First Nations Speaker Series

Join us online for the First Nations Speaker Series, presented in collaboration with GML Heritage and the Research Centre for Deep History at the Australian National University.


Upcoming talk:

Artwork Healing land, remembering Country, 2020 by Tony Albert. View of installation at Elizabeth Farm.

Artwork Healing land, remembering Country, 2020 by Tony Albert. View of installation at Elizabeth Farm. Photo © Joshua Morris for for Sydney Living Museums

Connecting with Country: First Nations Speaker Series 

Saturday 6 November 3pm–4pm

First Nations peoples have been caring for Country for more than 65,000 years, long before European intervention. How can we learn from this knowledge and experience by collaborating in our approach to planning, building and designing on Country? In this panel, speakers will reflect on the Government Architect NSW’s 2020 Connecting with Country Draft Framework as a basis for this discussion.

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This online event is delivered over zoom

Please ensure you have Zoom installed on your computer or mobile device:

We recommend registering for this event for updates. You will be sent the zoom link via the email address you registered with on the morning of the talk. 

The nature of this event means we rely heavily on internet connection and speed. If there are any network disruptions, please bear with us while we work through them. 


Past talk:

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Articulating Sydney’s Aboriginal past in the public realm

Wednesday 13 October, 4pm–5pm

How do artists and community representatives work with commissioning agencies to develop authentic and ethical interpretation of historical knowledge regarding Aboriginal Sydney’s lands, waters and skies? Matt Poll reflects on frameworks for increasing the visibility of Sydney’s Aboriginal past into future place-based projects in Sydney’s built environment.

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When & Where

Saturday 6 November 2021 3PM–4PM