Ultramarine Conversations: Mare Nullius

2 March

March 2, 2024

UQ Art Museum

As part of our multi-year research and programming arc Blue Assembly, please join us for an evening of robust discussion about Indigenous water rights. This conversation gathers creative, legal and academic voices to discuss the legal fiction of ‘mare nullius,’ and questions colonial boundaries in relation to oceans and their connected lands and waters. Join academic and legal practitioner Dr Virginia Marshall (ANU) and artist Dr Judy Watson in this discussion chaired by artist and researcher Rachel O’Reilly.

Program:

  • 5:30pm: Refreshments available.
  • 6:00pm: Panel discussion with Dr Virginia Marshall and Dr Judy Watson, chaired by Rachel O’Reilly.
  • 7:00pm: Refreshments served in the Art Museum foyer.

Image credit: Judy Watson, “sacred water”, 2010. Pigment, pastel, acrylic on canvas. Collection of The University of Queensland. Gift of Danielle Milani through Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.

Image Description: Artwork, “sacred water”, by Judy Watson depicts blue, green and brown water like patterns with a large yellow oval shape in the middle.

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