Snapshots of Empire: Governing a Diverse Empire Everywhere and all at once
Wednesday 15 March 2017 11:30 am to 01:00 pm
Professor Lester will give an overview of a research project funded by The Leverhulme Trust which has just been completed. The project was based on the analysis of all correspondence, regardless of origin, flowing through the British Colonial and India Offices, during three moments, or ‘snapshots’ in the 19th century.
The extractive frontier / Mining for art
Saturday 18 to Sunday 26 March, 10am to 5pm
Taking mining as a metaphor, a group of artists (from places as geographically and culturally diverse as Yirrkala, Castlemaine, New Guinea and North Queensland) will explore themes implicit in the act of mineral exploration and exploitation: scarring, layering, excavating, prospecting, exchange, power, custody, resources, home, land, destruction and renewal.