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Landmark women: Dr Sue Packer AM

Dr Sue Packer AM, Child at Risk Assessment Unit, Canberra Hospital

Landmark Women, 17 October 2014

Paediatrician Sue Packer talks about her work to improve the lives of children and her role chairing the Mr Fluffy asbestos expert reference group.

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abuse, children, neglect

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Body and spirit: Australian horse welfare

Jennifer Wilson, Karen Hood and Tammy Ven Dange with introduction by Martha Sear

Spirited lecture series, 16 October 2014

Curator Jennifer Wilson on the history of horse health and welfare in Australia in conversation with Karen Hood, president of the Heavy Horse Heaven rescue organisation, and Tammy Ven Dange, chief executive officer of the RSPCA in Canberra.

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history, horse, leisure, sport

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Drawing Life: Warlpiri lines on a changing world

Dr Melinda Hinkson, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University

15 October 2014

Anthropologist and curator Melinda Hinkson reflects on the process of introducing an important collection of crayon drawings, six decades after they were made, to the descendants of their makers in the Northern Territory.

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art, ceremony, culture, indigenous, spirituality

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Between the lines

Dr Melinda Hinkson, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University

Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century: a celebration, 30 September 2014

Warlpiri Drawings curator Melinda Hinkson discusses the portrait sketches in Andrew Sayers’ book and explains how they signify moments of intimacy and cross-cultural relationships.

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art, indigenous

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Introduction and Welcome to Country

Mathew Trinca, Director, National Museum of Australia and Aunty Susan Barry

Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century: a celebration, 30 September 2014

A Welcome to Country by Aunty Susan and introduction by Mat, who invites people to reflect on the Aboriginal artists and their work that inspired Andrew’s book Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century.

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art, indigenous

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Following the line: establishing south-east artists practice

Jonathan Jones, Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist and independent curator

Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century: a celebration, 30 September 2014

Jonathan discusses his research to define a wider Koori artistic movement and outlines the striking similarities better the work of artists in the nineteenth century such as Tommy McRae and contemporary artists such as Roy Kennedy.

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Remembering Barak

Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin, senior Wurundjeri elder of the Kulin nation in Victoria

Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century: a celebration, 30 September 2014

As the great-great-niece of William Barak, Aunty Joy is in a unique position to talk about his life and continue his journey through the drawings in Andrew Sayers’ book.

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Word pictures: cultural stories by William Barak

Carol Cooper, Senior Curatorial Fellow, National Museum of Australia

Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century: a celebration, 30 September 2014

Carol discusses the life and cultural stories of artist William Barak and tries to match the words of Barak to his drawing to recognise his storytelling intent.

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Panga: a Paakantye draughtsman on the Paroo in the 1870s

Dr David Hansen, senior researcher, Sotheby's Australia

Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century: a celebration, 30 September 2014

David talks about the collections of pastoralist Frederic Bonney, including the remarkable drawings of Panga, whose work is a valuable record of life on the Paroo River from an Indigenous stationhand with traditional knowledge.

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art, ceremony, culture, indigenous, spirituality

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Spearing fish, turtle and swan

Andrew Sayers AM, author of Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century

Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century: a celebration, 30 September 2014

Andrew revisits how the book came into being and discusses some new questions in relation to artist Tommy McRae.

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art, indigenous

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