NAIDOC WEEK: Big Yam Dreaming

The late Aboriginal artist Emily Kam Kngwarray’s monumental artwork Big Yam Dreaming represents a central aspect of Utopia community cultural heritage. Kngwarray’s country, Alhalker, is an important Anwerlarr (Pencil Yam) Dreaming site, the staple from which she takes her bush name, Kam (yam seed). Hosted by Wheeler Centre Director Michael Williams, panelists – including Blak Wave contributor […]

Breakfast Club Podcast: Family

The theme for this week’s Breakfast Club at the Wheeler Centre was Nature Over Nuture? How does your family shape your relationship to art?  Our guest speakers Phuong Ngo, Steaphan Paton and Jo Case shared personal stories, struggles and questions to get the room talking. As usual with Breakfast Club, the conversation drifted into unexpected places covering everything from the politics […]

Breakfast Club Podcast: Media

Yesterday we kicked off the first of our four-part weekly Breakfast Club series at the Wheeler Centre with a sprawling discussion around how the shifting media landscape affects what we imagine led by provocateurs Giselle Stanborough, Matt Blackwood and Jessica Alice. To supplement the live events and bring our online audience into the conversation, we’ll be posting the […]

Breakfast Club June series

Breakfast Club is back this June! Following a highly successful series at the Wheeler Centre during our 2012 Festival, your early morning shot of artistic and intellectual insight is back. Every Wednesday morning for four weeks beginning in June we’ll explore issues that stimulate our artists and creative thinkers as they develop new work. We’re […]