Who Are You?: Digital World Premiere
Australian vocalist Amber Evans performs ‘Who Are You?’, a poem by British writer Zsuzsanna Ardó, set to music by American composer Hayes Biggs. The Menzies Australia Institute hosted the online world premiere of the multi-track recording of this contemporary choral work on 4 November 2021. This was followed by a panel discussion with the writer, the vocalist and the composer, convened by Institute Co-Director Béatrice Bijon. In this lively discussion, the artists explain the back story of their collaboration and reflect on the nature of identity. This event is part of the UK/AU Season 2021-22.
To learn more about ‘Who Are You?’ see the Program Notes and Reflection written by Zsuzsanna Ardó and Biographical Notes on the artists.
2020 Trevor Reese Memorial Lecture: Becoming a Mother in Australia
Delivered by historian Dr Carla Pascoe Leahy from the University of Melbourne where she examines the changing cultural attitudes towards motherhood, changing theories of maternal subjectivity, and how mothers’ own experiences are remembered in oral history interviews. The lecture asks what happens to a woman when she becomes a mother and considers whether this transition has become more challenging over the past 75 years.
Etched in Bone Trailer
a film by Menzies co-directors Martin Thomas and Béatrice Bijon. Screening free online on 20 June 2021. To register click here.
Etched in Bone: The Filmmakers Reflect
Menzies co-directors Martin Thomas and Béatrice Bijon reflect on the making of the film
Bruce Scates in Conversation with Jay Winter
A special presentation from the MENZIES AUSTRALIA INSTITUTE at KINGS COLLEGE LONDON, and THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY.
Ceremonial Lives of The Australian Nation
A recording of a live event orchestrated by the Menzies Australia Institute and the Australian National University.