Now available: Recording of Dr Drew Pettifer's webinar 'A Sorrowful Act': The Wreck of the Zeewijk project

If you missed October's Global Encounters Network seminar with Dr Drew Pettifer (RMIT) on his art project 'A Sorrowful Act': The Wreck of the Zeewijk, you can now view the recording of this insightful and very moving presentation on our website’s Resources page.

Dr Pettifer talks us through the inspiration, research methodology and staging of 'A Sorrowful Act': The Wreck of the Zeewijk, which was exhibited at three Western Australian galleries in 2020. His wide-ranging discussion offers a window into the value of art to explore and inform historical research on traditionally silenced peoples and topics. We were fortunate to have Myles Russell-Cook, Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Victoria, as discussant to delve into these issues even more deeply. The Global Encounters research team were all deeply inspired by this seminar, and we think you will be too.

Dr Drew Pettifer (RMIT) - A Sorrowful Act from Monash Arts on Vimeo.

Our Resources page contains recordings of all the brilliant seminars from our 2021 season. You are warmly invited to the final seminar for 2021, held on Thursday 11 November at 6pm Naarm/Melbourne time. Professor Greg Lehman, University of Tasmania, will present A Palawa encounter with a French Chaloupe. Professor Brian Martin (Associate Dean, Indigenous, Monash Art and Design) will be the discussant.