'Listening to Country' Yarning and Listening Event

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Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, South Bank Campus

140 Grey Street

Level 1 (ground floor), Lecture Room 1.21

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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'Listening to Country: Exploring the Value of Acoustic Ecology with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women in Prison.'

Listening to Country was 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. We were supported by Aunty Melita Orcher and Aunty Estelle Sandow from the Brisbane Elders.

We invite you to come and share the outcomes from the project, and listen to the work we created. Also joining us will be visiting scholar Dr Brenda Morrison, Social Psychologist and Director of the Centre for Restorative Justice at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Brenda will share some of her work using arts-based approaches with First Nations women involved in the justice system.

We hope that the evening will invite dialogue and sharing around the potential of using arts-based methods and Indigenous knowledges in transforming the justice system.

For more information, please contact Sarah Woodland: s.woodland@griffith.edu.au

Listening to Country was funded by the Lowitja Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research, and supported by Queensland Corrective Services.

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Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, South Bank Campus

140 Grey Street

Level 1 (ground floor), Lecture Room 1.21

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

Australia

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