Meeanjin is a legacy event of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. First held at Reddacliff Place in Brisbane in April 2018 with more than 10,000 people visiting. The initial event was an opportunity for Commonwealth Games visitors to meet Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and performers and purchase authentic artworks.
Meeanjin is a two-day festival and South East Queensland’s home of authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, music and artisan products. Enjoy quality shopping, dance performances, live music, artisan workshops, children's entertainment and assorted native foods and beverages.
Our response to the COVID-19
The SEQICC Board have responded to the COVID-19 by deciding not to cancel Meeanjin 2020 but to move it online. Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community is considered to be one of the most vulnerable communities in the country. As such we were not prepared to risk the health of our families, colleagues, friends, and visitors to the markets by having a face-to-face event.
So, while we work to move Meeanjin online please stay with us! This will be a chance for you to support many of your favourite Indigenous stallholders and performers who are already feeling the impact of this crisis.
The Meeanjin Markets are proudly hosted by the The South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (SEQICC) and organised by Jabin Project Management
The SEQICC is committed to fostering trade and building capacity for Indigenous owned businesses in our region, and host of the Meeanjin Markets where possible uses Indigenous owned businesses in its delivery.
Jabin was awarded the tender to organise the November 2019 event and the two events in 2020. Jabin is a Brisbane based 100% owned and operated project management company with a broad range of experience.