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Jul 18 2024

Voicing the Living Archive: Working with First Nations Collections in Higher Education

This symposium will present perspectives on, and experiences of, people working with First Nations arts and artefact collections in universities.Increasingly universities in Australia are engaging and working with First Nations perspectives, knowledge and communities in teaching and research. University museums and collections are part of this, being custodians of First Nations material culture, archives, and art.Speakers will include First Nations Australians and Non-Indigenous researchers doing collaborative work. The symposium will be of interest to curators, managers of collections, researchers, teachers and students.Keynote speaker:  Professor Sandy O’Sullivan Sandy is a Wiradjuri transgender/non-binary person. Sandy recently completed an internationally-focused Australian Research Council program examining the representation and engagement of First Nations’ Peoples across 470 museums and Keeping Places, and they continue to engage with the Museum Queeries collective in Canada. They also recently completed an ARC Linkage project mapping creative practice across the Barkly Region of the Northern Territory (Creative Barkly). Sandy's work is often across both industry and the academy, and recently they completed a national review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance and theatre makers for the Australia Council for the Arts. They are currently a 2020-2024 ARC Future Fellow, with a project titled Saving Lives: Mapping the influence of Indigenous LGBTIQ+ creative artists.

09:30 - 17:30 1 more date available
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Jul 18 2024

In Conversation with Professor Sandy O’Sullivan

Speaker:Professor Sandy O’SullivanDate\Time: Thursday 18 July 2024, 17:30-18:30Location: Building 1 Level A Room 1A21, ҹAV (NB Room 1a21 is accessed from the foyer joining Building 1 and Mizzuna café);  AbstractProfessor Sandy O’Sullivan will be discussing their current Australian Research Council (ARC)Saving Lives research focusing on a number of projects, including complex queer representations on TV, Indigenous queerness in museums, and the representation of trans lives across, and outside of, the public imaginary.All are welcome! BioProfessor Sandy O’Sullivan (they/them) is a transgender Wiradjuri person.  They lead the Intimacies theme of the Centre for Global Indigenous Futures and they work in the Department of Critical Indigenous Studies, both housed at Macquarie University. They are a 2020-2025 ARC Senior Future Fellow with the program titled: Saving Lives: mapping the influence of Indigenous LGBTIQ+ creative artists. This nationally funded work follows on from another major ARC project that explored representation and engagement of Indigenous peoples and communities across national museums – a program that ran for eight years and reviewed 470 museums. Since 1991 they’ve taught and researched across gender and sexuality, education, museums, the body, creativities and First Nations’ identity. Sandy has been a musician, performer and sound artist since 1982, holding national and international residencies. This event is hosted by the Centre for Cultural and Creative Research (CCCR), Faculty of Arts and Design, ҹAV. To discover upcoming seminars and events, please follow us on Facebook @uccccr, or Instagram and Twitter @uc_cccr. Alternatively, join our mailing list by emailing cccr@canberra.edu.au. Any questions and accessibility requests please contact: cccr@canberra.edu.au.

17:30 - 18:30

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