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Strand Campus, King’s College London, WC2R 2LS (Council Room)

A day symposium responding to Ikon’s exhibitions by Australian artists Judy Watson and Yhonnie Scarce. Both place emphasis on environmental issues, Indigenous cultural traditions and Britain’s colonial legacy. Speakers include the artists, Aboriginal writer and curator Hetti Perkins and Gaye Sculthorpe, Curator and Head of Oceania, The British Museum.

Organised in partnership with Menzies Australia Institute, School of Global Affairs, King’s College London.


09:30: Doors Open

10:00: Welcome by Dr Ian Henderson, Director, Menzies Australia Institute

10:30: Keynote by Gaye Sculthorpe, Curator & Head of Oceania, The British Museum

11:30: Panel Discussion with Writer and Curator Hetti Perkins, Artist Judy Watson and Artist Yhonnie Scarce

12:30: Lunch

13:30: Presentation by Victoria Lynn, Director, TarraWarra Museum of Art

14:00: Presentation by Dr Kate McMillan, Artist & Teaching Fellow in Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London

14:30: Break

14:45: Presentation on ‘Wildfires’ chaired by Dr Ian Henderson, Director, Menzies Australia Institute

16:00: End