FREE 1-day Symposium | Yimbaya Maranoa: Creating resonant echoes from Country

Yimbaya Maranoa: Creating resonant echoes from Country

Please register for this creative and immersive event on campus, hosted by More Than Human (MTH) Futures Research Group, and part of the QUT Sustainability week.

An immersive event at QUT that explores the intersection of art, culture, and environment in the Maranoa region.

Mon, 21 Aug 2023 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM AEST
QUT Education Precinct, Kelvin Grove 149 Victoria Park Road Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059 (E block level 5)

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This project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, provided through Regional Arts Australia, administered in Queensland by Flying Arts Alliance. With thanks to ongoing support from Injune Arts Association Gunggari Native Title Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC, Maranoa Regional Council, Injune Creek Gallery, Mitchell on Maranoa Gallery. 

Special thanks to Dr Anastasia Tyurina and Queensland University of Technology and Dr Vicki Saunders and Jawun Research Centre, CQU. 

The Remapping Mitchell Collective and Injune Arts acknowledges the Gunggari Traditional Custodians of Country in which the project is situated and recognises the continuing connection to land, water and community paying respect to the Elders, past, present and future.


10 am | Symposium Opens

A/Prof Jen Seevinck  – Welcome to the Symposium at QUT

Leader in the More Than Human Futures Research Group, Jen is an internationally recognised researcher and creative design practitioner, pioneering new understandings for audience experience with computer-based systems.

10.20 am – 10.40 am | Saraeva Mitchell and Dr Vicki Saunders – Welcome and Invocation to Country.

Saraeva Mitchell is a storyteller and Gunggari cultural keeper of knowledge who has worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the past thirty-one years through Local, State and Federal Governments as well as Aboriginal Community Organisations such as legal service, domestic violence, health, housing, and youth services.

Dr Vicki Saunders, Indigenous arts researcher and story builder uses poetic inquiry and other arts informed research methods to listen to our evolving relationships with Country and to promote well-being and resipiscence with First Nations researchers, organisations, and communities.

10.40 am – 11 am | Introducing the Remapping Mitchell Collective with video/audio works.

11.30 am – 11.45 am | Keynote – Dr Michelle Maloney

The Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) is Michelle’s primary platform for working across a range of multi-disciplinary, ecocentric projects and networks. As Co-Founder and National Convenor of AELA, Michelle manages the strategic direction and governance of the organisation, including the extensive partnerships and networks that AELA has with legal, Indigenous, academic, and environmental advocacy communities.

11.45 am – 12 pm
Co-facilitators of the Remapping Mitchell Collective. Dr Jude Roberts and Vernessa Fien address the evolvement and continuing reverberations of the Collective and its projects. Vernessa is an artist based in the Maranoa and descendant of both Gunggari and Bidjara from the Maranoa District in Southwest Queensland. She has been involved in the facilitation of many community events and curatorship of exhibitions and is passionate about the Arts to promote the importance of understanding and acknowledging First Nations people, and custodians of cultural heritage of the area. Jude has lived and worked across the Maranoa region since the 1980’s and is now based in Brisbane. She facilitates various arts related projects and workshops and has continued to make connections with the land and people of Mitchell since her move to Brisbane. Her focus is about collaborating and creating work in different communities to contribute to the understanding and appreciation of inland water environments.

12 pm – 12.30 pm | Artists Panel facilitated by Dr Vicki Saunders.
Panel members: Vernessa Fien, Saraeva Mitchell, Jude Taggart Roberts, Dr Anastasia Tyurina, Donna Malone, Deena Dodd, Dr Renata Buziak, Helen Hardess, Clare Cowley.

12.30 pm – 2 pm | Break and the exhibition viewing at the Sphere and Interactive Data Wall

2 pm – 3 pm | Creative Workshop.
Drawing with neon and fluorescent materials workshop and Fluoro Booth Experience.

3pm – 3.30pm | Closing notes, networking

3.30pm | Symposium closes.


Location: QUT Education Precinct, Kelvin Grove 149 Victoria Park Road Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059 [link to map]
Start Date: 21/08/2023 [add to calendar]
Start Time: 10:00am
End Date: 21/08/2023
End Time: 3:00pm
RSVP By: Friday 18th of August 2023
Cost: Nil
Organiser: More Than Human Futures Research Group
Enquiries: Anastasia Tyurina

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