Monthly Archives: April 2012

Talk on the 17th: Indigenous Research: By Us or About Us. What’s in it for us?

For more about this event, click here. Admission is free but tickets are required.

The Lin Onus Conversations Presented by The Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts

Indigenous Research: By Us or About Us. What’s in it for us? Presented by the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts, the Lin Onus Conversations centre on Indigenous arts, histories and future directions, bringing leading practitioners and educators to the public. The Conversations are designed to foster collaboration and creative engagement between Indigenous and migrant peoples.

Join the conversation with guest speakers Professor Marcia Langton, Continue reading

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Djon Mundine lecture, Same But Different: Things That Matter

Thursday,  19 April, 7:30pm at the Institute of Postcolonial Studies,  78-80 Curzon Street, North Melbourne. More info here.

I think of the present day Aboriginal condition and the struggle over the last twenty years as akin to the Stalin – Lenin/Trotsky divide in the 1920s and the 1930s. One wanted to consolidate communism in one state; the other to spread the revolution universally – to take it into the international. Colonisation, I think, rolls in a progression, Continue reading

April Meeting: Indigenous Australian Art Charter of Principles for Publicly Funded Collecting Institutions and Judith Ryan’s “The Ancient Made New”

The next Aboriginal Art Reading Group meeting will be Monday, 16 April, 4:30-5:30pm in room 215, John Medley Building, University of Melbourne.

There will be two readings for April: the Indigenous Australian Art Charter of Principles for Publicly Funded Collecting Institutions available from the Cultural Ministers Council publications page and Judith Ryan’s “The Ancient Made New,” Apollo: The International Magazine for Collectors, July/August 2011, that can be accessed through the University of Melbourne’s Discovery search.