First Nations Speaker Series: In conversation with Dennis Golding

Wednesday, 11th May, 2022

Author: Research Centre for Deep History

The First Nations Speaker Series is presented in collaboration with GML Heritage and the Research Centre for Deep History. In this session artist Dennis Golding and Sydney Living Museums’ Head of First Nations Cultural Engagement Peter White discuss Golding’s series of work Cast in cast out.

Works from the series acquired by Sydney Living Museums were recently exhibited at the Museum of Sydney in the exhibition Collected. Cast in cast out explores dispossession and colonial occupation and is inspired by Golding’s childhood on The Block, Redfern.

When: Wednesday 1 June 2022, 6pm–7pm

Where: In person at the The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000 and online.

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

About the speakers:

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Dennis Golding is a Kamilaroi/ Gamilaraay artist from the north west of NSW and was born and raised in Sydney. Working in a range of mixed media including painting, video, photography and installation, Golding critiques the social, political and cultural representations of race and identity. Through his artistic and curatorial practice, Golding aims to present powerful representations of contemporary Aboriginal cultural identity that inform narratives of history and lived experiences. Read more.

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Peter White’s role as Head of First Nations Cultural Engagement at Sydney Living Museums is more than just a job. It’s an opportunity for transformation. Peter is a proud Gamilaroi Murri, and his life’s work has been dedicated to championing he inherent rights of First Peoples communities in managing and practising their own culture and enhancing their cultural, social and economic wellbeing through cultural access, engagement and expression. Read more.