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What is it
The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Engineering and IT and VCA Practice Lab celebrates their collaboration with the late Bardi Jawi artist Dr Ngardarb (Francine) Riches on an activation project at Melbourne Connect. Partake in an insightful talk and guided tour of Francine’s artwork and supporting environmental graphics by VCA Practice Lab which tells the story of The Seven Sisters across the building.
When
29/05/2024 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Where

Manhari Room, Level 7, Melbourne Connect, 700 Swanston St, Carlton

Free
Event is booked out

Seven Sisters Talk & Tour


The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Engineering and IT and VCA Practice Lab celebrates their collaboration with the late Bardi Jawi artist Dr Ngardarb (Francine) Riches on an activation project at Melbourne Connect.

Partake in an insightful talk and guided tour of Francine’s artwork and supporting environmental graphics by VCA Practice Lab which tells the story of The Seven Sisters across the building. The Seven Sisters Dreamtime story is widely known by First Nations Peoples across Australia, and the story guided the collaboration, opening an understanding of storytelling as a framework for meaning making and knowledge sharing across disciplines and generations.

Curator and historian Dr Richard Gillespie from the faculty will speak on Indigenous engineering and knowledge within Melbourne Connect and the VCA Practice Lab team will discuss the design process of their environmental graphics, drawing reference from the Australian technological artefacts curated by Dr Gillespie, and the flora and fauna of the Kimberly Region that Francine grew up in.

Presented By:
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of Melbourne, VCA Practice Lab and Melbourne Connect.

Presenters:
Dr Richard Gillespie, Senior Curator, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

VCA Practice Lab team:
Ethan Tsang, Georgia Hodgkinson, Mia Murone and Dr Danny Butt.