Sentient : Redfin BBQ and Panel Conversation

When: Saturday 10 November, 12 pm - 2 pm

Where: QEII Square, Dean Street, Albury

Price: FREE

Sentient is a research project exploring cultural and environmental issues concerning the Murray River, and its place in our local culture and history. Artist James Nguyen and curator Abigail Moncrieff have spent the past 12 months having conversations with the local community exploring ideas around migration, borders, history and the environment in the Murray Region.

The project is culminating in an exhibition in MAMA's Foyer, launching with a celebration on Saturday 10 November.

Redfin BBQ, 12.00pm

James and Abigail invite you to join them for a Redfin BBQ in QEII Square from 12pm. The redfin has been sourced from Lake Hume with the assistance of local fishing groups. While delicious, redfin is an introduced species that is threatening the native fish population. By sharing this meal, we will assist the vulnerable ecology of the Murray River, and also create an opportunity for a conversation about the project.

Sentient Panel Conversation, 1.00pm

Following the BBQ, a panel conversation will be held within the Sentient exhibition in MAMA's Foyer. The panel will be moderated by Sentient curator Abigail Moncrieff and will track the development of the Sentient project and the conversations it has generated around the Murray River in the Albury/Wodonga region.

The panel members are artist James Nguyen, MAMA Director Bree Pickering, acclaimed Australian artist and Wiradjuri woman Lorraine Connelly-Northey and a representative from Bonegilla Migrant community.

This event forms part of the Albury Wodonga Sustainable Living Festival 2018.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
This project was also assisted by a grant from Create NSW, an agency of the New South Wales Government and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian State and Territory Governments. The program is administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).