Monthly Archives: June 2010

Practices, Processes & Politics of Indigenous Place-Making: A Symposium

Symposium schedule:

BMW Edge, Federation Square

Thurs 24 June 6.00pm

  • Emmanuel Kasarherou, director Tjibaou Cultural Centre
  • Carroll Go-Sam, Aboriginal Environs Research Centre, UQ
  • Greg Burgess, Architect Uluru-Kata Tjuta & Brambuk
  • Margaret Gardiner, Wurundjeri Elder Continue reading

July Meeting: Jenny Fraser, “Look Good Feel Good: the Art of Healing” and David Hansen “Death Dance”

The next Aboriginal Art Reading Group meeting will be Monday, 19 July, 3:30-4:30pm, Room G38, Elisabeth Murdoch Building.

We will be reading Jenny Fraser’s “Look Good Feel Good: the Art of Healing,” on the The Healing Arts of Aboriginal Australia: an exploration of traditional and conceptual methods in the maintenance of wellbeing and contemporary culture blog. Fraser’s article was also published in the Blak on Blak Artlink magazine Vol 30 No 1 2010. We will also read David Hansen’s “Death Dance;” Hansen’s “Seeing Truganini,” was recently awarded the winner of the ABR Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay. Both readings are available online, please click the underlined text, above, to print a personal copy for the meeting.

A copy of Hansen’s essay, available for photocopying, will also be located in an envelope on the notice board outside Dr Susan Lowish’s office, room G27, ground floor Elisabeth Murdoch Building.

David Hansen, Calibre Prize Winner Talk

This Thursday, 24 June, from 6:15pm-7:15pm, David Hansen will speak about his essay, “Seeing Truganini,” winner of the ABR Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay, at the Wheeler Centre Auditorium. For more about the event and to make a booking click here. This is a free event; other presenters include Brenda Croft, Peter Mares and Tony Brown.

DUCIER podcasts: Stop (the) gap/Mind (the) gap; International Indigenous art in motion

A fellow PhD student sent me an email with clips to talks from the 17 May, 2010 International Indigenous Visiting Scholars Seminar and Presentation, Stop (the) gap/Mind (the) gap; International Indigenous art in motion, the University of South Australia, David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research (DUCIER). I am so grateful that I can both see and hear these talks from Melbourne! Click here to access clips of the following speakers:

Dr Brenda Croft
Lecturer David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research/South Australian School of Art

Associate Professor David Garneau
Associate Professor of Visual Art University of Regina, Canada

Megan Tamati Quannel
Curator Contemporary Maori, Indigenous Art Museum of New Zealand

Kathleen Ash-Milby Associate Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) New York

From U-Matic to YouTube

I recently became aware of this two-day symposium that starts tomorrow:  From U-Matic to YouTube: A national symposium celebrating three decades of Australian Indigenous community film and video. For full details click here.

A description of the symposium, from the website:

Thirty years ago the Indigenous Tribal Council for Borroloola (Gulf of Carpentaria, NT) invited independent filmmakers Alessandro Cavandini and Carolyn Strachan to assist them to make a film about their ongoing struggle in one of the country’s first and now most protracted Land Rights cases. The result was the internationally acclaimed Two Laws (1981), recently updated and released on DVD. What is less well known is that since then the Indigenous community in Borroloola has continued to make remarkable films with a range of collaborators Continue reading