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Julie Gough on Indigenous collaborations

To mark 2007's Women's History Month, artist and historian Dr Julie Gough speaks on the topic 'Strait crossings: 19th-century indigenous relocation between Victoria and Van Diemen's Land and beyond'. This was the subject of her 2006 State Library of Victoria creative fellowship research project. She tackles the subject from her unique perspective as a visual artist, historical researcher and Tasmanian Aborigine.

Julie is a visual artist working predominantly in sculpture and installation art. Her art and research practice involves uncovering and re-presenting historical stories to question and re-evaluate the impact of the past on our present lives. Much of the work refers to her own and her family's experiences as Tasmanian Aborigines.