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Michael Kirby AC CMG, Robyn Laverack, Jordan Raskopoulos, Dr Shirleene Robinson, Cathy Van Extel
Defining Moments in Australian History, 1 June 2018
Forty years after the first Sydney mardi gras and months after Australia achieved marriage equality, we consider whether Australia has reached the end of the rainbow. Or has the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights just begun?
Christina Sumner OAM, weaver, teacher and former curator at the Powerhouse Museum
Textiles play a central role in Islamic society, and reflect the enduring richness of Islamic culture. This lecture draws on textile artefacts displayed in the exhibition, ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’.
Muhammed Aksu and Dylan Esteban, Bluestar Intercultural Centre
Explore the meaning of the exhibition title, ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’, taken from a verse of the Holy Qur’an. This phrase is a source of inspiration and guidance for the Muslim world and beyond, reminding us of the value of respect and human equality.
Former prime minister John Howard, Howard Library director Professor Tom Frame and National Museum director Mathew Trinca
Defining Moments in Australian History, 7 March 2018
A reflection on the history of liberalism in Australia, from prime minister Alfred Deakin to prime minister John Howard, and a discussion on Defining Moments in Australian history.
Judith Brett, award-winning author, leading political thinker and Emeritus Professor of politics at La Trobe University
28 February 2018
An exploration of the political achievements and the inner spiritual life of early Australian prime minister Alfred Deakin.
Artist John Wolseley
13 February 2018
An exclusive insight into the development of the Midawarr | Harvest exhibition and the remarkable relationship John shared with Yolgnu elder Mulkun Wirrpanda.
Musician and Gamilaraay language teacher Nardi Simpson, linguist and Western Desert language expert Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis, author and Aboriginal educator Dr Paul Collis, and Indigenous policy expert Sarah Burr
Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 4 February 2018
Explore the languages of Australia’s first peoples and how words that often defy translation into English carry knowledge, culture and a way of being in the world.
Sita McAlpine and Christiane Keller, curators, National Museum of Australia
Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 1 December 2017
Behind the scenes stories of travelling with Aboriginal artists and recording and telling their stories in the lead up to the Songlines exhibition.
Dr Peter Morse, Fulldome Artist, Hobart, Tasmania
Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 17 November 2017
The latest technology behind the digital dome on show in the Songlines exhibition, with an outline of the artworks and film featured in the Walinynga (Cave Hill) and Seven Sisters experiences.
Indigenous scholar and designer Alison Page, Big hART creative director Scott Rankin, filmmaker and Martu man Curtis Taylor, Songlines lead curator Dr Margo Neale, with ABC RN presenter Paul Barclay
Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 16 November 2017
Defining and understanding Aboriginal songlines as epic foundational stories and part of the dreaming, Jukurrpa, using modern digital storytelling.