Christian Thompson – Panel Discussion

WHEN : 30th August, 6:00pm
WHERE : Griffith University Art Gallery

Panel Discussion – Restoring connections: Aboriginal images and objects in museum collections

Christian Thompson’s 2012 series ‘We Bury Our Own’ was inspired by the Australian photographic collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, England. To coincide with Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy at Griffith University Art Gallery, join our distinguished panel of artists and researchers in a discussion that will explore artistic strategies of engagement with items of material culture collected from Australia’s Indigenous peoples and held in European museum collections.

Chair: Michael Aird (photographer, anthropologist, curator)
Judy Watson (artist)
Dale Harding (artist)
Chantal Knowles (Head of Cultural Environments Program, Queensland Museum)

Image: Desert melon, from the series We bury our own 2012, Courtesy of the artist, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne, and Michael Reid, Sydney and Berlin.Desert melon, from the series We bury our own 2012, Courtesy of the artist, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne, and Michael Reid, Sydney and Berlin.