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The Weekend Post - Cairns Eye - - Front Page - BREWS, BLUES AND BBQ Un­til June 25 Cairns Re­gional Gallery MOV­ING HIS­TO­RIES//FU­TURE PRO­JEC­TIONS Un­til June 18

Hem­ing­way’s Brew­ery at Port Dou­glas will host its in­au­gu­ral Brews, Blues and BBQ event on Satur­day, June 10. Along with be­ing a cel­e­bra­tion of craft beer, live mu­sic and bar­be­cue smoked meats, the day will in­clude a round of the Bar­beque’s Galore Aus­tralian Bar­be­cue Cham­pi­onships. There will be some great mu­sic, food stalls, doors prizes and begin­ner bar­be­cue classes as well. To find out more, visit www.hem­ing­ways­brew­ For 25 years, Tor­res Strait Is­lander Kenny Bed­ford has been col­lect­ing the art of his peo­ple. Com­pris­ing paint­ings, prints and sculp­ture by senior, mid-ca­reer and emerg­ing Tor­res Strait Is­lander artists, his col­lec­tion plots the devel­op­ment of a unique art move­ment that com­bines new forms with tra­di­tional prac­tice, cre­ation mythol­ogy, coloni­sa­tion, Chris­tian­ity and the main­te­nance of Cul­ture. This is a tour­ing ex­hi­bi­tion that brings to­gether some of Aus­tralia’s lead­ing fe­male con­tem­po­rary artists who work across screen-based me­dia. Artists in­clude Kate Black­more, Jac­inta Tobin, Mikala Dwyer and Justene Wil­liams, Amala Groom, Deb­o­rah Kelly, Joan Ross, Soda Jerk, An­gel­ica Me­siti and Caro­line Gar­cia. Col­lec­tively and in­di­vid­u­ally the artists act as his­to­ri­ans, ar­chiv­ists and ar­chae­ol­o­gists – ex­ca­vat­ing his­tor­i­cal ma­te­ri­als, dig­ging through records and chan­nelling the past.

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