What: Listening to Country: Exploring the Value of Acoustic Ecology with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women in Prison.
When: 6pm, 12 June 2019
Where: Griffith University Art Museum
Listening to Country is a pilot project exploring the value of acoustic ecology, yarning and participatory audio production with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in prison. Drs Sarah Woodland, Leah Barclay, Bianca Beetson and Vicki Saunders worked with women at Brisbane Women's Correctional Centre to produce an immersive audio work for the purpose of reducing stress, and connecting to culture, natural environments and country. They were supported by Aunty Melita Orcher and Aunty Estelle Sandow from the Brisbane Elders.
Audiences are invited to come and share the outcomes from the project, and listen to the work created, in an evening designed to invite dialogue and sharing around the potential of using arts-based methods and Indigenous knowledges in transforming the justice system.
Listening to Country was funded by the The Lowitja Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research, and supported by Queensland Corrective Services.