[csaa-forum] RSVP address for Courting Blakness Symposium

Fiona Nicoll f.nicoll at uq.edu.au
Tue Aug 26 18:52:40 CST 2014

The announcement below sent on Saturday did not include contact for RSVPs.

The contact email to advise if you are coming to this event is courtingblakness at gmail.com<mailto:courtingblakness at gmail.com>

Between September 5 and 28 the Great Court (at UQ's St Lucia campus) will provide a staging platform for public discussions about the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and institutions of higher learning. To find out more details, see www.courtingblakness.com<http://www.courtingblakness.com<http://www.courtingblakness.com%3chttp:/www.courtingblakness.com>>

Academic experts in art, architecture, history, cultural studies, politics, education, literature, Indigenous knowledge and law, as well as artists and key art industry figures will be coming to UQ from all over Australia on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th of September.

Together, as members of eight themed panels, they will address questions raised by works in Courting Blakness - a public installation of eight cutting edge artworks in the heart of the UQ campus curated by Adjunct Professor Fiona Foley.  Fiona Foley is a leading Australian artist and recipient of the 2013 Australia Council Award for the artist of the year.

We invite you to come to UQ and join in conversations sparked by artworks from  Foley's team of Aboriginal artists - Archie Moore, Karla Dickens, Christian Thompson, Ryan Presley, Natalie Harkin, Michael Cook, r e a and Megan Cope. http://courtingblakness.com

Other public events include:

*         Screening of multimedia installations on sandstone carvings on the walls of the Great Court for approximately one hour on 6 September from 6.00pm (these works will also be accessible via the project website during the period of the exhibition)

*         Visits by school students to view the artworks in the Great Court

*         Student volunteers in the Great Court during each day of the exhibition from 11.00am- 3.00pm, to provide further information about the works and artists.

*         A Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty museums and heritage day on 20 September where Fiona Foley and some of the artists will be available to discuss their work.  For further details see http://www.hass.uq.edu.au/museums-and-collections

If you are based in or around Brisbane or able to travel to UQ to experience this unique transformative education project we look forward to seeing you soon.

Please direct questions about this event to Dr Catherine Lawrence c.lawrence at uq.edu.a<mailto:c.lawrence at uq.edu.a<mailto:c.lawrence at uq.edu.a%3cmailto:c.lawrence at uq.edu.a>> and Dr Fiona Nicoll f.nicoll at uq.edu.au<mailto:f.nicoll at uq.edu.au<mailto:f.nicoll at uq.edu.au%3cmailto:f.nicoll at uq.edu.au>>

Dr Fiona Nicoll

Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies

Director of Engagement

Project Manager: Courting Blakness: Recalibrating Knowledge in the Sandstone University

Dr Fiona Nicoll
Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies
Director of Engagement
Project Manager: Courting Blakness: Recalibrating Knowledge in the Sandstone University

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