We would like to acknowledge the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji and Yirrganydji Nation the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are streaming this conversation from. And to all the First Nation people from the lands you are watching from. We would also like to pay our respects to Elders past and emerging.
A series of panels discussing cultural linkages between Australian and Indian artists hosted by Arts Nexus (Far North Qld). Topics include; When will I see you again? Artists responding to CoVID and the idea of traveling for cultural exchange in the new world. Politics of Language: The importance of language and maintaining Culture as a prime function of Language. Cultural Exchange and its role in Soft Power. What does it mean for First Nation aboriginals to cross the oceans and exchange culture with others?
Hosted by Arts Nexus (Far North Queensland) in partnership with the Australian Consulate-General (Chennai, India) and the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.
In celebration of NAIDOC Week, the Australian High Commission of India is hosting a calendar of events including an Opening Ceremony with guest speakers: High Commissioner (India), Chairperson CIAF (Australia), introduction to the online exhibition by Artistic Director CIAF (Cairns) will feature the 2020 CIAF Fashion Showcase.
From 6 - 22 November, you are invited to attend the online galleries and look around the CIAF website and Facebook to see First Nation Australian culture presented by local creatives.
On Sunday 8 November Emily Wurramara (Brisbane) will be live-streamed in a virtual concert with a community spotlight performance by Zenith (Kuranda) and Merindi Schrieber (Cooya Beach).
Finishing with a series of Conversations across the continents: panels discussing cultural linkages between Australian and Indian artists hosted by Arts Nexus (Far North Qld). Please note that guest speakers are subject to change.
Day 3 - Wednesday 11th
TOPIC THREE: When will I see you again? Artists responding to CoVID and the idea of travelling for cultural exchange in the new world. What can we achieve in the changing environment and aspirations for a post-CoVID time that will come in time.
Wednesday 11 November 12noon (IST) 4.30pm (AEST)
Day 2 - Tuesday 10th
TOPIC TWO Tuesday 10 November 12noon (IST) 4.30pm (AEST)
Cultural Exchange and its role in Soft Power. What does it mean for First Nation aboriginals from any country, to cross the oceans and visit other First Nation peoples living on other Continents? What can we achieve by Cultural Exchange in the changing environment and aspirations for a post-CoVID time that will come in time.
Day 1 - Monday 9th
TOPIC ONE: Politics of Language
The importance of language. Communicating is one function. Maintaining Culture is another function of Language. Discuss how the colonial overhang that has resulted in the global use of English being one of the dominant languages used. Explore the implications of a unified language and could we give it a new name, reflecting the global community that speaks it. How does language relate to you?