Dr Monique Mulholland examines the relevance of sex education in schools, while other successes include a national prize for moving lessons from Country, and a Flinders Drama graduate joins Aussie icons on the silver screen.
Lessons from Country a moving piece
The artistic and cultural endeavours of some of Flinders’ most talented have been recognised in the 2022 Museums & Galleries National Awards, or MAGNAs. The MAGNAs were established in 2011 to recognise the excellent exhibitions, public programs and sustainability projects around the nation.
REFLECT – the light and shade of a long story, led by the Unbound Collective at MOD, was named Winner for Indigenous Project (Level 1) and considers what it means to be present in shadows of absence, silence, and invisibility. The work reflects the shimmering light and shade of a long story, attending to traces of beauty and love in deep lessons from Country.
Associate Professor Ali Baker, Dr Faye Blanch, Associate Professor Natalie Harkin and Associate Professor Simone Tur created this new work in collaboration with young Kaurna poets and senior Kaurna knowledge holders who were vital contributors to this moving and significant exhibit.
The judges remarked on the exhibitions ability to encourage visitors to think more deeply about their connection with Country.
“This beautifully expressed exhibition presents a creative and innovative way to explore First Nations intangible cultural heritage and Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being in curatorial practice,” they said.
Flinders’ project addresses key concerns
In response to a recent report into the relevance of sex education in schools, Commissioner for Children and Young People Helen Connolly invited Flinders’ Dr Monique Mulholland to discuss her findings from her project on Cultural Diversity and Sex Education.
The findings from Dr Mulholland’s project will help address an area of the report where it was identified that further research was required.
Flinders grad to grace silver screen
Flinders Drama graduate Louisa Mignone joins one of the largest ensemble casts of any series produced in Australia in a new legal drama that follows the highs and lows of a devastating murder trial.
Louisa is joined by some of Australia’s biggest names including Sam Neill, Kate Mulvany and Marta Dusseldorp in The Twelve, which follows the trials and tribulations of the twelve individuals who are called for jury duty on a high-profile murder trial as traumatizing as it is controversial, in which a woman stands accused of killing her sister’s child.
The series premiered on Foxtel on Tuesday 21 June 2022.
Timor-Leste workshop at Flinders
Associate Professor Udoy Saikia and the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences this week hosted an international workshop with Timor-Leste and other officials as part of a Flinders University ARC Linkage project. The three-year project is investigating the impacts of Australia’s Seasonal Workers Program and South Korea’s Employment Permit System on the wellbeing of migrant workers and their families in Timor-Leste.
Her Excellency the Ambassador of Timor-Leste to Australia Ms Inês Maria de Almeida, pictured, opened the first workshop session, which aims to prepare partners for wide-ranging data collection to shed light on migrant families’ utilisation of financial remittances and skills to inform policies for sustainable local livelihoods in a more travel restricted world.