Aboriginal culture: fragile or resilient?
Professor Marcia Langton AM
Tuesday 25 September 6pm
The University of Queensland Art Museum
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Marcia Langton, AM, holds the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her doctoral fieldwork was conducted in eastern Cape York Peninsula during the 1990s, and her experience of the statutory land claim and native title system in this region was informed by a decade of administration and fieldwork pertaining to Aboriginal land rights in the Northern Territory. She was awarded a PhD from Macquarie University in 2005. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), and Chair of the Cape York Institute for Policy and Leadership.
Professor Langton also contributes to film and art criticism. From 2004 to 2006 she served as a member of the Board of Jirrawun Arts in the Kimberley and, with many years of experience in the Kimberley region, contributed essays to the exhibition catalogues Blood on the Spinifex (Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne) and Paddy Bedford (MCA, Sydney). Marcia's films include: Jardiwarnpa: a Warlpiri fire (with Ned Lander and Rachel Perkins); Night Cries: a rural tragedy (with Tracey Moffatt and Penny McDonald) and Blood Brothers.
The Mayne Centre Lecture is sponsored by Philip Bacon Galleries.