Jackie Ryan
Jackie Ryan

Project Title: We'll Show the World: World Expo 88 and Brisbane's almighty struggle for a little bit of cred

Principal Advisor: Dr Sarah Pinto

Postgraduate Engagement Activities:
  • Curated and photographed the ‘South Bank Poetry Trail’ for the Queensland Poetry Festival, selecting Expo 88 legacy items and areas for poets to craft a response (to be performed at the Brisbane Writers Festival in September 2015).
  • Did a reading related to my thesis on World Expo 88 at the ‘Whispers’ salon event for the Queensland Writers’ Centre (13th June 2015).
  • Contributed and edited Expo 88 video footage for an Expo tribute during the Brisbane Festival (7th - 28th September 2013).
  • Invited speaker with Coorparoo District & Heritage Group on the topic of Expo 88 (1st June 2013).
  • Interviewed for 7 News Flashback - Expo 88 7 News (28th April 2013).
  • Wrote the didactic text and edited some of the video for the Museum of Brisbane's exhibition on Expo 88, Light Fantastic: Expo 88 Parades Rewired (6th April 2013 - 27th January 2014).
  • Interviewed by Warren Boland on the subject of Expo 88, 612 ABC Brisbane (6th April 2013).
  • Interviewed for Brisbane's cultural roots were firmly planted when World Expo 1988 took place. Almost 25 years on City News looks back The Courier Mail (25th October 2012).


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