17 July 2013: Exploring the world of literature and the arts.
Australian Catholic University will hold Addressing the Sacred through Literature and the Arts, a conference that promises to explore the interplay between the arts and the sacred.
Registrations are now open for the conference, which features keynote speakers Rosemary Crumlin OAM, Kevin Hart and Amanda Lohrey, with some 40 papers on the sacred in architecture, film, literature, music, theology and the visual arts, delivered by academics and arts practitioners.
It is the second conference presented by The Sacred in Literature and the Arts (SLA), a community of interest that includes Australian and international writers, artists, musicians, academics, religious and members of the public.
The conference program also includes readings by Robert Adamson, Kevin Hart, Anthony Lawrence and Amanda Lohrey and workshops with Anne Benjamin (Tanka and the Sacred: exploring mystery in miniature), Susan Murphy (The Koan of Planetary Crisis), and Tracey Sanders (The Sacred and the Aesthetic Self: unpacking the sacred through dramatic action).
A post-graduate seminar, facilitated by Kevin Hart, Tony Kelly and Angela McCarthy, will encourage interdisciplinary discussion and networking for researchers in the arts, religion and spirituality.
Two exhibitions will be on display at the Strathfield campus: a photographic exhibition, Picturing Compassion, curated by Juno Gemes and Dean Sewell, and an exhibition of woodblock prints by Ethiopian artist Falaka Yimer.
The conference is supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.
What: Addressing the Sacred through Literature and the Arts Conference When: Friday 2 August, 2.30-8.30pm and Saturday 3 August, 8.30am-6pm Where: Australian Catholic University, 25A Barker Road, Strathfield NSW