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The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9) Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Start date 24 November 2018 End Date 28 April 2019 SUMMER FESTIVAL Storytelling with June Perkins and Kiribati community – Image taken by Nicola Harth

‘In Spring 2018, June Perkins contributed some of her written works to the Words and Pictures project at Queensland Art Gallery. Each season we invite local artists and authors to respond to artworks in the Australian Collection.

While these poems and stories were on display, June led an enthusiastic group of children and their grandparents around the gallery on a special tour for Grandparents Day.

June was also invited back to QAGOMA to perform for three days at the APT9 Summer Festival Relax by the River space where she read some of her stories and Magic Fish Dreaming poems to a delighted audience of families.

June is a joy to work and collaborate with, she is organised and has consistently shown solid dedication to her projects at the gallery. June is also a captivating storyteller, she has a careful and considered style of communicating and genuine interest in exploring ways to engage the listener.’

Laura Mudge, Senior Program Officer, Children’s Art Centre

Hannah Grzesiak, Public Programs Officer, QAGOMA

Sophie Dixon, A/Project Coordinator, Exhibitions Management, QAGOMA