Indigenous Rock Art and Printmaking
Free Public Lecture
Leigh Scott Room
T: (03) 9035 4657
The richness and diversity of rock art is celebrated through this illustrated lecture covering creative responses through the medium of print. Drawing upon many years of engagement with artists in remote Indigenous communities, Dr Susan Lowish reveals some of the complexities surrounding this aspect of the history of printmaking in Australia.
Dr Lowish’s talk will be in conjunction with the exhibition, Plotting the Island: dreams, discovery and disaster. The exhibition navigates real and imagined voyages in the exploration of Australia. While Indigenous inhabitants had a deep connection to this island, in the Western mind it was shrouded in mystery and opportunity for territorial expansion. Plotting the Island strives to study the changing identities of Australia and islands as a result of European exploration.