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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.
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.
Dr Luke Taylor, Australian National University, with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra
Old Masters lecture series, 5 June 2014
Anthropologist and author Luke Taylor examines how the different schools of bark painting in western Arnhem Land on show in the Old Masters exhibition transformed the way that Yolnyu people represent their world.
Professor Howard Morphy, Australian National University with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra
Old Masters lecture series, 3 April 2014
Anthropologist Howard Morphy explores the cultural patterns and multi-layered meanings behind the bark paintings on show in Old Masters.
Consultant curator Wally Caruana, with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra
Old Masters lecture series, 5 March 2014
Indigenous art expert Wally Caruana explores the visual language of the bark paintings on show in the exhibition Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists, and provides insights into the culture of the people who created these works.
Ian Dunlop, Pip Deveson and Dr Peter Thorley
5 August 2011
Following a screening of In Memory of Malawan, film-makers Ian Dunlop and Pip Deveson discuss the filming of the rituals for the funeral of Aboriginal clan leader Malawan over a two-week period in the early 1970s.
Jennifer Wilson, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Landmarks series, 12 May 2010
Curator Jennifer Wilson tells us how Australia’s first purpose-built home for the Commonwealth Parliament was opened with suitable pomp and ceremony in Canberra on 9 May 1927.
The forbidden gaze: The 1948 Wubarr ceremony performed for the American–Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land
Dr Murray Garde, University of Melbourne
Barks, Birds and Billabongs symposium, 19 November 2009
Murray Garde considers the Wubarr ceremony performed in 1948 and examines the tangled cross-cultural politics of non-Aboriginal involvement in secret Aboriginal religious ceremonies in Western Arnhem Land.
Professor Claire Smith, Flinders University and Dr Peter Stanley, National Museum of Australia
Sites of Memory symposium, 28 August 2009
The spiritual significance and memorialisation of place are explored by archaeologist Claire Smith, examining Aboriginal sacred sites, and by historian Peter Stanley’s research into the Mont St Quentin battlefield.