ANTaR ACT Newsletter – October 2022

This newsletter highlights two important events coming up in Canberra.

Vigil for Cassis Turvey: Tent Embassy, 6pm on Wednesday 2 November. Cassius died after being assaulted in Perth and people will gather at vigils around Australia to demand justice for Cassius. ABC News: Cassius Turvey – Indigenous families on edge after teen death.

Photo of Cassius Turvey, vigil 6m 2 Nov Tent Embassy

Sister2Sister, hearing our voices: 10am – 12 noon, Tuesday 15 November, Courtyard Theatre, Canberra Theatre Centre. Tanya Keed is organising this event to raise the issues around violence against Aboriginal women in the ACT. Tanya spoke about her concerns at the 2022 David Hunter Memorial Lecture: DHML 2022 – Lets Have Smart Justice in the ACT.


ANTaR ACT monthly meeting: Our next committee meeting will be on Monday 14 November, 6pm via Zoom, to talk about our current actions and advocacy – all are welcome. If you would like to join us, please email us at and we will send you details. This will be our last meeting for the year, with an informal end-of-year dinner in December.

Current exhibitions:

Continuous culture, Canberra Museum and Gallery, to 27 November.
This display showcases works by Dr Danie Mellor, Jenni Kemarre Martinello OAM and Paul House –  established Indigenous Australian artists working in the Canberra region. These artists show a commonality in their practice as they bring traditional Aboriginal cultural objects that are often seen as being from the past firmly into the present – demonstrating the resilience and strength of the world’s longest continuing culture.

Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality, Drill Hall Gallery, ANU, to 18 December
Inspired by the words of revered Gurindji/ Malngin leader Vincent Lingiari, ‘that land… I still got it on my mind,’ Still in my mind reflects on events preceding and following the seminal Gurindji Walk Off – where Lingiari led over 200 countrymen, women and children off Wave Hill Station to protest poor wages and conditions. Curator and participating artist Professor Brenda L. Croft developed the exhibition through long-standing practice-led research with her father’s community, Karungkarni Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation and UNSW Galleries, UNSW Art & Design.

ANTaR ACT wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which Canberra is situated, the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We would also like to acknowledge other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who may visit this area.

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