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Consultant curator Wally Caruana, with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra
Old Masters lecture series, 5 March 2014
Indigenous art expert Wally Caruana explores the visual language of the bark paintings on show in the exhibition Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists, and provides insights into the culture of the people who created these works.
Ian Dunlop, Pip Deveson and Dr Peter Thorley
5 August 2011
Following a screening of In Memory of Malawan, film-makers Ian Dunlop and Pip Deveson discuss the filming of the rituals for the funeral of Aboriginal clan leader Malawan over a two-week period in the early 1970s.
Jennifer Wilson, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Landmarks series, 12 May 2010
Curator Jennifer Wilson tells us how Australia’s first purpose-built home for the Commonwealth Parliament was opened with suitable pomp and ceremony in Canberra on 9 May 1927.
The forbidden gaze: The 1948 Wubarr ceremony performed for the American–Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land
Dr Murray Garde, University of Melbourne
Barks, Birds and Billabongs symposium, 19 November 2009
Murray Garde considers the Wubarr ceremony performed in 1948 and examines the tangled cross-cultural politics of non-Aboriginal involvement in secret Aboriginal religious ceremonies in Western Arnhem Land.
Professor Claire Smith, Flinders University and Dr Peter Stanley, National Museum of Australia
Sites of Memory symposium, 28 August 2009
The spiritual significance and memorialisation of place are explored by archaeologist Claire Smith, examining Aboriginal sacred sites, and by historian Peter Stanley’s research into the Mont St Quentin battlefield.