the launch

A live-streamed panel discussion featuring a conversa­tion between university leaders and artists from Canberra and Ulster opened the event on 24 March 2022.

launch speakers

  • Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Paddy Nixon, University of Canberra
  • Chancellor Dr Colin Davidson, Ulster University
  • Chancellor Professor Tom Calma, AO, University of Canberra
  • Distinguished Professor Jen Webb, University of Canberra
  • Dr Paul Collis, University of Canberra
  • Dr Louise Wallace, Ulster University
  • Dr Sandra Johnston, Ulster University
  • Moderator: Cara Kirkwood, National Gallery of Australia

selected highlights

Creativity in Difficult Spaces: Creative Interventions with Veterans and First Responders

Vahri McKenzie in conversation with Tony Eaton, Geoff Grey, and Paul Magee

University of Canberra

Ciara Hickey in Conversation with Array Collective

2021 winners of the Turner Prize, Array Collective, discuss their art-making as activism for women and LGBTQ+ rights and share some practical lessons in how to continue working as a collective despite obstacles and recognition by establishment interests.

Ulster University

Difficult Stories: Creativity, Curation, Culture

Ursula K. Frederick in conversation with Steve Brown, Ashley Harrison, Wendy Somerville, Bethaney Turner

University of Canberra

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UC acknowledges the Ngunnawal people, traditional custodians of the lands where the Bruce campus is situated.

We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of Canberra and the region.

We also acknowledge all other First Nations Peoples on whose lands we gather.