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Launch of PUNQ Festival
Wulgurukaba & Bindal Country (Townsville)

Launch of PUNQ Festival

Big Eye Arts & Culture Centre

'Join us to celebrate the launch of Pop Up North Queensland Festival 2021.'

We're excited to invite you to celebrate the launch of Pop Up North Queensland (PUNQ) Festival 2021. Please join us for performances from the Wulgurukaba Dancers, SayLa V, Gracelyn Smallwood and Aunty Shireen Malamoo. You can also enjoy the exhibition opening of 'From the Desert to the Sea' by Stephen Oliver, the BLAK Markets, and the unveiling of a new mural artwork on the façade of Big Eye Arts & Cultural Centre.

Food will be available from Indigenous food stalls and drinks from our cash bar.

When:
Friday 30 July, from 6pm

Where:
Big Eye Arts & Cultural Centre,
81 - 83 Flinders Street, Townsville.

About Big Eye Arts & Culture Centre

Big Eye Arts & Cultural Centre is an Indigenous Arts and Culture business that showcases, promotes and preserves Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, Culture and Stories. The centre has a shop, a gallery and a flexible studio and outdoor area. Big Eye produces and hosts the Townville Blak Art Markets every second Saturday. Every Thursday they run a Cultural food day for the general public to enjoy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dishes while meeting and getting to know artists and performers who work with the centre. Artists can create art on site and offer regular workshops. They also run arts and cultural education for schools and workspaces.  

The Big Eye Arts & Culture Centre is run by Aunty Rosalind Sailor and an incredible group of volunteers. https://www.facebook.com/aboriginalartcentretsv.

Event Information

Free Event Wheel Chair Accessible Free Parking Performance Live Event Festival Launch Market Event
Location Details

81-83 Flinders Street, Townsville QLD, Australia 4810.

Venue Accessibility

This venue’s conditions include:

  • Nearby accessible parking.
  • Nearby accessible public transport (bus station and ferry station).
  • Accessible third-party scooter options throughout CBD city centre (for travel).
  • Nearby street drop-off points.
  • Wheelchair accessibility.
  • An accessible entrance (both ramp and stairs) and no obstructions to the path upon entering.
  • Signage indicating it is a PUNQ program.
  • Venue is close to accessible public bathroom facilities that offer wider doors, adequate floor space to move around in the bathroom, and fixtures designed for comfort including hand railings and low-effort tap handles (in Flinders Square).
  • Quiet spaces available for participants, this location will have ambient or no music playing.
  • Venues have been strategically designed for clear pathways throughout with a focus on minimising clutter.
Pricing

This is a free event to celebrate the launch of the festival.

Opening Hours

Fri 6-9pm

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PUNQ asks that visitors adhere to social distancing, visitor logs, and other COVID Safe directives and procedures as directed.

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Acknowlegement of Country

PUNQ respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region; Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.

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North Queensland, Australia | Fri 30 July – Sun 8 August 2021

North Queensland, Australia
Fri 30 July – Sun 8 August 2021

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