Free online event: Kurrwa to Kartak: hand–made/held–ground with Professor Brenda L Croft

The First Nations Speaker Series is presented in collaboration with GML Heritage and the Research Centre for Deep History. Join us for the first session for 2022.

What: Kurrwa to Kartak: hand–made/held–ground with Professor Brenda L Croft

When: Thursday 3 March 2022, 12pm–1pm

Where: Free Online Event. The session will be recorded and made available after the event.

Register: Bookings are required, register for your free ticket here.

How can notions of home, community, and Country be represented within histories of both endurance and dislocation? At this event, Brenda L. Croft will present a Gurindji-specific historiography that engages with the pastoral impact on Gurindji Country from the late nineteenth century, the experience of Stolen Generations members and their descendants, and contemporary Gurindji experience into the 21st century.

These are themes represented at Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality, a national touring exhibition Brenda has collaboratively curated with Gurindji family and community members, reflecting on events preceding and following the 1966 Walk-Off at Wave Hill Station that sparked the national land rights movement.

Photo of Professor Brenda L Croft.

Professor Brenda L Croft is from the Gurindji/Malngin/Mudburra Peoples from the Victoria River region of the Northern Territory of Australia, and Anglo-Australian/ Chinese/German/Irish heritage. She has been involved in the Australian First Nations and broader contemporary arts and cultural sectors as a multi-disciplinary creative practitioner since the mid-1980s as an artist, consultant, curator, educator and researcher. She has received numerous regional, national and international awards, fellowships and residencies throughout her professional practice, and is extensively published nationally and internationally. Read here.

Register for this free event here. Attendees will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting after registering.