• Menzies Centre Seminar - Sonal Kantaria & Megan Carrigy

    Menzies Centre Seminar – Sonal Kantaria & Megan Carrigy

    17th May 2017
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies at Kings College invites you to their next seminar/screening…

    Sonal Kantaria, University of Westminster:
    After the crow flies & representation of Aboriginal peoples through film

    Megan Carrigy, NYU Sydney:
    Screen Memories, Past, Present and Future

    Eileen Chanin, King’s College London:
    Projecting Australia in Britain before World War 1

    LocationCouncil Room (K2.29)
    King’s College London, Strand Campus



    After the crow flies
    After the crow flies focuses on and is narrated by Clarrie Cameron, an Aboriginal Elder, who explores and introduces the landscape that is so pertinent to the Aboriginal cultures.

    Sonal Kantaria is a visual artist and academic based in London and holds a Masters in Photojournalism from the University of Westminster, UK. Her project Naseeb: Trafficked was shown as a solo exhibition at the Perth Centre for Photography in 2013 and at Next Level Projects in London in 2012. The work was exhibited by the Photographers Gallery London for FreshFacedandWildEyed11. She has worked as a visiting lecturer at the London College of Communication and the University of Westminster, London, UK and as a visiting academic at Curtin University in Western Australia.

    Coniston: Screen Memories,
    Past, Present and Future

    The documentary Coniston (2013), directed by David Batty and Francis Jupurrula Kelly, marked 75 years since what is known as the last officially sanctioned massacre of Aboriginal people in Australia. Between August and October 1928, a group lead by Constable George Murray shot people from the Warlpiri, Anmatyerre and Kaytetye nations in revenge for the killing of dingo hunter and prospector Frederick Brooks. In this paper Megan considers how the interweaving of the re-enactments, their rehearsal and the descendents’ testimony works to illuminate the ongoing reverberations of the events of the massacre.

    Megan Carrigy is the Assistant Director for Academic Programs at NYU Sydney. Before joining NYU she was the Education Projects Manager at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. For four years she programmed Sydney’s annual queerDOC and Mardi Gras Film Festivals. Her research interests include contemporary film theory, re-enactment, Australian cinema, early American cinema, and the cinema of Ritwik Ghatak. Megan’s awards include the Best Doctoral Thesis from the University of New South Wales (2011) and the Mari Kuttna Memorial Prize for Film Studies and Best Long Essay in English Literature from the University of Sydney (2002).



    As part of the Menzies Centre’s programme of public activities, the annual seminar series helps to produce a comprehensive and balanced perception of Australia’s past, present and future across a variety of topics.
    The theme for the Centre’s 2016-17 seminar series is Screening Australia: Australian Culture and Screen Media in Context.

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