A Photographic Exhibition to Celebrate Neighbour Day 2017 in West End
Dates: 26th March – Late April
This exhibition celebrates Neighbour Day 2017 on 26th March. It features people for whom Boundary Street is a neighbourhood of life, work, relaxation, shopping , celebration, and friendships.
Boundary Street is a neighbourhood that embraces diversity. Shopfronts tell stories of the old and new cultures that have made a home here. Private homes and public space sit side by side. Street signs tell the history of a colonial presence on ancient land of the Jagera and Turrbal peoplesThis exhibition is running conjunction with an online exhibition and a Facebook Collection
Tony Robertson is a Brisbane photographer whose works in the tradition of social documentary and storytelling. His folio of images includes, political rallies, cultural celebrations and memorials for bereaved communities.
The exhibition will include a series of “Meet the Photographer Events so come back and check on dates and times!!
Celebrating Brisbane Women Through My Lens
See the full collection here
May the ancient story of a child born in occupied territory open our hearts to the work of defending human rights.
May the birth of every child call us to our communal responsibility to protect children, to take them on wild adventures and to let them grow into the unique person they are called to be.
May the image of a family forced to seek refuge and asylum far from their home inform our political choices as citizens of a global village.
May our messages of good wishes and happy holidays not blind us to the work of justice making and non-violence.
May the lights and decorations of the season remind us of our mission to bring light to the darkness and celebration to life.
May our gifting be generous as we remember those who live in situations of poverty and exploitation.
May we hear angelic voices singing our dream of peace on earth
Image is the work of Mark Knight cartoonist at The Herald Sun in Melbourne
12 The Prophet’s Birthday (Islam)
Supporting Men’s Health in Movember
On an average of maybe once a month I join the 2.5 million train passengers per year that swipe their cards at the Fortitude Valley train station. In peak hour I blend into the bodies and faces that focus on the platform or the exit without awareness of the guards watching the procession of humanity. Off -peak is more relaxed and even seems to promote acknowledgements and greetings as we take our time to swipe and move.
Today I had an off peak experience and casually swiped my card when a voice called “Hey mate”. When I realised it was a staff member I immediately thought either my card didn’t read or random body checks were about to be introduced by Queensland Rail.
However, the greeting was followed with “I saw you on TV the other week”. I now have reasonable list of TV credits to my name so I could ask “Whch program”? It turns out it was a recent ABC documentary on Mu’ooz Restaurant in West End.
The fascinating insight for me was that the staff member stated he recognized me from my trips in and out of Fortitude Valley. Just when I thought I woud be a face in the crowd it turns out that my face stands out enough to be remembered on screen and at barriers!!
Our conversation then shifted to the subject of the documentary and the QR staff member’s interest in learning more about African cuisine and the location of the restaurant.
I did my promo job with a quick review and reccommendation as well as directions to rival Google maps.
This encounter also reminded me that I live in a public sphere most of the time. Today I was wearing my “Free the Refugees” Tee shirt and my Anti-Poverty 2016 cap. I have been described as a walking billboard before and I take my public role of advocacy as a challenge and invitation to engage in public conversations about justice.