BlakLight Panel

BlakLight Panel

First Nations First: Dialogue for change

Join Clothilde Bullen, AGWA Curator and Head of Indigenous Programs, for an insightful and timely panel discussion from three leaders transforming the way First Nations art and culture is seen in this country.

Panellists poet and digital producer Jazz Money, writer and curator Charmaine Papertalk Green and curator Glenn Iseger-Pilkington will have a lively conversation, delving into questions around Indigenous curatorial methodologies, First Nations representation and access in museums and galleries, (from both an artist and arts worker perspective) and the importance of supporting a wide form of narratives that can lead to a redefinition of our shared national identity.

Bush Food Kitchen will be hosting a kitchen takeover on the AGWA Rooftop, so enjoy a casual bite of innovative food, engage in this vital conversation, and enjoy the sunset at AGWA.

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Jazz Money
Jazz Money. Photo by Kate Geraghty.

About Jazz Money

Jazz Money is a Wiradjuri poet and artist currently based on Gadigal land. Her practice is centred around the written word while producing works that encompass installation, digital, film and print. Jazz’s writing has been widely performed and published nationally and internationally. Her David Unaipon Award-winning debut collection ‘how to make a basket’ was released in September 2021 by University of Queensland Press.

Charmaine Papertalk Green
Charmaine Papertalk Green.

About Charmaine Papertalk Green

Charmaine Papertalk Green award-winning Aboriginal poet of the Wajarri, Badimaya and Nhanagardi Wilunyu from Yamaji Nation. Author of Nganajungu Yagu (Cordite 2019); Tiptoeing Tod the Tracker (Oxford University Press, 2014); Just Like That (Fremantle Art Press, 2007) and co-authored False Claim of Colonial Thieves (Magabala Books, 2018)with WA poet John Kinsella. She lives in Geraldton Western Australia.

Glenn Iseger-Pilkington
Glenn Iseger-Pilkington. Photo by Rebecca Mansell.

About Glenn Iseger-Pilkington

Glenn Iseger-Pilkington (Nhanda and Nyoongar Peoples/ Dutch/ Scottish) is Curator of Visual Arts at Fremantle Art Centre in Walyalup | Fremantle, Western Australia. Glenn undertook his formal art training at the School of Contemporary Art, Edith Cowan University, majoring in Printmaking and has worked within the visual arts sector over the last fifteen years as an arts development officer, curator, advisor, and advocate for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artists. Glenn has also held the roles of Senior Curator (FORM: building a state of creativity) Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Material Culture (South Australian Museum), Curator Content Development, (New Museum Project | Western Australian Museum) and Associate Curator of Indigenous Objects and Photography (Art Gallery of Western Australia).

Clothilde Bullen
Clothilde Bullen. Photo by Bo Wong.


About Clothilde Bullen

Clothilde is a Wardandi (Nyoongar) and Badimaya (Yamatji) Aboriginal curator and Curator| Head of Indigenous Programs and has recently returned to the Art Gallery of Western Australia, after four and a half years as Senior Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia in Sydney. She is co-Chair of Indigenous Voices, a program initiated by Clothilde and Art Monthly Australasia to develop a cohort of Aboriginal critical arts writers. Clothilde is also on the Board of the International Association of Art Critics (Australia) and is currently the Chair of the Board of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).

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