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Is cycling normal? The past, present and future of the bicycle in Australia

Daniel Oakman, National Museum of Australia

Cycling in Australia series, 21 February 2015

Curator and cyclist Daniel Oakman explores the history of the bicycle and the resurgence of cycling in Australia and across the world.

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bike, urban

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Landmark women: Julie Nichols and Rachel Evangelou

Julie Nichols and Rachel Evangelou, Handmade Canberra

Landmark Women, 20 February 2015

Handmade Canberra founders Julie Nichols and Rachel Evangelou discuss their creative passions and the business and markets they inspired.

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art, business, craft

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Landmark women: Michelle Hetherington

Michelle Hetherington, Senior Curator, National Museum of Australia

Landmark Women, 21 November 2014

Curator Michelle Hetherington discusses her life and her work researching and developing major exhibitions for the National Library of Australia and National Museum of Australia.

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cook, exhibition, exploration, journeys, pacific

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Equitation science: understanding how horses think and learn

Professor Paul McGreevy, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney

Spirited lecture series, 14 November 2014

International Society for Equitation Science co-founder Paul McGreevy discusses his approach to understanding how horses think and learn, as well as his work as a scientific adviser in the development of the exhibition Spirited: Australia’s horse story.

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history, horse, leisure, sport

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Landmark women: Dr Sue Packer AM

Dr Sue Packer AM, Child at Risk Assessment Unit, Canberra Hospital

Landmark Women, 17 October 2014

Paediatrician Sue Packer talks about her work to improve the lives of children and her role chairing the Mr Fluffy asbestos expert reference group.

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abuse, children, neglect

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Body and spirit: Australian horse welfare

Jennifer Wilson, Karen Hood and Tammy Ven Dange with introduction by Martha Sear

Spirited lecture series, 16 October 2014

Curator Jennifer Wilson on the history of horse health and welfare in Australia in conversation with Karen Hood, president of the Heavy Horse Heaven rescue organisation, and Tammy Ven Dange, chief executive officer of the RSPCA in Canberra.

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history, horse, leisure, sport

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Drawing Life: Warlpiri lines on a changing world

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.

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art, ceremony, culture, indigenous, spirituality

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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

Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century: a celebration, 30 September 2014

Philip provides some background to the development of Andrew Sayers’ book and outlines new developments since the book’s publication, focusing on the Dawn of Art drawings and their artists.

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art, indigenous

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Remembering Barak

Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin, senior Wurundjeri elder of the Kulin nation in Victoria

Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century: a celebration, 30 September 2014

As the great-great-niece of William Barak, Aunty Joy is in a unique position to talk about his life and continue his journey through the drawings in Andrew Sayers’ book.

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art, indigenous

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Between the lines

Dr Melinda Hinkson, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University

Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century: a celebration, 30 September 2014

Warlpiri Drawings curator Melinda Hinkson discusses the portrait sketches in Andrew Sayers’ book and explains how they signify moments of intimacy and cross-cultural relationships.

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art, indigenous

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