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DREAMING

MANAMANA

ABN: 93066179429

  making the world more beautiful 

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DIGITAL | ART | MURALS | INCURSIONS

Contributing to Building Healthy Communities by Facilitating Positive Outcomes in First Nations Cultural Advocacy through Reconciliation Action Projects

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In 2020 Ipswich City Council held a Competition to design an artwork to adorn the Council's iFuture Corporate Plan. Jennifer Kent's submission 'Growth' won First Place in the Adult Category.

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The Flaker Dream Mural was a Glorious Project that involved the Forest Lake Community with multiple Dignitaries & Organisations attending the Community Day. The official opening was blessed by Queensland's very own Premier Annastacia.

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Jenny Kent's Artwork was selected from a State wide Expression of Interest. The Story reflects the Queensland Landscape and tells a story about a journey across the land. 

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This substantial Artwork (2.4m x 1.2m) currently adorns the entrance of Asahi's new Waterline Production Warehouse in Wulkuraka. The Artwork is called Warambal and means 'watercourse'.

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Camira Kindy Commissioned the Manamana Dreamteam to uplift a safety railing in the playground. In the Spirit of Reconciliation the project showed an appreciation for the entire Community & the important role we all hold.

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Macgregor State School's P&C & Macgregor Outside School Hours Care team initiated a Reconciliation Mural with Manamana Dreaming. 'To the Stars' is the Schools motto.

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A meeting place symbol in this artwork represents Ipswich City. The Artwork is called 'Murumbabarabah' which means the place of Good People. The Story is displayed via video at the Visitor Information Centre.

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Over the Beautiful Saint Mary's Cathedral in Woodend, eleven of Jenny's Artworks were displayed by Light Projection Artist James Muller in a DeLightFUL showcase for Ipswich's Spark Festival in the Winter of 2022.

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During October 2022 Aspley East State School employed the Manamana Dreamteam to design an artwork in the Schools main thoroughfare near the office. The Beautiful Colours were chosen in a vote by Staff. 

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During 2022 Students of Craigslea State High School sought to dedicate a mural to the First Nations People of Australia. With the support of Staff and the P&C the project began & the school reached out to Manamana Dreaming.

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In 2021 Yield Advisory had a fundraiser and among many items they auctioned off this beautiful artwork called 'Traditional Roles' which was painted by Jenny.

As a result, Yield Advisory raised over $4,000 for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation! 

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The Bright Exhibition was a collaboration by 4 Unique & very different Artist's: Suzie Dennis, Helen Macdonald, Gloria Lebrocq Butler & Jennifer Kent. The Exhibition was held at The Bribie Island Community Arts Centre.

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Jenny Kent was commissioned by Emmanuel City Mission as an Artist in Residence along with two other Amazing Local Talents Moojidi & Ross to design an Artwork based on the theme 'a Revolution of tenderness' the goal was to inspire patrons to be creative & make art.

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Jenny Kent designed an artwork to adorn the Sports Uniforms for the new 2023 Primary School in Augustine Heights - Woogaroo Creek State School. The Artwork represents the Woogaroo Creek landscape & 4 house teams: Bottlebrush, Eucalyptus, Wattle, Banksia.

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The Wall of Belonging was Manamana Dreaming's Very First Mural and was a Successful Collaboration of many hands. One of the quotes say: "By its very nature love calls for growth in openness and the ability to accept others" ~ Pope Francis Fratelli Tutti

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The Coolamon was made by Glen from RaD Didgeridoos and painted by Jenny. The Story is called "Blessed will you be in the City & Blessed will you be in the Country". This beautiful piece was given as a gift to our US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy from our Mr Speaker Milton Dick.

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Jenny was contracted by First Nations Advisory to design and Digitalise an Artwork that can be used on Documents.  The Artwork is called 'Walking Strong' and tells a Story about Australians coming together. Jenny also designed the new logo.

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QCAN stands for Queensland Children's Activity Network & they are a responsible for over watching Outside School Hours Care Services throughout the region. Jenny Kent designed their Reconciliation Action Plan Artwork called 'Utingat' which is the Kalkadoon word for emu.

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One of Ipswich Hospital's Latest Initiatives - Jaghu is a healthcare service for First Nations mob and their families expecting bubs. Jenny Kent designed their new Logo and Artwork that will adorn baby wraps for clients, the teams uniform and heaps of other Promotional gear.

