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Spearing fish, turtle and swan

Andrew Sayers, AM, author of Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century

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

Andrew revisits how the book came into being and discusses some new questions in relation to artist Tommy McRae.

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art, indigenous

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Introduction and Welcome to Country

Mathew Trinca, Director, National Museum of Australia and Aunty Susan Barry, Ngunnawal elder

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

A Welcome to Country by Aunty Susan and introduction by Mat, who invites people to reflect on the Aboriginal artists and their work that inspired Andrew’s book Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century.

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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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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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Landmark women: Alex Sloan

Alex Sloan, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Landmark Women, 26 September 2014

Popular 666 ABC radio host Alex Sloan reflects on growing up in the country, her work at the national broadcaster and her life in the Canberra region.

media, politics

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Spirited: behind the scenes

Martha Sear, National Museum of Australia

Spirited exhibition lecture series, 18 September 2014

Senior curator Martha Sear shared behind the scenes about the two years’ work in the making of the National Museum exhibition Spirited: Australia’s Horse Story.

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history, horse, leisure, sport

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Landmark women: Elizabeth Truswell

Dr Elizabeth Truswell, visiting fellow at the Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University

Landmark Women, 15 August 2014

Geologist Dr Truswell has combined her love of botany and geology with the study of palynology (the study of fossil and living pollen grains and plant spores). Her interest in deep-sea drilling has helped to create art works which have been exhibited in Canberra.

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art, science

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Landmark women: Susie Beaver

Susie Beaver, owner, Beaver Galleries

Landmark Women, 18 July 2014

Susie Beaver has worked in the arts with various community organisations across the country. Susie and her husband Martin run Beaver Galleries, Canberra’s largest commercial gallery, tirelessly promoting contemporary Australian artists.

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Landmark women: Julia Newton-Howes

Dr Julia Newton-Howes AM, Chief Executive Officer, CARE Australia

Landmark Women, 27 June 2014

Julia discusses her life and work around themes of poverty, aid and development, gender equality and women’s empowerment, and her pursuit of data and evidence as a trained scientist.

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culture, poverty, women

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Individual inspiration and social connection in western Arnhem Land

Dr Luke Taylor, Australian National University, with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra

Old Masters exhibtion lecture series, 5 June 2014

Anthropologist and author Luke Taylor examines how the different schools of bark painting in western Arnhem Land on show in the Old Masters exhibition transformed the way that Yolnyu people represent their world.

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art, ceremony, culture, indigenous, spirituality

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