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Special programs presented in conjunction with the Warlpiri Drawings: Remembering the Future exhibition in Canberra. Download audio and transcripts from events linked to Warlpiri
Warlpiri Drawings public lecture: Dr Melinda Hinkson
15 October 2014
Drawing Life: Warlpiri lines on a changing world
This public lecture was presented as a curatorial backstory to the Warlpiri Drawings exhibition.
Anthropologist and curator Melinda Hinkson reflected on the process of introducing an important collection of crayon drawings, six decades after they were made, to the descendants of their makers; and asked in what ways might the activity of drawing be understood as a vital space for cross-cultural interaction?
Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century: a celebration
30 September 2014
A symposium celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century by Andrew Sayers AM.
Many good books are published about Australian art, but few change the way we see and understand it. When Andrew Sayers’ Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century appeared in September 1994, it did just that. This symposium explored the impact of Andrew’s book, and deepened and extended our understanding of its field. It included a presentation by Warlpiri Drawings curator Melinda Hinkson.
Introduction and Welcome to Country
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|Download Remembering Barak audio/transcript|
Word pictures: cultural stories by William Barak
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|Panga: a Paakantye draughtsman on the Paroo in the 1870s|
Dr David Hansen, Senior Researcher, Sotheby's Australia
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|Spearing fish, turtle and swan|
Andrew Sayers, AM
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|'Without the aid of a master': the Dawn of Art drawings and their artists|
Dr Philip Jones, Senior Curator, Department of Anthropology, South Australian Museum
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|Between the lines|
Dr Melinda Hinkson, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University
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|Following the line: establishing south-east artists practice|
Jonathan Jones, Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist and independent curator
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Warlpiri Drawings curator talk
21 August 2014
Museum Friends program
Friends were invited to an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Walpiri Drawings exhibition by curator Melinda Hinkson, followed by refreshments in the Friends Lounge.
Warlpiri Art Market Day at AIATSIS
14 August and 15 August
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (next to the National Museum on Acton Peninsula)
This was a rare opportunity to buy original Aboriginal artworks and support remote communities from the Northern Territory.