Culture Conversations: A world without the death penalty
Barrister Julian McMahon AC who represented members of the accused Bali Nine will discuss his work and mission representing those facing the death penalty and the power of art to offer a language to talk about such difficult subjects.
- Wednesday 18 March 2020 07:00 pm until Wednesday 18 March 2020 08:00 pm (Add to calendar)
- Christina Tait
- Presented by:
- Julian McMahon AC
- Type of Event:
- Public Lecture
Join barrister Julian McMahon who, with others, represented members of the accused Bali Nine (Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukamaran), in conversation with SAM Director Rebecca Coates, to discuss his work representing those facing the death penalty, his mission to bring state sponsored killings to an end, and the power of art to offer a language to talk about such difficult subjects.
La Trobe University and the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) are proud to present some of Myuran’s last portraits completed before his death in 2015, one painted on the day he received news of certain execution. Myuran was taught by Ben Quilty who travelled to Bali to teach and mentor him. Quilty is known for his expressive painterly style, and for advocating for change through his socially-engaged painting practice. The subjects of Myran’s paintings include self-portraits, those who were part of his immediate world including Julian McMahon, alongside a portrait of President Widodo painted on the day news of certain execution.
Julian McMahon AC SC has a lifetime’s experience traversing city and regional Australia, with family connections taking him regularly to the Southern Riverina, NSW. He is President of the Capital Punishment Justice Project and a human rights advocate. For more than 17 years Julian has worked for prisoners facing the death penalty.
Refreshments after talk
La Trobe University Shepparton campus
210 Fryers Street, Shepparton
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