Special closing event

Please note this program of events has been cancelled due to the forecasted wet weather. We apologise for any inconvenience. The Hyde Park Barracks will be open as usual and visitors can still view untitled (maraong manaóuwi) on its final day.

After Sunday 15 March, untitled (maraong manaóuwi) will not exist as it once did, but the conversations and shared space between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities will continue to play out among the people who experienced the work.

This special outdoors event will occur on the artwork, engaging, exciting and educating visitors and participants.

Join Aunty Julie Freeman for a yarn, as she reminds us all that country has a long history with deep unbroken connections. Aunty Julie is a senior Gorawarl and Jerrawongarla woman and traditional owner for South Sydney and the South Coast of New South Wales. She is a celebrated artist, cultural leader and storyteller with works held in the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Learn a contemporary emu dance with the renowned NAISDA Dance College. The goal of this participatory performance is to further disrupt the artwork by removing visual evidence that the work existed. This performative act of ‘wiping out’ the artwork questions our reliance on physical structures and objects such as the Hyde Park Barracks to tell our histories.

Listen to award-winning journalist, author and filmmaker Stan Grant, who will close the project by discussing issues of history, identity and politics to understand the broader implications and ideas of untitled (maraong manaóuwi). Stan Grant is a Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi man whose work leads cultural conversations in Australia and abroad.



Emu Egg carving demonstration and talk: David Doyle


Artist talk: Jonathan Jones and in conversation with Aunty Glendra Stubbs


Yarn: Aunty Julie Freeman


Contemporary emu dance participatory performance: NAISDA Dance College


Closing address: Stan Grant

Free event, no bookings required

When & Where

Sunday 15 March 2020 11AM–4PM

Hyde Park Barracks


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