Polynesian dancing
My Island Home
Oct 1, 2017
From February to April 2017, Hyperdome Shopping Centre in Queensland invited locals to come together to celebrate, explore and learn about the traditions of some of the many diverse cultures and communities that call the area of Logan home. Joining the celebration were locals with Indigenous Australian, New Zealand Maori, Polynesian, Samoan and Hawaiian cultural backgrounds.

Focusing on the arts, food and cultural activities of each region, the curated program included workshops, events, demonstrations, educational materials, and more.

Centre Manager of Hyperdome, Rob Mansfield, said the program provided a valuable opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate their multiculturalism.

“The My Island Home program was made possible through the generosity and support of many people in the Logan community” Rob Mansfield, Hyperdome Centre Manager

“Their assistance has been invaluable in delivering this initiative, and importantly, ensuring that all activities have been culturally sensitive and appropriate.”

Activities included:

  • Fresh food workshops including mocktail classes & tropical fruit carving
  • Drum, Polynesian tattoo artwork & Indigenous art rock painting classes
  • Culture Centre with lei making, basket weaving, hula dancing, fire stick twirling, floral headband making & Ti Rakau game
  • Live performances including Maori Spectacular, Polynesian hula dancers, Fijian fire dancers, Indigenous Australian storytelling, and a stunning 1.5 hr Luau event featuring traditional music and dances from Oceania
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Community
ESG 2017