Land claims: painting, poetry, and Indigenous resistance
The enormous canvases of Gordon Syron, the contemporary Indigenous Australian painter, make claims to post-Mabo land rights in Australia. They also help reframe earlier literary works that, in their own way, lay claim to Indigenous land rights. This talk will shift between Syron's paintings and an 1848 Sydney newspaper publication by the Irish immigrant Eliza Hamilton Dunlop, using each to show how genre and medium have been used as tools for anticolonial resistance.
This public lecture will be followed by drinks and canapés.
Contact: Olivia Brown
Location: The Terrace Room (Level 6), Sir Llew Edwards (14), UQ St Lucia campus

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