In light of the emerging COVID-19 situation and continuing policy statements from the State and Federal Government, the University is adopting a series of changes to reduce rates of infection in the community. The health and wellbeing of our community is of paramount importance. Therefore, all University events have been postponed or cancelled from midnight, Tuesday 17 March. This includes Diversity Week which will be postponed. We will continue to follow expert and health advice and look forward to rescheduling this important event. We will be in touch once a new date has been confirmed. Thank you for your understanding as we endeavour to keep our community members safe during this uncertain time.
Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression
In the far Eastern corner of Arnhem Land sits Yirrkala Print Space, where, for over twenty years, the art of printmaking has prospered.
Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression celebrates this space with works from 50 artists, providing a privileged insight into the nuanced world of Yolngu people of Northeast Arnhem Land.
Wilin Jams is an open invitation for everyone to come together, jam and celebrate the pivotal contribution of Indigenous artists throughout Victoria.
The first 2020 Wilin Jams session features neo-soul supergroup Izy. Fresh off their Moon single launch, don’t miss their dynamic original set from 6.30pm. Following Izy, the jam will open from 7pm inviting jammers to style up on the Wilin stage. With mics, guitars, PA, aux-input, keyboard, amps and drum kit provided, you just need to sign up your act on the night.
Amplifying Many Voices: Diversity Week Panel Discussion
Join us for a dynamic discussion on intersectionality, community, and systemic challenges with staff members of diverse identity and experience from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. We’ll ask pressing questions such as: what is diversity? What is inclusion? And what are the implications of those terms? We will talk about hierarchies and barriers within the University and try to imagine a different future.
This thought-provoking conversation will be led by Alyson Campbell, Associate Dean (Diversity and Inclusion), and engage students and faculty members alike in opportunities for self-reflection, inspiration, debate, and community building.
Film Screening: ‘In My Blood it Runs’
Four years after Gayby Baby (MIFF 2015), Maya Newell crafts another powerful, essential portrait of Australian youth, putting the plight of the Northern Territory’s Indigenous children in the spotlight.
“I was born a little Aboriginal kid,” explains Dujuan. “That means I had a memory – a memory about being Aboriginal.” Never more excited than when he’s talking about his heritage and homeland, the precocious 10-year-old has a strong connection to his culture, speaks three languages and works as a healer. But he also struggles with school, acts out in class, and attracts attention from the police and the welfare system.
Intimate and impassioned, In My Blood It Runs follows Dujuan’s attempts to reconcile the traditions he holds dear with the colonised world he’s forced to inhabit. A personal documentary told with a perceptive eye, poetic imagery and made in collaboration with Dujuan and his family, it’s also an account of the NT’s harsh treatment of Indigenous youths, a situation that’s never far from the boy’s mind.