Rivers of Gold: How Mining Shaped Victoria’s Rivers - An Art-Science Symposium

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Hosted by the Centre for the Study of the Inland

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Thursday 27 February 2020 08:30 am until Friday 28 February 2020 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Professor Susan Lawrence
Presented by:
Centre for the Study of the Inland, La Trobe University
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Full conference: $180; Full conference (concession): $120; Day session: $100; Day session (concession): $60
Attached documents:
Symposium Program.pdf [PDF, 607.9 KB]

Gold, from antiquity through to the present day, is the iconic symbol of wealth.  What is less appreciated is the lasting environmental cost associated with the prospecting, extraction, and processing of gold.  Held in conjunction with the exhibition of an international print exchange, this symposium brings together humanities scholars, scientists, Traditional Owners and visual artists to reflect on the role of mining in shaping Victoria’s landscapes, past, present, and into the future.  Science provides the evidence, history the perspectives, and art the humanity of the experiences of living with former mining landscapes. Transdisciplinary dialogues draw us all further into understanding the network of meanings in rivers of gold.

Sponsors of the Symposium:

  • the Transforming Human Societies Research Focus Area of La Trobe University
  • the Social Research Assistance Platform of La Trobe University
  • the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of La Trobe University

Registration is now open and will close on 26 February. Feel free to register for one or both days.

Registration fees cover lunch, morning tea, afternoon coffee and entry to the Opening of the La Trobe Art Institute Exhibition: River of Gold: International Print Portfolio and Exchange.


Exhibition details

La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo

121 View Street, Bendigo Victoria 3550



29th Oct 2020 8:22am

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