Logan Art Gallery's achievements recognised

Published: 17 November 2017

Logan Art Gallery's achievements recognised
Members of one of the Torres Strait Islander dance groups which performed at the Torres Strait Islander Family Fun Day held in conjunction with the award-winning exhibition.

An exhibition and public program focused on the Torres Strait Islands has delivered a win for the Logan Art Gallery at the recent 2017 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards.

City Lifestyle and Customer Services Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said this was the second year in a row that the gallery had won a Gallery and Museum Achievement Award.

“This is an outstanding outcome for the Logan Art Gallery team and the Libraries and Creative Industries Branch,” Cr Swenson said.

“The state-wide award acknowledged excellence in the category of engagement for Logan Art Gallery’s Torres Strait Islander exhibition.

“This exhibition was known as lesu ra mer giz (From the beginning), ge omaida (When the gospel came) Mer ge baziarda (It took root in Erub), igire Torres Strait (And branched out to the whole of the Torres Strait).

“The gallery team worked with local artist and curator Sylvia Nakachi on this important project which shared the influence of the London Missionary Society and The Coming of the Light on Torres Strait Islander culture and way of life.

“The exhibition hosted earlier this year from 28 April to 10 June, featured traditional and contemporary cultural art forms and engaged Logan’s community in a range of public programs including a significant cultural family fun day.”

Cr Swenson said the Logan Art Gallery had beaten some tough competition to win its award.

“Logan was acknowledged amongst many high calibre entries in the extremely competitive category with the award being shared with joint winner, Queensland Museum Network, for their international project The World Science Festival Brisbane.”