Contemplative Studies Centre at the University of Melbourne
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Join artists Andy Butler, Lisa Hilli and James Nguyen, for a walkthrough of our current exhibition, Collective Unease.
Collective Unease is a bold exhibition of three new commissions inspired by the University of Melbourne’s students, archives and collections. The three works by each artists move beyond colonial narratives to a complex, multi-voiced understanding of Australia inflected by experiences of migration and diaspora. In the face of difficult histories and an uncertain future, these works emphasise themes of self-representation, empowerment and optimism.
Co-curated by Samantha Comte and Jacqueline Doughty, the exhibition forms part of the University of Melbourne’s Ian Potter Museum of Art’s artistic program, and is presented inside the Old Quad, at the centre of the University’s Parkville campus.
Join us for the first seminar in the new series, Conversations About The Voice. Our expert panel will provide an introduction to The Voice proposal and referendum process, and there will then be an opportunity for members of the audience (both in person and online) to ask questions of the panel. Drinks, to be held in the Law School foyer, will precede the formal event. All are welcome: this event is intended for a general audience.
Conversations About The Voice is a series of events exploring and explaining the proposal to change the Australian Constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia. The series is organised by the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at Melbourne Law School. The series aims to inform public understanding of, and public debate about, the proposed constitutional change, including the process of change, over the course of the referendum year, with a particular focus on the constitutional and legal dimensions of The Voice proposal. For more information visit the series homepage.
We invite you to join us at Melbourne Law School for drinks and refreshments from 5:00pm. The seminar will commence at 5:30pm.