Event Details

Friday, 07 July 2017
5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Fryer Library, Level 4 (artwork viewing) and Auditorium, Level 2, Sir Llew Edwards Building (panel discussion)
UQ Location:
Duhig Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Ms Tanya Ziebell
336 56315
Org. Unit:
Library Corporate Services (University of Queensland Library)

Event Description

Full Description:
The University of Queensland’s Fryer Library houses important collections that document the experience of asylum seekers, including correspondence and artworks in the Julian Burnside and Kate Durham Collection and the Elaine Smith Collection.

Three works by artist Kate Durham collectively titled SIEV X consist of 272 painted panels, oil on composition board. The title references the acronym for Suspected Irregular Entry Vessel X. It is a response to a maritime tragedy that occurred in 2001, when a dilapidated Indonesian fishing boat carrying over 400 asylum seekers sank on its way to Australia. Almost all on board drowned.

Please join us for a viewing of the SIEV X artwork, followed by a panel discussion featuring Professor Gillian Whitlock in conversation with Julian Burnside AO QC, Kate Durham, Professor Andreas Schloenhardt and Adele Rice AM. The panel will explore legal, educational and artistic responses to the plight of refugees, and the vital role played by libraries and archives in preserving their narratives.

Viewing of the SIEV X artwork in the Fryer Library, Level 4, Duhig Tower (#2)
The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
Drinks and canapes served in the foyer of the Fryer Library

Panel discussion in the Auditorium, Level 2, Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14)

Registration essential by Monday, 3 July 2017

Directions to UQ

Google Map:
To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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