Home' Woodford Folk Festival : Programme 2018-19 Contents Rhoda roberts (Ao)
With a huge body of work behind her, Rhoda is
currently engaged as the Head of Indigenous
Programming for Sydney Opera House. She is also the
Creative Director of Rhoda Roberts’ Gallery and Events
and is the Festival Director of Boomerang Festival,
produced with Byron Bay Blues Festival.
THUR – SUN TALKING CIRCLE 11.30AM
Ancient Culture, New Conversations:
with Xavier Rudd
Rhoda is joined by musician Xavier Rudd to discuss
how his Wurundjeri background intersects with his
Irish and Scottish heritage, and how it informs his
work and life.
THUR TALKING CIRCLE 11.30AM
with Henrietta Marrie
Social justice warrior, traditional owner, elder, mother
and internationally recognised academic Henrietta
Marrie’s extraordinary life has been realised on stage in
Bukal. Rhoda draws Henrietta into deeper discussion
about the process of excavating your past for public
consumption - with the added insight of having been
Bukal’s Concept Director.
FRI TALKING CIRCLE 11.30AM
with Vernon Ah Kee
Rhoda and artist Vernon Ah Kee discuss the politics of
art and arts practice, the space created for Indigenous
art in collections and galleries, and the challenges
facing artists today.
SAT TALKING CIRCLE 11.30AM
with Margaret and Rhonda Duncan –
Margaret Duncan is an entrepreneur and Margaret
and Rhonda Duncan are both artists who have
recently worked with social enterprise Magpie
Goose to transfer their amazing, vibrant work to
textiles. Margaret, Rhonda and Rhoda discuss
the process of moving personal art out of the
community, with reference to protocols and
practice, and into broader Australia.
SUN TALKING CIRCLE 11.30AM
Festival Director's Report
Bill Hauritz reports back on the year and the
festival that was - and what lies ahead for
TUES LUNA 2.30PM
Dr Sandra is an Indigenous thought leader who
helps diverse audiences make sense of a messy
world. She is the coordinator of the Indigenous
Higher Degree Research at The University of
Technology, Sydney and has spent her entire career
working towards achieving greater outcomes in
education for Indigenous people.
Women Influencers in Higher Education
Margaret, as Vice Chancellor, and Suzi, as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)
are two of the key executive staff of Queensland University of Technology. Their topic is the
influence of women in the formulation and delivery of policy and practice in higher education, a
timely subject in the volatile environment of post-secondary education.
SUN GREENHOUSE 10.00AM
Margaret Sheil (Ao)
Professor Margaret Sheil was appointed as
Vice-Chancellor and President of Queensland
University of Technology from February 2018.
She was previously Provost at The University of
Melbourne, an academic in chemistry, and held
senior roles at the University of Wollongong.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical
Institute (RACI), the Academy of Technological
Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and a Fellow
of the Australian and New Zealand Society for
Mass Spectrometry (ANZSM). Professor Sheil
is a current Director of the Australian Nuclear
Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
and was previously Chief Executive Officer of
the Australian Research Council (2007-2012).
Professor Sheil holds a Bachelor of Science and
a PhD in Physical Chemistry from The University
of New South Wales (UNSW) and was presented
with the Science and Technology Alumni Award
from UNSW in 2016.
Professor Derbyshire has 24 years
experience of teaching and leadership
in higher education both in the United
Kingdom and Australia. Originally
from the United Kingdom, she
completed her fashion training at
Central St Martins School of Art in
London, then migrated to Australia
in 2002 to become the inaugural
Head of Fashion within the Creative
Industries Faculty at Queensland
University of Technology (QUT). She
remained in that role through to 2007
when she became Portfolio Director
for Fashion, Journalism, Media.
In 2011 Professor Derbyshire was
appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor
(Learning and Teaching) at QUT.
Indigenous Thought Leadership
To Sandra, this is thinking deeply about
something, experiencing its various
dimensions through lived experience,
and making sense of it enough to share
it in the hope it will influence our lives in
positive ways, and ‘thinking together’.
SUN TALKING CIRCLE 3.15PM
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