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A night by the fire: anti-recognise with Boe Spearim

kuril dhagun’s A night by the fire talk series returns for 2015 to raise awareness of the national Recognise campaign and the fight for recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian constitution. As the Recognise campaign sweeps across the nation and builds momentum leading up to the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum, kuril dhagun will bring in different speakers each fortnight to voice their opinions and discuss key issues surrounding the movement. Boe shares why he is anti-recognise, and how he came to that conclusion.

Bogaine ‘Boe’ Spearim was born in Blacktown, NSW and spent most of his childhood growing up in Western Sydney before relocating to Brisbane, where his father taught him about identity through dance, song and connection to his Gamilaraay country. Since moving back to Brisbane, Boe has become heavily involved with the Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy (BASE), which has deepened his understanding of the issues Indigenous Australians face today and ignited a desire to speak out about these struggles.


Tuesday 7 April 2015


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Ian Smith interview: The James C. Sourris AM collection

Ian Smith talks to Louise Martin-Chew about his life and his art in the past, present and future.

Part of the James C. Sourris Artist Interview Series which contains a number of interviews by prominent Australian artists.

Interviewed 8 May 2014

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Judith Wright interview: The James C Sourris AM Collection

Judith Wright talks to Julie Ewington about her childhood imaginary world, that which has influenced her art including the loss of her baby girl and the fragility of human life, as well as discussing various aspects of her artist works.

Part of the James C. Sourris AM Artist Interview Series which contains a number of interviews by prominent Australian artists.

Interviewed 12 June 2013
 

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Madonna Staunton interview: The James C Sourris AM Collection

Madonna Staunton talks to Professor Robert Leslie Lingard about her art and life, the influences on her art including her childhood, fragile health, and poetry, the various artists and experiences that she has encountered and that which motivates and inspires her.

Part of the James C. Sourris AM Artist Interview Series which contains a number of interviews by prominent Australian artists.

Interviewed 4 Apr 2012

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Gordon Shepherdson interview: The James C Sourris Collection

Gordon Charles Halloran Shepherdson talks to David Burnett about his art, and the influences on his practice including having worked in an abattoir, the sea, fishing and darkness.

Part of the James C. Sourris AM Artist Interview Series which contains a number of interviews by prominent Australian artists.

Interviewed 31 Aug 2012

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