Wadawurrung/Wathaurong Elder Aunty Marlene Gilson’s art challenges colonial representations of historical events in Australia. This Reconciliation week, join Curator of Indigenous Art Myles Russell-Cook and NGV Educator John Parkinson in a discussion of Gilson’s The Landing which depicts James Cook’s arrival at Botany Bay and the encounters that followed between Aboriginal people and British.
This virtual program is presented live from the exhibition We Change the World. You can send us your questions early or type them into the WebEx chat window during the event.
Duration: 20 minutes
- Identify and describe how ideas are expressed in Marlene Gilson’s The Landing.
- Discuss the nature of contact between First Nations people and Europeans and the effect of these interactions.
- Describe how art can be used as a tool for reflecting on historical events.