Activist and writer Clare Land in conversation with activist Bogaine Spearim, presented in conjunction with Tom Nicholson’s exhibition at the IMA Drawings and correspondence.
Land is the author of the book Decolonizing Solidarity: Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles (2015). Her book Decolonizing Solidarity is based on interviews with Aboriginal community members and non-Aboriginal activists, and includes what Land has personally learned through her own activist work in southeastern Australia.
Bogaine Spearim, Kooma & Gamilaraay person, is a member of Warriors Of The Aboriginal Resistance. He is one of the co hosts of the ‘Let’s Talk’ program on 98.9FM radio.
Tom Nicholson and Dale Harding discuss making work on the surfaces of architecture, air and particles as a way to make marks, and absences and politics in stencilling processes.
In Nicholson’s work, the line is a tool for writing, drawing and redrawing borders, evoking little known histories and intersections, and expanding into the space of possibility through abstraction.
A descendent of the Bidjara, Ghungalu, and Garingbal peoples, Harding’s recent work Wall Composition in Reckitt’s Blue, commissioned for the Queensland Art Gallery’s Australian art collection takes inspiration from the rock paintings in and around Carnarvon Gorge in Central Queensland.
Can intellectual property law protect the distinct output of today’s curator?
As the role of the curator evolves, copyright and moral rights in the exhibition-making process must be considered. In this lecture on curatorial authorship, freelance curator and lawyer Alana Kushnir explores the legal rights of curators, drawing from an analysis of some of the few court judgements that have specifically addressed these issues.