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Sunday August 26 at 1pm

Performance Space
199 Cleveland Street Redfern

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1pm Gallery Opens for final viewing of Reckonings an installation by a collaboration of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists- Jonathan Bottrell Jones, Ruark Lewis, Romaine Moreton and Nuha Saad, curated by Ihab Shalbak and Rea.

2 pm Between the Space of Living
Place, Race, Ethnicity: Conflicts, Coalitions and Collaborations A forum chaired by Andrew Jacubowicz with:

Peter Myers: The Third City
The Three Cities of Sydney, wherein the First City was transformed into the Second historic City, and how we can make a new type of urbanism, or Third City, regenerating the elusive First City idea of Śtemporary housing in permanent landscape1. This talk cites the oyster-shell monument evidence contained in early accounts of Sydney.

Prof.Wendy Brady: Lost in Space
Explores the notion of representation of Ścommunity1 in relation to the built environment and how historians/researchers have responded to the changing sense of Ścommunity1 in high-density areas such as Redfern.

Joseph Pugliese : Migrant Heritage in an Indigenous Context: For a Decolonising Migrant Historiography

A paper examining the kit recently published by the Australian Heritage Commission outlining how migrants should go about documenting their heritage. Joseph will look at the manner in which this kit reproduces a series of colonial practices in relation to the documentation of migrant history and heritage, and concludes by calling for the implementation of a decolonising migrant historiography that addresses Indigenous history and concerns.

Dr Suvendrini Perera: Resisting Assimilation in the Urban Landscape A paper examining racialised topographies of the inner city, paying attention to how understandings of the spatial and cultural landscape can reshape both public memory and ways of envisioning the future.

4 pm Spoken Word Performances by Wesley Enoch and Amanda Stewart

4.30 pm Artists = Production
A conversation between the artists and co-curator of the Reckonings installation to tease out the questions the exhibition and project itself raise about Redfern, about reconciliation, politics, poetics and art. It will explore how the ideas, the memories and the dialogues that formed the installation were synthesised through the production. Coversationalists are: Jonathan Bottrell Jones, Ruark Lewis, Romaine Moreton, Nuha Saad and Rea, facilitated by Cassi Plate.

5.15pm Bar-B-Q

6.00pm Screening of Fight For Your Blood a short film written and performed by a group of Indigenous young people from Redfern who attended workshops with Vincent McManus at The Settlement Neighbourhood Centre.Winner of the Silent Cells Film Festival 2001 and 1st prize at the De BortoliRiverina Flickers Short Film Festival.

Music by Frances Williams and Rocky Carbine & South West Syndicate.

This event is presented by Performance Space in association with South Sydney Council. Performance Space is assisted by the Commonwealth Government though theAustralia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the NSW Government through the Ministry for the Arts. This event has been generously supported by the South Sydney Council.

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Fiona Winning
Director
Performance Space
PO Box 419
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Ph: 9698 7235
www.performancespace.com.au

____________________________ Stairwell is a Public Art exhibition in the North Melbourne Town Hall ArtsHouse (cnr Queensberry and Errol Street's) The third in the current program for the Stairwell project, curated by Clare Hart, Ruth Carroll's Digital Photography exhibition explores "All That Is Solid...."

Open 9 - 5 Mon - Fri, August 31 - September 21

Opening Night Drinks

Friday 31st August 6 -- 8pm in the Stairwell

Ruth Carroll's images of abandoned building sites at night - the skeletons of infrastructure - are fused with shadows of the human body, in an examination of the battle for co-existence between the human and the urban infrastructure which surrounds it.

Sean Barley's soundscape accompany the images - extending the theme of the place of the human in the urban landscape - filling the richly upholstered interiors of the Town Hall with the sharply contrasting simulation of industrial noise echoing against hard surfaces, sampled over edgy beats.

The Stairwell project is a Northarts initiative proudly supported by the City Of Melbourne.

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