Sky Country: Our Connection to the Cosmos
11 May 6.30 – 8.30pm
11 – 28 May 2017
Blak Dot Gallery. Saxon Street, Brunswick
Thursday – Saturday 12pm-5pm
Sunday 12pm – 4pm
Kate ten Buuren (Curator)
Adam Ridgeway (Assistant Curator)
This show will bring together eight Indigenous artists to transform Blak Dot Gallery into an ethereal space, which will express our ongoing connection with sky country, in all its wisdom, beauty and mystery.
Focusing on Aboriginal peoples continuing connection with the night sky, the show will depict each artist’s connection with the cosmos.
The show has been inspired by Monash Country Lines Archive project, in which stories from the Dreaming have been transformed into animations. These animations link the oral method of storytelling, language reclamation, tradition and creation together.
This upcoming show will focus on the Taungurung tale Winjara Wiganhanyin (Why we all die), in which the moon looses his power to bring humans back from the dead.
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Writing Australia-India in the Asian century with Dalit, Indigenous and Multilingual Tongue.
An open-to-public, free event brought to you by Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
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Last year, a group of academics and staff working on the Monash Country Lines Archive … Continue reading From Story to 3D Animation: Preserving Indigenous knowledge through the Monash Country Lines Project
The Storyteller Lady Who Fell Out of the Sky
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2014 Future Justice Prize awarded to John Bradley
Associate Professor John Bradley of the Monash Indigenous Centre has won the 2014 Future Justice … Continue reading 2014 Future Justice Prize awarded to John Bradley
Showcasing current research and Interdisciplinary potential
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Wednesday 3rd September 2014 , 2pm to 3pm Monash Indigenous Centre LibraryBuilding 55 level 2. … Continue reading The Paleo Diet: the struggle for food security between Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians
Indigenous Australian astronomy – Dr Duane W. Hamacher
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‘Factotum and Friend’: Two Central Australian case studies in ethnographic encounter and exchange
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Fear and Assuagement: representations and engagement of First Peoples in national museum spaces.
Dr Sandy O’Sullivan.
Wednesday 16th April, 2pm to 3pm.
Monash Indigenous Centre Library,
Building 55 level 2. Clayton Campus
MIC Postgrad Phil Adgemis awarded Minoru Hokari Scholarship for 2013
One of our post grads here in MIC Phil Adgemis has just been awarded this … Continue reading MIC Postgrad Phil Adgemis awarded Minoru Hokari Scholarship for 2013