra, Maroochydore and Noosa District High Schools students and staff.