STUNNING photographs celebrating one of Australia's largest indigenous festivals will be on display at Isaac Regional libraries this month.
Laura: Festival in Focus is a travelling exhibition of photographs of Cape York's Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival from the State Library of Queensland collection.
State Library regional director Terena Hopkins said the Laura Festival was one of the most important cultural events in Cape York.
"This biennial event celebrates the traditional and contemporary cultures of Aboriginal peoples in Cape York through language, song, dance and stories," Ms Hopkins said.
The display features photographs spanning two decades, with a selection taken by Ron Gales in 1985 and Sarah Scragg in 2009.
Isaac Council Mayor Anne Baker said the display showed how the Laura Festival had developed since starting more than 30 years ago.
Library visitors can view a DVD called Weaving Exchange: Erub Island and Hope Vale, produced by Sarah Scragg. Those with mobile devices will be able to scan a QR code and download footage taken at the 2009 festival.
Images from the exhibition can also be found at pictureqld.slq.qld .gov.au/home.
Exhibition: Where And When
Laura: Festival in Focus will be on display at -
Carmila Library: August 6-9
St Lawrence Library: August 13-16
Dysart Library: August 20-30
Middlemount Library: September 3-13
Clermont Library: September 17-27
Photographs in the exhibition are displayed with permission from the Quinkan & Regional Cultural Centre, producers of the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival.