Visit to Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia, USA
I was fortunate to have a behind-the-scenes tour of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection on 08 October 2019, under the guidance of curator and UVA art historian Dr Henry Skerritt. My visit here is in connection with my Endeavour Executive Leadership Fellowship. Among other things, the collection consists of over 700 bark painting made by… Read more
Landscape studies talk at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC – Nov 7, 2019
Looking forward to presenting on my research activities with Indigenous Australian and iTaukei communities, scheduled for Nov 7 at Dumbarton Oaks. https://www.doaks.org/research/garden-landscape/mellon-initiative-in-urban-landscape-studies/midday-dialogues-with-urban-landscape-fellows
Arctic seminar at the University of Virginia
Looking forward to participating in this upcoming seminar at the University of Virginia from 23-25 Sept, 2019 “Bridging Science, Art, and Community in the New Arctic”. Hosted by UVA’s Environmental Resilience Institute https://eri.virginia.edu/event/bridging-science-art-and-community-in-the-new-arctic/.
Launch of major government report relating to Indigenous knowledge in design
A large group of Indigenous knowledge holders, designers, practitioners, and government representatives gathered in Melbourne on Monday, November 20th, 2017 to celebrate the launch of a major government report on the teaching of Indigenous knowledge in design. The report was generated by Prof David Jones (Deakin University), Prof David Low-Chow (Griffith University), Associate Professor Grant… Read more
Public talk at Monash University’s Indigenous Studies Centre
Dr Scott Heyes and Dr Kristofer Helgen (Professor in the School of Biological Sciences and Environment Institute at the University of Adelaide) will give an invited talk this week (13 September, 2017) at Monash University’s Indigenous Studies Centre in Melbourne. http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/events/events/an-arctic-landscape-revisited/ An Arctic Landscape Revisited: Re-discovering a 130-year old Smithsonian Collection and making it relevant… Read more
Design proposals for Giiyong Festival, Jigamy, NSW
Dr Scott Heyes and his senior landscape architecture students from the University of Canberra travelled to Jigamy, NSW from 6-8 Sept, 2017, to contribute ideas towards the design of the 2018 Giiyong Festival. The design studio exercise requires students to work alongside the South East Arts NSW, Twofold Aboriginal Corporation, and the Eden Local Aboriginal Land… Read more
Visit at Fiji High Commission in Canberra
UC students and UWA students (via skype) were welcomed to the Fiji High Commission in Canberra yesterday, as part of their introduction to the Fiji teaching project. We thank His Excellency Mr Yogesh Punja, Fiji High Commission in Canberra, for hosting our group. Pictured below (L-R): Prof Steve Basson, Deputy Dean, UC Faculty of Arts… Read more
Collaborative Teaching Initiative in Fiji
With colleagues from the University of Canberra and the University of Western Australia, and through funding support from the New Colombo Plan we have embarked on a teaching project that involves Indigenous Australian students being given an opportunity to learn about Indigenous Fijian society. The first teaching program (July 2017) will occur on Viti Levu, Fiji’s largest… Read more
PhD Scholar Noe Lumby and Dr Heyes prepare for AAG Boston conference
Indigenous heritage PhD Scholar, Noe Lumby, and Associate Professor Scott Heyes from the University of Canberra will be presenting research on the Bundian Way project in Boston, 2017, at the Association of American Geographers annual conference. Their talk will form part of a special session on Indigenous research.
Exhibition of campground designs, Jigamy farm
The Faculty of Arts and Design in the University of Canberra initiated a landscape architecture graduation studio project, led by Dr Scott Heyes, Gay Williamson and Rhonda Nichols, enabling students to develop potential campground designs for Jigamy Farm as part of the Bundian Way’s development as a tourism enterprise.