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9 – 10 March, 10am – 4pm

2019 MAAS Indigenous Design Symposium: 60,000 years in the making

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With a focus on the work of our women, the 2019 MAAS Indigenous Design Symposium provides a practical platform that demonstrates the marriage between Indigenous ways of being, ways of knowing and ways of doing as a pathway to accessing and understanding design principles that have been 60 000 years in the making.

With two days of sharing concepts and innovations in Indigenous design theory and practice, the symposium will include a range of guest speakers providing catalysts for conversation and yarn-ups. The symposium will showcase the approaches and techniques of some of Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artisans whose work brings traditional cultural practices and perspectives into contemporary contexts.

During the sessions the guest presenters will share their knowledge, perspectives and techniques providing a window to new ways of thinking about how we can engage-with, sustain and re-position skills and ways-of-doing that have been in development on country for over 60 000 years.

The 2019 MAAS Indigenous Design Symposium presenters:

  • Megan Cope
  • Glenda Nicholls
  • Joanne Selfe
  • Vicki West

For presenter bios and artist statements, please download this overview document. 2019 MAAS Indigenous Design Symposium-presenters

Registration includes morning and afternoon tea.

To access the ATSI Community subsidised registration code call MAAS Head of Indigenous Engagement & Strategy on 02 9217 0184 or email to marcus.hughes@maas.museum

All program details correct at time of release.  MAAS reserves the right to alter program without notification.

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