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Yitpi Foundation Forum

Mar 17, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Mapping country: bringing together Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge systems

Presented by: Kim Mahood

Author of “Craft for a Dry Lake” (2000) and “Position Doubtful – Mapping Landscape and Memory” (2016)

followed by discussion

When:  2pm – 3.30pm Tuesday 17 March, 2020
Where: Charles Hawker Conference Centre, Waite Rd, Urrbrae

RSVP and further enquiries to convenor, Dr Maarten Ryder
(email maarten.ryder@adelaide.edu.au | Tel 0409 696 360)

This forum is generously supported by a grant from the Yitpi Foundation.

About the speaker

Kim Mahood is the author of Craft for a Dry Lake, (Random House 2000), which won the 2000 Age Book of the year for non-fiction and the 2001 NSW Premiers Award for non-fiction, and Position Doubtful – Mapping Landscape and Memory (Scribe 2016), which received multiple short-listings including the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Award for non-fiction, the 2017 National Biography Award, the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards for non-fiction and the 2017 ACT Book of the Year.

She co-edited the book Desert Lake: art, science and stories from Paruku, CSIRO 2013. Her essays have been published in art, literary and public affairs journals, including The MonthlyGriffith ReviewMeanjinArt Monthly and the New York Times, and her artwork is held in state, territory and regional collections.

Kim has co-ordinated cultural mapping projects with Aboriginal groups in Perth, the Kimberley, Central Australia and western NSW, and worked as a consultant and writer for national Indigenous art exhibitions, including the Canning Stock Route Art Project, We Don’t Need a Map, and most recently Songlines at the National Museum of Australia.


Mar 17
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Charles Hawker Conference Centre
Charles Hawker Building, Waite Rd
Urrbrae, SA 5064 Australia

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