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Artists Tony Albert and Daniel Boyd – Member Lean In Session
9 Jul 2020 at 12:00 pm AEST
In this session, we will be featuring Girrimay/Yidinji/Kuku Yalanji man Tony Albert and Kudjala/Gangalu/Kuku Yalanji/Waka Waka/Gubbi Gubbi/Wangerriburra/Bundjalung man Daniel Boyd. Tony and Daniel are artists whose designs for significant public memorial places acknowledge Australia’s First Nations history of military service.
Tony will discuss Yininmadyemi Thou Didst Let Fall Hyde Park Memorial located In Hyde Park Sydney, which he collaborated with Cracknell and Lonergan Architects. Daniel will elaborate on his project For Our Country Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Memorial at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, which he collaborated with Edition Office. Both projects are memorials to the military services of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women since colonisation and the frontier wars. Both artists’ works promote understanding and reflection on the different perspectives that people have of history. They invite us to question how placemaking through architecture and art can highlight conversations on injustices and inequalities in Australian society and the celebration of cultures through contemplation and remembrance.
This session is chaired by Samantha Rich, Project Design Coordinator at Billard Leece Partnership. Samantha is Wiradjuri and a member of the Institute’s Reconciliation Working Group. Samantha has been incorporating the needs of Aboriginal Australians into the design of spaces through her projects, and working to implement strategies towards Reconciliation within the practice of architecture and the broader built environment.
The Institute is proud to present our member Lean In session in conjunction with Reconciliation Conversations, an initiative launched by the NSW Chapter’s Reconciliation Working Group in May 2019. The program consists of provocations, policy and project conversations focused on progressing reconciliation within the architectural profession in New South Wales and across Australia.
Lean In sessions
Lean In sessions are an opportunity to bring our community together and share experiences during this challenging time.
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