2019 Lin Onus Oration: Dr Lou Bennett AM "Sovereign Language Rematriation"

Event date: 17 October 2019
Event location: Grant Street Theatre, Grant Street, University of Melbourne, Southbank, Melbourne
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lin-onus-oration-2019-sovereign-language-rematriation-tickets-73071305241?aff=Eflyer

Dr Bennett’s project, “Sovereign Language Rematriation” (SLR), examines the importance of Indigenous research methods and practice-led research to the task of “rematriating” Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. SLR involves collaborative processes of Indigenous song arrangement, composition and notation to develop Song Pedagogy for language retrieval that aligns with the diverse contemporary learning contexts and needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, especially those who do not speak their languages fluently on a day to day basis.

Jandamarra - Sing for the Country

Event Dates: 18 October 2019
Event Location: Sydney Town Hall
Website: https://boxoffice-music.sydney.edu.au/WebPages/Show/ShowDatesCombo

Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Bunuba Cultural Enterprises present Jandamarra - Sing for the Country, the story of Jandamarra, a young Bunaba Aboriginal man from the Kimberley in Western Australia, who was a warrior and courageous leader for his people.

In collaboration with the Bunaba people, this performance brings to life the powerful story of Jandamarra, which is emblematic not only of past conflict between Aboriginal people and white settlers, but also of survival and connection to country.

Elizabeth Scott will conduct the Conservatorium Orchestra and Choirs, along with the Sydney Children's Choir, VOX, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, and actors, singers and dancers from the Bunuba nation in the Kimberley.

Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference 2020 – Success in doctoral education: perspectives on research training: CALL FOR PAPERS

Conference dates: 21 – 23 April 2020
Call for papers deadline: 21 October 2019
Website: http://www.qpr.edu.au

Quality in Postgraduate Research (QPR) is the world’s biggest and longest-standing conference on doctoral education. QPR 2020 will focus on the issue of success in doctoral training and education.

This call for contributions includes proposals for round table discussions, panels and individual papers.

Topics may include: Determinants and measures of success in research training, graduate outcomes, destinations and career trajectories; Work Integrated Learning, placements and industry-based PhDs; Supervisory practices and doctoral pedagogies. Further examples and information is available on the event website.

Workshop on ARC LIEF scheme for HASS researchers

Event date: 18 October 2019
Event location: Australian Research Council Majura Theatre, 11 Lancaster Place, Majura Park, Canberra.
Website: https://www.humanities.org.au/symposia/special-event-1910

Humanities, arts and social sciences research is increasingly data-intensive and the Australian Research Council’s LIEF scheme performs an important role in the Australian research infrastructure ecosystem. This workshop will feature presentations and roundtable sessions with representatives from the ARC and past and current LIEF projects who will share insights on the application and assessment process, advice on developing partnerships, and strategies for success.

This event is co-hosted by the Academy with the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and the ARC.

Barry Conyngham at 75

Event date: 27 August 2019
Event location: Ian Potter Southbank Centre, 43 Sturt Street, Southbank, Melbourne
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/conyngham-at-75-tickets-64407103380

A concert of works for chamber orchestra composed by the Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, Professor Barry Conyngham AM, conducted by Richard Davis, and highlighting the performance staff of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.

Australian Academy of Humanities Symposium: Workforce Futures - Humanising our Digital Transformation

Event date: 18 September 2019
Event location: State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
Website: https://www.humanities.org.au/symposia/special-event-1909

The Workforce Futures - Humanising our Digital Transformation event brings together a panel of researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to discuss the Humanities in our digital future focusing on the unique perspectives and workforce-relevant skills and knowledge offered by humanities research and education.

Blak Mama: Five plays in a day

Event date: 8 September 2019
Event location: Grant St Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank
Website: https://blakandbright.com.au/event/blak-mama-five-plays-in-a-day

A free event presented by Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival in partnership with La Mama, and the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne.

Five First Nations playwrights. Five full length play readings. All in one day.

  • Coconut Woman by Maryanne Sam

  • Flashblaks by Jacob Boehme

  • Cottagers and Indians by Drew Hayden Taylor

  • MiWi 3027 by Glenn Shea

  • Swim by Ellen van Neerven

Screen workshops: Advances Screenwriting and Creating TV or Web series

Event dates: 5-6 October 2019
Event location: Queensland Writers Centre, Level 2, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane

Two workshops being held in association with Queensland Writers Festival:

Advanced Screenwriting: Emerging and practising screenwriters who want to advance their skills in plotting and scene writing, look no further. This workshop uses paradigms of character and theme to explore authentic, skilful plotting, so that you can translate this into scenes that ‘work hard’ both visually, subtextually, and on a dialogue level. Participants will work on their own projects and workshop-generated content, leaving with an enhanced screenwriters' skillset and understanding.

Creative a TV or Web Series: This workshop will explore two of the fundamental aspects of creating a TV or web series - world and character. Aimed at emerging and practising screenwriters who want to advance their skills in developing concepts and deepening their understanding of script development, it will delve into the relationship between world and character, and how this informs themes and storylines. In teams, participants will develop and pitch a series idea, and have strong ideas about how they would then go on to storyline and write the series.

ACUADS award nominations open

Nomination deadline: 6 September 2019
Website: https://acuads.com.au/awards

The Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools is now inviting nominations from Heads of School in the Australian art and design sector for the following awards:

  • Innovative Teaching Award

  • Innovative Research Award

  • Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Distinguished Research Award

  • Lifelong Fellowship Award

Recipients will be announced at the ACUADS 2019 conference in November.

The Freedman Foundation travelling scholarship exhibition

Dates: 9 August-7 September 2019
Location: UNSW Galleries, Courtyard Gallery, Cnr. Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington, Sydney
Website: http://artdesign.unsw.edu.au/unsw-galleries

The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists celebrates the work of early career Australian artists. Each year, Scholarships are awarded to assist with the cost of overseas travel to conduct research and study.

The exhibition showcases eight emerging Australian artists who are the 2017 and 2019 recipients of the Scholarship and features new works by Spence Messih, Sara Retallick, Roberta Joy Rich, and Alexandra Spence alongside new iterations of works by Tiyan Baker, Kieran Bryant, Callum McGrath, and Laetitia Olivier-Gargano. Guest curator of the exhibition is the Freedman Foundation Curatorial Scholar Isabella Cornell, who is completing her Honours in Art Theory at UNSW Art & Design.