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Did you miss a program?

Audio downloads and transcripts are now available for some of the following events held in association with the Utopia exhibition.

'Why do these fellas paint like me ...?' Emily Kame Kngwarreye symposium

22 and 23 August 2008 In this symposium curators, academics, art dealers and critics explore the legacy of Emily, and a panel of Japanese and Indigenous community speakers exchange cultural perspectives on the Emily experience.

More information on the symposium speakers

Audio and transcripts from the symposium available

Janet on the spot

23 August 2008
Renowned art collector Janet Holmes à Court discusses the deeply moving work of Aboriginal artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye with National Museum curator Margo Neale.

Audio and transcript available

Emily in Japan

Sunday 21 September, 2–3pm In conversation with exhibition curator Margo Neale, director/producer Andrew Pike OAM screens work in progress for the Ronin Films documentary revealing insights into the making of the exhibition Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye.

Emily: the impossible modernist

Sunday, 28 September 2008 How does the work of Emily compare stylistically and conceptually with modernism? Can Emily's work be considered abstract expressionist? Exhibition curator Margo Neale and Sydney Morning Herald art critic John McDonald explore these questions with ABC journalist Virginia Trioli.

Audio and transcript available


Alhalkere Country

Weekdays in the school holidays, 10 am – 12 noon
Monday 29 September – Friday 3 October
Monday 6 October – Friday 10 October

Journey into Emily's Country, Alhalkere! Explore a new theme every day in mark-making using lines, dots, colours and patterns.

Ideal for children aged 5 to 12 years and their families.
The Hall

Emily in the Garden

Tuesday 30 September and Wednesday 1 October, 1–3 pm Explore mark-making with ochre on canvas and be inspired by motifs from the Garden of Australian Dreams.

Ideal for ages 8 to 12 years.
Garden of Australian Dreams

A Fun Day for all the Family

Saturday 4 October, 10.30am – 1.30pm
Experience the work of Emily and enjoy traditional and contemporary Indigenous stories, music and art activities.

Yams, seeds and roots

Tuesday 7 October and Wednesday 8 October, 1–3pm
Make your own batik on fabric and discover yams, seeds, roots and native grasses as points of inspiration for Emily's work.

Ideal for ages 10 to 15 years.
Yowie Room

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