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Ngutana Lui Cultural Centre is located in Inala near St Mark's Catholic Church. It provides Cultural Education to Schools and Organisations across the region. 

Jenny has a few artworks around the gardens.

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St Joseph's College in Coomera commissioned Jenny to create Digital Artworks to tell a Story about the Stations of the Cross. The 14 Stations are located throughout the school and begin at the Kerkin Road Entrance

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A Work in Progress began in 2022 at the WMAC C & K Kindy.

The beautiful boards display a story about the local rivers and flora and fauna. We are excited to see and add some more contributions from families soon.

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Guardian Childcare & Education Coopers Plains is making history. The team are passionate about Reconciliation and making a positive difference in their local communities. 

This beautiful mural brightens up the whole neighborhood. 

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To celebrate 10 years in the Springfield Community Charis Mullen MP commissioned an artwork by Jenny for YMCA Springfield Lakes Community Centre. The Artwork is called "Making Damper" and there is a link explaining the story on the Mini Clips page.

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This year QPAC is hosting the Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centers Conference! It's a big Event which hosts an incredible array of dignitaries from all over the world. Jenny's artwork Bonyi Bread is reflective upon the years theme.

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Brisbane State Highschool reached out to Manamana Dreaming to design a Mural for Reconciliation Week 2023.  Jenny met with approximately 3000 participants who each added a thumbprint to the mural. The project will celebrate an official opening later in the year.

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Aspley East State School Staff have voted and chosen a new design for their staff shirts!

The new look is even more special because it is based from the Reconciliation Mural in front of the office installed by the Manamana Dreamteam. You all look fab in them! 

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The Lillipilly Wall is in progress! The wall is being designed to capture the vibrant and wonderful community of St Andrews 2023. We still have alittle bit more to do and We are looking forward to meeting heaps of new people at the Fair.

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the artwork "Strength, Resilience & Opportunity" was designed by Jennifer to adorn the promotion of the 2023 Queensland Catholic Education Conference being held in Herston. The Red Gum was chosen to represent the theme because of its Strength, Resilience and the wonderful Opportunities it provides for us all.

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The Spark Festival is fast becoming one of Ipswich City's most exciting annual events offering locals and visitors a cultured variety of entertainment and fun. If you're looking for something to do this winter with your family, keep an eye out for these pop up entertainment shows that will certainly make your day more interesting. 

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Manamana Dreaming been working with Algester State School to bring about the "Butterfly Wall" to help raise much needed awareness to the survival of the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly species and make the School a little more beautiful in the Spirit of Reconciliation.

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the artwork "Strength, Resilience & Opportunity" was designed by Jennifer to adorn the promotion of the 2023 Queensland Catholic Education Conference being held in Herston. The Red Gum was chosen to represent the theme because of its Strength, Resilience and the wonderful Opportunities it provides for us all.

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The winning entry "Before the Feast" by Jennifer Kent won the acrylic and oil category with over 400 entries. Judges said the competition was steep but couldn't go past the construction of colour displayed throughout the painting. 

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The Gallery has been a collaboration between The Sunnybank Private Hospital and the World Arts and Multi-Culture Inc. The purpose of the Gallery was to create an artistic environment for patients, staff and visitors to help beautify the space.

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Hosted by St Vincents Care and Evangelisation Brisbane, Nginda, Ngayi, Ngali (You, Me, Us) was held in the Hanly Room within the Brisbane City St. Stephens Cathedral Precinct. The exhibition hosted an array of artworks from Jenny and Stolen Generation Artist Gloria Lebrocq Butler. 

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Emmanuel City Mission celebrates Naidoc!

 

We had a few pieces of art on display and some lovely conversations.

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Pixel was a colourful digital production that adorned the face of Ipswich's 1 Nicholas Street Building during this years Spark Festival. Clicking on the link on the title above will take you to a page that has more information regarding the artwork and animation team that made the artwork flow.

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Recently Pepsico Tingalpa Commissioned Jenny to do an artwork for their Reconciliation Action Plan.

Smiths the Snack food Company's Tingalpa factory produces all sorts of brands of snack foods locally to the entire South East Region. 

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Coming Soon - Jenny is working with Moreton Bay Regional Council on an exciting new Reconciliation Action Project!

Watch this space!

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