The Future is Blak
Date: 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Monday 1 July 2019
Where: Hassell Studios, Level 2, Pier 8/9, 23 Hickson Road, Millers Point
Student non-members: $10
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First Nations representation in leadership positions in the arts has been a sector agenda for over a decade. Within our funding bodies, festivals, institutions, small to medium companies, universities and across the creative industries, First Peoples are making a significant impact in shifting the way we view the world.
From the ground up, how far have we really come?
As a sector have we made these pathways easier to navigate?
A panel of First Nations women and future leaders discuss what leadership means to them.
Charlotte has spent her professional career championing inclusive programming. She was previously the Head of Learning and Engagement at Carriageworks where she led the Solid Ground initiative, providing Arts education, training and employment pathways for Indigenous Australian youth as well as developing mainstream public and education programs.
Jessyca Hutchens is a Palyku woman from Western Australia who grew up in Perth. She is an art historian currently working as a Curatorial Assistant at the Biennale of Sydney while finishing a PhD in Art History at the University of Oxford as a Charlie Perkins scholar. She has previously worked as a lecturer in Global Contemporary Art History at the University of Birmingham and is a founder and editor of OAR Platform, an online journal of artistic research. Her research interests include the role of art institutions in the contemporary art world, and theories of art and labour.
Coby Edgar is a Larakia, Jingili, Filipino, English, Queer woman and Assistant Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Courtney Marsh is a proud Yugambeh-Bundjalung archaeologist who grew up on Gadigal Country. She currently works as a First Nations Programmer at the Australian Museum and curated the archaeological content for the GADI exhibition and Mahn|Fisherwoman installation. Courtney facilitates meaningful interactions with First Nations cultures and the public, illustrating how her Peoples’ sciences and knowledges are valid and how they should be incorporated into all areas of society to build a more sustainable future.
Linda Kennedy is a Yuin woman from the South Coast of NSW. She is an architectural designer with a focus on decolonisation. Her independent design studio, Future Black, was established in 2017 as a development of her blog Future-Black.com - Decolonising Design in Australia's Built Environment.
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Image description: The image is four separate photos in a square. Clockwise from the top right, the first is of a smiling woman, Charlotte Galleguillos, seated on a stool with her legs crossed and hand resting on her knees. She has brown hair and is wearing a lilac t-shirt and white trousers. The second is a close up of a woman, Jessyca Hutchens, looking directly at the camera. She has brown hair and a side-swept fringe. She is wearing a black and white patterned dress with a tan cardigan. The third is a photo of a woman with long brown hair, Courtney Marshall, sitting in the sun, in front of a body of water. She is smiling at the camera and wearing a light blue jacket over a black top. The final photo is a close up of Linda Kennedy smiling at the camera. She has long brown hair, a septum ring and is wearing a single feather earring.
Produced by SAMAG Committee Members Paschal Daantos Berry and Ebony Secombe.