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Siteworks Capsule Talks: Sunday 15 January

Distinguished Professor Noel Cressie, Dr Prudence Gibson, Rebecca Mayo, Aunty Deidre Martin and Jacob Morris, Djinama Yilaga and Dr Pauline Jones

Join us for a quick-fire program of pithy talks, stories and presentations from leading scientists, artists and First Nations knowledge holders, as we present ‘weather reports’ from this time and place. These events will later be uploaded to the online World Weather Network for those who miss out on the day.


Distinguished Professor Noel Cressie, University of Wollongong (UOW), is a world leader in environmental informatics, researching big-science problems using big-data sources. His recent research involves hunting for atmospheric-carbon-dioxide sources around the world and focusing on Antarctica’s environmental future. Dr Cressie grew up in WA, received a PhD from Princeton University, shared a career between Australia and the US, is a NASA Affiliate, and is Director of the Centre for Environmental Informatics in the National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) at UOW. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Royal Society of NSW.

Dr Cressie will present a climate report on Earth’s heat and ice.

Dr Prudence Gibson is the Lead Chief Investigator on The Tellus Art Project which aims to re-value the plant collection of the Herbarium through the mediation of art. It addresses the affliction of plant blindness, wherein many people do not recognise or value the plant life around them, particularly in an epoch of climate change and species extinction.

Gibson will discuss how The Tellus Art Project makes connections between plant ontologies, politics, ethics and art, drawing from her book The Plant Contract: Art’s return to vegetal life (2018).

Rebecca Mayo lectures at the School of Art & Design, ANU. Mayo’s research examines how an art practice built around process, repetition and labour can produce artworks that manifest through—and reveal—practices of care. Her work for Siteworks 2022, The Plant Sensibilia Machine, is a large-scale hand-operated dyeing machine that brings the dyeing process out of the studio and into the public realm.

Join Mayo in conversation with collaborators Aunty Deidre Martin and Jacob Morris as they discuss the collaboration and stories of plants and people living and growing together on Yuin Country.

The Djinama Yilaga Choir is an intergenerational Yuin choir, establish in 2019 and led by renowned Walbunga/Ngarigo artist, Cheryl Davison. Djinama Yilaga perform songs in Dhurga language.

Dhurga was spoken and understood by many within the 13 tribes of the Yuin Nation. It was the dominant tongue of the Walbunga people of the Broulee region and the Brindja Yuin people of Moruya. The choir emerged as a mechanism to revitalise language through song, following a unique pedagogy established by Dr Lou Bennett AM.

Join women from the choir as they discuss their project and the relationships between language, culture and place.

Associate Professor Pauline Jones is a researcher and teacher educator in the School of Education at the University of Wollongong. Her research interests are educational linguistics/semiotics, advanced literacy development and disciplinary dialogue.

Associate Professor Jones is passionate about the role of language and literacy in climate change education and the role of books and children’s literature as powerful sources of information for young people. She will introduce key texts and some of the debates about how to (or even whether to) address climate change with children.


Image: Djinama Yilaga Choir at the opening of Parallel Landscapes, 2022, Bundanon. Photo: Ashley Mackevicius

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15/01/2023 - 15/01/2023 Art Museum, Bundanon
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