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Come along to the first A Night by the Fire conversation for 2019 and be part of an intimate discussion with Dark Emu author Bruce Pascoe, researcher and writer Dr Glenda Nalder and artist Libby Harward.
Join these thinkers whose work connects with ideas of land, place and community as they share their thoughts around the fire.
About the speakers
Bruce Pascoe is a Yuin, Bunurong and Tasmanian man born in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. Pascoe has had a varied career as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and editor. Pascoe has published more than 20 adult and children’s titles including Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture Or Accident, which won the 2016 Book of the Year NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.
Glenda Nalder is a descendant of the Ngugi people of Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) in Quandamooka (Moreton Bay) and is an independent community-based researcher. Glenda’s research areas include Indigenous knowledge keeping and sharing, Aboriginal language retrieval and revitalisation and community-based learning.
Libby Harward is also a descendant of the Ngugi people of Quandamooka. A street artist and conceptual visual artist, Libby's work engages in continual re-calling – re-hearing – re-mapping – re-contextualising – de-colonising and re-instating on country that colonisation has denied to Indigenous people. Libby's work seeks to uncover and reinstate the cultural significance of place, which always was, and remains there.
Presented as part of the the Home: a suburban obsession program. Discover more about the exhibition at home.slq.qld.gov.au or find your home on the Corley Explorer.