Festival Program


The Muse in Museum: The Knowledge of the Seasons

Sat 1 Sep, 3pm
Melbourne Museum

Hannah Donnelly guides you through the Melbourne Museum Forest Gallery. Its seven seasons timeline opens up new perspectives on seasonality in Australia, the continued use of a four-season colonial model, and Indigenous knowledge of living in Australia.

This session is $40. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20 July.


1 hour 30 minutes

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Session Artists

Hannah Donnelly is a writer and the creator of Sovereign Trax. Her work experiments with Indigenous futures, speculative fiction and responses to climate trauma. Sovereign Trax is an online platform promoting First Nations music. Donnelly is currently the un Writer in Residence at un Projects.

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