National Talkblack 180621

National Talkblack 180621

We had:

Maree Clarke, Melbourne-based Indigenous artist and designer talking about her exhibition ‘Ancestral Memories’. Clarke is a pivotal figure in the reclamation of south-east Australian Aboriginal art and cultural practices and has a passion for reviving and sharing elements of Aboriginal culture that were lost – or lying dormant – as a consequence of colonisation. Covering more than three decades of artistic output, the exhibition traverses Clarke’s multidisciplinary practice across photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewellery, video, glass and more. Ancestral Memories will be on display at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia from 11 June to 3 October 2021. Entry is free. For further details, please visit the NGV website: NGV.MELBOURNE

Chris Foord, General Manager at Bamaga Enterprises Ltd joining Trev in the studio to talk about their wide-ranging Socio-Support policy that has donated over $3m back into community in donations, sponsorship’s and infrastructure as well as their support of students receiving eye tests.

Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) Commissioner Natalie Lewis talking about how 8,000 young Queenslanders have spoken out on hopes, dreams and future. The QFCC undertook the study, which captured the views of 8,000 children and young people from right across Queensland, with seven per cent identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. Ms Lewis said that “One issue which stood out to me was that 40% of ATSI participants said they had been treated unfairly as a result of race. No doubt this has an impact on the mental wellbeing of young people with 21 per cent of ATSI participants saying mental health was one of the most important issues for people their age. This is on top of 72 per cent saying they experienced academic stress.” To view a copy of the Voices of Hope: Growing Up in Queensland 2020 report, go here:

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