CDU helps create festival atmosphere


Professor Martin Jarvis
CDU Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts Professor Martin Jarvis will be speaking at the “This Territory Life” event as part of Darwin Festival

Darwin Festival is in full swing and Charles Darwin University has joined the party as a Distinguished Partner, supporting a variety of events on the program.

As part of the festival program, CDU is supporting a series of short, thought-provoking presentations, entitled “This Territory Life”, which will discuss the Northern Territory’s capital city’s environment, politics, past, heritage and innovations.

CDU Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts Professor Martin Jarvis and CDU accounting lecturer Hassan Ibrahim Rkein will be among the local identities speaking at the event.

The team behind Darwin Festival will join performers and visual artists to discuss issues faced by the arts industry through another CDU-supported series, entitled “In Conversation”.

Over the coming weeks the Casuarina campus’ galleries will host three exhibitions contributing to the festival’s visual arts line-up.

Drawn from Wesfarmers Arts’ corporate collection, Luminous World features paintings, photographs and sculptures by leading Australian and New Zealand artists, many of whom have never before exhibited in the Northern Territory.

Northern Editions, together with Warlayirti Artists and Bindi, (Mwerre Anthurre) Artists present etchings, drypoints and Japanese-style woodblock works that are the result of workshops conducted by the printmaking team with artists from the renowned art centres last year.

A group of CDU cookery students will lend a hand at the Gourmet Gala on the Green dinner on 14 August by assisting with food preparation and presentation, while the university’s second-year Professional Writing students will have the scoop on their behind-the-scenes blog about the Darwin Festival.

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