Grounding the Sacred through Literature and the Arts
The conference includes keynote addresses, some 65 conference papers, performances and EarthSong, an exhibition of artworks by Papunya Tula Artists and the Warlayirti Artists of Balgo, loaned by Lloyd Graham for the occasion. The following is a guide to conference activities: updates will be posted here. The program should be read in conjunction with the listing of paper presentations, also on this site. All the conference events will be held on the Strathfield campus of ACU.
Information on travel to the Strathfield campus is available here. You can see or print off a map of the campus here.
On-line registration is open. Single day registration is set at $65 (unwaged and students) and $95 (waged). A four-day package is available for $190 (unwaged and students) and $340 (waged). Registration includes refreshments. Please register by 22 July 2015. There will be a registration desk in the Atrium during the conference for late registrations. Cheques or correct money are preferred. There is an ATM on campus.
The conference will be preceded by a seminar for postgraduates who are attending the conference. It will be held in the Multifunction Room, E Block on the Strathfield campus between 1:30 and 3:00 pm on Thursday 23 July. Speakers will include Professor Kevin Hart, Professor David Jasper, Dr Alison Jasper and Professor Thaddeus Metz. It will be chaired by Dr Dermot Nestor.
Thursday 23 July Postgraduate seminar
1:30 - 3:00 pm Postgraduate seminar for Higher Degree by Research students, Multifunction Room, E Block
Thursday 23 July Conference starts
Conference registration will be available from 3:00 pm, Atrium, D Block.
3:00 - 4:45 pm EarthSong Exhibition, 3:30 opening with Lloyd Graham and Vivien Johnson, McGlade Gallery, with refreshments
5:00 - 5:30 pm Conference opening, Gleeson Auditorium, D Block, including Welcome to Country by Chris Tobin and Songs from Ross Edwards' The Five Senses, performed by Joelene Griffith and Bradley Gilchrist.
5:30 - 5:50 pm Rachael Kohn, participating chair, 'The Spirit of Things in the Arts'