Building an understanding of Grief from an Indigenous Cultural Perspective with Maree Clarke

Building an understanding of Grief from an Indigenous Cultural Perspective with Maree Clarke

Internationally renowned artist, Maree Clarke, will speak about mourning practices of South Eastern Australia. In particular, she will focus on the practice of wearing Kopi mourning caps. We will have the opportunity to see Kopi made and worn. The wearing of the Kopi will be done with respect and reverence for the revitalisation of this mourning practice, within a contemporary context. Men and women are encouraged to attend.

The Power of Ceremony with Victoria Spence

The Power of Ceremony with Victoria Spence

When most of us think of ceremony we imagine it as a series of actions to mark an occasion or life event that are given a particular form and mode of expression. Whilst this is true, what is most powerful about ceremony is that which remains unseen. Ceremony is a way of performing how things can yet be, in tension with the way they are in everyday life. Ceremony is a sacredness within the everyday, where other possibilities are glimpsed, and where changes (both real and attitudinal) are seeded.