The Mission

It was a normal sweltering February day when I walked in to the University of Queensland back in 2010. Sweat dripped down my swarthy back; I was nervous. Making close friends had never been my forte in high school, and that wasn’t a trend that I wanted to continue at uni. It was going to[…]

From Country to Campus

Did I attend UQ? Well, it wasn’t called that when I “went to uni” in the sixties. There was only one university in Brisbane, perhaps Queensland, at the time, hence no need to differentiate. The transition from a country high school to the stately sandstone of the Forgan Smith building in order to pursue an[…]

“You two are still here then?”

Some memories stick with me—remaining as fresh now as if events only happened yesterday. They change the way I think and feel about places. One of my intense, site-specific memories is connected with a very special event which took place in the heart of The University of Queensland (UQ). The artworks of eight inspiring Aboriginal artists[…]