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Indigenous perspectives on the ‘Anthropocene’: Traditional knowledge and planetary healthFree

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Join us for a discussion on what the ‘Anthropocene’ means from an Indigenous perspective.
Indigenous perspectives Aunty Janet Turpie-Johnstone, Tyson Yunkaporta and Aunty Irene Norman

As part of this year’s R & M McGivern Prize join us for a discussion on what the ‘Anthropocene’ means from an Indigenous perspective, and ways of thinking about climate change and sustainability.

Guest speakers

Aunty Janet Turpie-Johnstone  Originally from the Portland area in Victoria, she is a HDR scholar at Australian National University researching human relationships to Country and is also board member of Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place.

Tyson Yunkaporta is an academic, an arts critic, and a researcher who belongs to the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. He carves traditional tools and weapons and also works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne. He is also the author of Sand Talk: How Indigenous thinking can save the world, 2019.

Aunty Irene Norman is a proud Wailwan/Wiradjuri woman and Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place Elder. She frequently exhibits at The Koorie Heritage Trust, Mullum Mullum Festival and undertakes volunteer teaching of Indigenous Culture and Reconciliation in schools and the wider Community.

The R & M McGivern Prize is on at Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery and ArtSpace at Realm from 23 November 2019 to 1 February 2020.

See more about the McGivern 2019 exhibition.


Date and Time

  • Saturday, 14 December 2019 - 2.00PM to 3.00PM
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