First Nations artists hit road for showcase

First Nations artists, including Gordon Hookey pictured, are bringing a travelling exhibition to the City of Logan.
First Nations artist Gordon Hookey will share the inspiration for his art and writing at Logan Libraries as part of a special travelling exhibition.

A travelling exhibition developed by First Nations artists will visit the City of Logan later this month.

Superpowered on Tour will be at Logan Central Library during January and February, Beenleigh Library in March and Logan North Library in April.

The tour, presented in collaboration with the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), features four interactive projects for children.

The program includes making kangaroo masks and ‘super-powered hero’ costumes.

The tour features leading First Nations artists Tony Albert (Girramay/Yidinyji/Kuku Yalanji peoples), Gordon Hookey (Waanyi people), Vincent Namatjira (Western Aranda people) and Kaylene Whiskey (Yankunytjatjara people).

Gordon Hookey will visit Logan Central Library on Saturday, February 25 to talk about the inspiration for his art and do a reading of his picture book The Sacred Hill, which features in Superpowered on Tour.

The book tells the inspiring story of four spirited kangaroos that go on an adventure that leads them home to the sacred hill.

Copies of the book are available for loan from Logan Libraries.

A braille copy will also be available at each library hosting the tour’s display and activities.

In addition to the tour display, each library will host a special Superpowered on Tour Kids Club activity.

A limited number of activity packs are also available to complete at home.

For more details and to book into any of the library activities including Gordon Hookey’s session, visit

Families can also join Superpowered on Tour at Logan Art Gallery from Tuesday, January 17 to Saturday, January 21 (10am to 2pm each day).

No bookings are required at the gallery.

Participants can enjoy creating together as children must be accompanied by a parent or carer.