Art and StoriesSat 6 May, 10.30am
State Library Village Roadshow Theatrette
Indigenous artists and storytellers have inspired each other for millennia in a rich cultural exchange that continues to this day. Hear from a panel of First Nations artists and authors gathered by First Nations Curator Ellen van Neerven as they discuss the creative peers and heroes who have influenced their work, and how the interplay of art and writing by First Nations creatives can reshape how we see ourselves as a nation.
This session highlights the influence and collaboration of poets and artists and the intersection between their chosen mediums. Poet Charmaine Papertalk Green, photo-media artist Dianne Jones, and glass artist Yhonnie Scarce appear in conversation with Jeanine Leane.
In partnership with Australian Poetry via the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund
Charmaine Papertalk Green was born at Eradu (between Geraldton and Mullewa) on Southern Yamaji country. She is a member of the Wajarri, Badimaya and Nhanagardi Wilunyu cultural groups of Yamaji Nation in Western Austra...
Dianne Jones is a Ballardong artist from Noongar Country, in Western Australia. Jones utilises photo-media to reposition the representation of Aboriginal Peoples and enact creative resistance to historical and contempora...
Jeanine Leane is a Wiradjuri writer, poet and academic from south-west New South Wales. Her first volume of poetry, Dark Secrets After Dreaming: A.D. 1887–1961 won the Scanlon Prize for Indigenous Poetry, and her first...
Yhonnie Scarce was born in Woomera, South Australia, and belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples. Scarce’s interdisciplinary practice explores the political nature and aesthetic qualities of glass and photography. He...