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Art as Activism for Country, Culture and Community
Please join Lille Madden with curator Hetti Perkins and artist Tony Albert, in conversation about art as activism for country, culture and community.

Curator and writer Hetti Perkins is an Arrernte and Kalkadoon woman who is a key figure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art with over 30 years’ experience, from her role as senior curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales to writer and host of the three-part ABC series ‘Art + Soul’. From her travels and experience of working with artists across Australia and internationally, Hetti considers the role of artists as cultural activists and their art as a forum for expressing the political aspirations of our communities.

Tony Albert is a contemporary artist based in Sydney whose powerful works focus on historical, cultural and political issues in contemporary Australia. Tony is a descendant of the Kuku Yalanji peoples, having grown up in Brisbane where he co-founded the ProppaNOW collective. Tony’s wide range of platforms and practices stem from his cultural identity and highlight Aboriginal rights and injustices. His most recent project, You Wreck Me, centres on the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival in Australia and the monumentalising of this divisive historical figure.

Lille is a proud Arrernte, Bundjalung and Kalkadoon woman from Gadigal country. For the past year she has also been the Sydney coordinator for Seed Mob, the Indigenous Youth Climate Coalition, and is now a First Nations consultant for Groundswell. Lille has worked on a number of community projects and feels a deep sense of responsibility towards the preservation and protection of our natural and cultural heritage.

Event proudly hosted by Groundswell Giving as part of Lille Madden’s Climate + Change series on climate justice, and produced with the kind support of The Climate Council.

Jul 30, 2020 06:30 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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