Panel discussion: Colonialism and the Age of Enlightenment

In The Last Resort, French/Albanian artist Anri Sala reimagines Mozart’s Clarinet concerto, a musical expression of the Age of Enlightenment. Mozart’s score is upended, as if it were a message in a bottle carried from Europe across the ocean to Australia, altered by the wind and waves, and “corrupted” by the perils of its journey. 


This panel brings together leading commentators from the fields of history, astronomy and the visual arts, to present wide-ranging perspectives on the Pacific voyages of the European Enlightenment and the legacies of colonialism. Join the discussion as our panellists interrogate the ideals of the Enlightenment, and consider the role of artists and museums in translating colonial artefacts to generate new understandings of our past.


Panellists include historian Kate Fullagar (Macquarie University); astronomer Duane Hamacher (Monash Indigenous Studies Centre, Monash University); Katie Dyer (Curator Contemporary, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences) and celebrated artist Daniel Boyd.

Moderator: Professor Peter Morgan (Director, European Studies Centre, The University of Sydney)


This event is free, but bookings are essential.
Bookings are for general admission only. Arrive early to secure a place.




Image: James Cook, A map of the southern hemi-sphere shewing the discoveries made in the Southern Ocean up to 1770, State Library of New South Wales, SAFE 1/82

When

Sunday 22 October, 2pm

Add to Calendar Australia/Sydney Panel discussion: Colonialism and the Age of Enlightenment Join the discussion as our panel presents contemporary perspectives on the Enlightenment and the legacies of colonialism. Courtyard marquee, Sydney Observatory, Millers Point

Where

Courtyard marquee, Sydney Observatory, Millers Point

Admission

FREE - bookings essential