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water+wisdom Australia India

water + wisdom  Australia India - 1 December 2017 - 10 March 2018

Drawing on extensive research by experts from India and Australia, water + wisdom Australia India presents a poetic dimension on ancient wisdom regarding water management in both continents, as seen through the work of visual artists, creative writers and researchers who have incorporated these issues into their work. Artists including Ravi Agarwal, Sandra Aitken, Clare Arni, Lado Bai, Badger Bates, Paddy Bedford, Atul Bhalla, Vicki Couzens, Hannah Donnelly, Vibha Galhotra, Bhavani G.S, Connie Hart, Victoria Lautman, Rebecca Mayo, Djambawa Marawili, Wanyubi Marika, Jennifer Mullett, Lorna Fencer Napurrula, Glenda Nicholls, Mandy Nicholson, Justine Philip, Parthiv Shah, Jangarh Singh Shyam, Cop Shiva, K.R. Sunil, Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi, Hanna Tuulikki, Judy Watson, Carmel Wallace, Asim Waqif, Liyawaday Wirrpanda. Curated by Suzanne Davies and Helen Rayment. Public programs Friday 1 December 12.30-1.30 pm Hanna Tuulikki  River systems and human responses Friday 2 March 2018 10-4 pm water + wisdom symposium  Green Brain Conference Room, Level 7, Storey Hall, 336-348 Swanston Street, Melbourne. Speakers including (India) Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science and Environment, India; Parineeta Dandekar, Coordinator, South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People; Kiran Nagarkar, Globally celebrated novelist; Vibha Galhotra, Conceptual artist  (Australia) Aunty Di Kerr, Wurundjeri Elder; N'Ahweet Carolyn Briggs, Indigenous language specialist and Boonwurrung Elder; Matthew Currell, RMIT Senior Lecturer, Hydrogeology & Environmental Engineering; Justine Philip, PhD Ecosystem Management, Museum Victoria Associate; Chris O'Neill, Water Resource Engineer; and artists Vicki Couzens, Glenda Nicholls and Carmel Wallace. 

Gallery open Mon - Wed & Fri, 11 am - 5pm, Thurs, 11 am - 7pm, Sat 12 - 5 pm. e: tel: 03 9925 1717.  FREE entry, lift access.


Event starts
Monday 8 January, 2018
Event Ends
Saturday 10 March, 2018
RMIT Gallery
Venue Address
344 Swanston Street

Melbourne, Melbourne

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