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Wansolwara Symposium

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UNSW Art & Design

Cnr Oxford St and Greens Rd

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Presented in partnership with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and in association with Sydney Festival

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This one-day symposium draws together diverse perspectives on the Great Ocean to focus our attention on this waterscape as a connector to culture, ancestral traditions and the movement of people. Join artists and guest speakers as they discuss issues connecting communities and cultures, including displacement and labour, cultural activism in the face of colonisation and the creation of new cultural phenomena.

This symposium is part ofWansolwara: One Salt Water, a series of exhibitions, performances and events from across the Pacific and throughout the Great Ocean. Wansolwara – a pidgin word from the Solomon Islands meaning ‘one-salt-water’ or ‘one ocean, one people’ – reflects not a single ocean, but rather a connected waterscape that holds distinct and diverse cultures and communities. Through art, performance and conversation, the project celebrates the depth and diversity of contemporary visual and material culture throughout these regions, placing customary practices alongside contemporary articulations in art, writing and the moving image.

Full program to be announced in December.

If you have any questions regarding access to UNSW Galleries exhibitions or programs please get in touch by contacting us on:

Email: unswgalleries@unsw.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 8936 0888

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