National Talkblack 180121

National Talkblack 180121

We had:

Luke Geary, Partner and Chair of the Everyday Justice Board at Mills Oakley discussing how the new charity will improve access to legal advice, particularly for regional and mobility-impaired Australians, and provide relief for overstretched community legal services. Everyday Justice will emphasise accessibility for clients, delivering services online and via telephone, as well as in person. Innovative legal technology solutions will ensure that vulnerable people, including those with disabilities, the elderly and those in rural, remote and regional communities have ample access to free legal assistance without the need to travel great distances to obtain it.

Troy Russell who will be performing his piece ‘The First Shot’ at the 5th Biennial Yellamundie Festival from the 22nd-23rd January 2021. ‘The First Shot’ is a story of anger and sorrow, told through conceptual composition with a folk twist, about a young couple in flight after a tragic event. It is a story that tells of the love and happiness that is found in each other’s arms and hearts, but it is also of the tragedies and injustices that have befallen the people whose lives have been lost in colonial Australia. Yellamundie Festival is the only Festival in Australia to identify, develop, and present new First Peoples stories for stage and has seen ten featured works go on to full production in Australia. Further information and tickets available at:

Cassie Leatham, Taungurung artist talking about her online family weaving workshop which is part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) free Kids Summer Festival which ran from the 9th-17th of Jan online and onsite at NGV. Cassie is a Taungurung artist with a passion for sharing Indigenous people’s cultures. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her artworks have been acquired by the NGV, Koorie Heritage Trust Collection, and Magistrate’s Court of Victoria. To watch Cassie’s weaving live stream:

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