Living on the Edge – Public Event, Canberra, 15 Oct 2023

28 Sep Living on the Edge – Public Event, Canberra, 15 Oct 2023

Join us at the National Museum for a day of art, music, performance, storytelling and conversations exploring Australia’s remarkable river places and celebrating the launch of Living on the Edge: Caring for Australia’s Threatened Places.

Through talks, walks and creative activities suited to all ages, learn about the Murray–Darling’s unique river and wetland communities, why these places matter and how we can protect and regenerate them.

End the day by joining Natasha Mitchell from ABC RN’s Big Ideas for the premiere screening of More than a Fish Kill after a panel exploring the documentary.

Date: Sunday 15 October 2023

Program: 11am–3.30pm: Free activities, places limited for some activities / 3–4.30pm: Panel and film screening, costs apply

Further information is available on the National Museum of Australia website.

River Country is the first event in the Living on the Edge project, a multi-year collaborative project being developed by the National Museum of Australia (through the James O Fairfax Senior Fellow in Culture and Environment Program) and the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney. The project is supported by the Australian Academy of the Humanities. It is being led by Kirsten Wehner (NMA) and Thom van Dooren (SEI) and the webpage is available here.

This project brings together cultural researchers, writers, curators, traditional custodians and artists, as well as policy-makers, scientists and community conservationists, to share knowledge and explore ideas about how best to care for these threatened places. It will produce an online exhibition, a series of events, podcasts and broadcasts, creative commissions and education resources.

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