CASTLEMAINE STATE FESTIVAL VISUAL ART

CASTLEMAINE STATE FESTIVAL VISUAL ART

WOVEN DIALOGUE

Friday 22 – Sunday 31 March

 

Woven Dialogue brings together aboriginal artists from the Northern Territory and Victoria who explore the synergies in their practice and knowledge through the interweaving of language. The early inspiration for this ongoing project arose out of the work created in Castlemaine as part of the Regional Centre for Culture in 2017-18.

March 25: Join Dr James Walker as he discusses his recent research. Dr James Walker is Professor of Language Diversity at La Trobe University. His work focuses on the social dimensions of language use, especially in multilingual societies.

March 28: Join Stephen Morey, where he will talk about his recent research. Stephen Morey’s research is undertaken in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh States, India, as well in the neighbouring areas of Burma. His research covers three language groups: Tai, Singpho and Tangsa. A particular area of Stephen’s interest is traditional song, particularly ritual songs. In 2016-19 he is leading a project to examine the Tangsa Wihu Song.

This event is one of four LAI Field Talks at the Castlemaine State Festival. In these talks, leading Latrobe academics discuss their field of research in parallel to contemporary visual arts in the festival.