Representation, Remembrance and the Memorial (RRM) is a visual arts research project that concerns the Australian frontier wars and the possibility of representing the magnitude of Indigenous loss and survival in a national memorial. This is an Australia Research Council grant.

The RR.MEMORIAL Forum

Melbourne, Australia, 25-30 June, 2018

Launch of Standing by Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner, by Brook Andrew and Trent Walter, commissioned by City of Melbourne, 2016. Photograph by Dianna Snape.

Launch of Standing by Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner, by Brook Andrew and Trent Walter, commissioned by City of Melbourne, 2016. Photograph by Dianna Snape.

 

The RR.MEMORIAL Forum is a five-day program designed to seek new methods in art, architecture and design, for remembering and addressing the traumatic histories of frontier violence and Indigenous loss in Australia. Based in Melbourne, the forum will connect local grassroots and art actions occurring at memory sites across Australia with major international projects that have memorialised genocide and other histories of loss. The Indigenous-led forum will bring together a core group of artists, architects, scholars and community leaders from Australia and internationally for a mixed program of site visits, closed workshops, round table discussions, film screenings and public conversations, made possible through the support and collaboration of key institutions and organisations.

The forum is an opportunity to expand on the RRM research project and  create a platform for a transnational, dynamic and provocative conversation, that inserts the Australian experience in the global discussion about the need for remembrance of historical atrocities, and brings new perspectives to the possibilities for art, architecture, and design as memorial. 

The forum will conclude on 30 June with an afternoon of public conversations and film screenings at the National Gallery of Victoria, to coincide with the major exhibition Colony: Australia 1770-1861, Frontier Wars.

The forum is presented by MADA, the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University.

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