Two Fires Festival 2015

Carrying the flame of Judith Wright's passions …

Two Fires Festival 2015 - Carrying the flame of Judith Wright's passions …

full program

Full festival program

(Note changes to Friday program made on 3 April:  the Featherstone and Landscape sessions were moved slightly earlier to accommodate the book launch at 4.45.)

Biographies of participants here.

For a printable pdf file of the program (164 kbyte) click here (latest version, 9 April).

 

FRIDAY 12th APRIL

11.00am – 12.30pm
Ceremonial Welcome and Firelighting, with Yuin Elder Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison, family and friends.  Dr. Roderic Pitty will give a short Opening Address.  Music by Johnny Huckle. Ryrie Park.

1.15pm – 2.15pm
Jack Featherstone Retrospective – art exhibition opening. Braidwood Community Arts Centre.

2.30pm – 4.30pm
Once and Future Landscape Care – forum with Bill Gammage, Bruce Pascoe and Ben Gleeson.  What does the intricate pre-1788 management of the landscape have to say about Indigenous Australians, and about learning (again) to live well within a healthy landscape? National Theatre.

4.30 – 5.30pm
Student Activist Posters – exhibition opening. Left Hand Gallery;
exhibition continues throughout weekend, 10-5pm

4.45 – 5.30
Book launch – Jack McKinney’s Crucible, launched by Barbara Blackman, with readings by Auguste Blackman.  Library.

5.30pm – 6.30pm
Deadly Art Show – indigenous art opening, music by Johnny Huckle. Altenburg & Co.

6.30pm – 7.30pm
Activist Posters – exhibition opening.  Archival material together with posters by professional artists.  The recent book Megolomania will also be launched by Alison Alder, Director of Megalo Studio, Canberra.  It is a collection of archival posters printed at Megalo.  National Theatre.

8.00pm – 10.00pm
Opening Concert In Praise Of the Feminine – chamber works directed by Chris Latham.  Featuring Chris Latham and Friends. National Theatre.

Late night film screening (to be confirmed). Anglican Hall.

 

SATURDAY 13th APRIL

All Day

STARTS Activist Film Festival, Anglican Hall
Jack Featherstone Retrospective
, Braidwood Community Arts Centre
Deadly Art Show
,  Altenburg & Co.
Activist Posters
, National Theatre; Student Activist Posters, Left Hand Gallery
Sorry Day photographs
, Library
Words in Windows on Wallace

Sunrise (approx. 6.20am)
Greeting Grandfather Sun with Uncle Max and family. Ryrie Park.

8.00am – 10.00am
Walking and Talking the Land with Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison – Uncle Max reveals bush tucker and other bush features along Half Moon Road, Mongarlowe, also noting Judith Wright’s home, “Edge”. Transport provided, limited numbers, details later.

10.00am
At Edge film screening – Judith Wright talking and walking on her property near Mongarlowe – at the conclusion of Uncle Max’s walk, and part of the STARTS film festival. Anglican Hall.

10.30am – 12.30pm
Activism in the Digital Age – panel discussion featuring exciting speakers with first-hand experience, and songs by Ecopella.  Speakers: Michelle Shackleton (AVAAZ), Erin McCallam (GetUp), Amelia Telford (young indigenous activist), Susan Moylan-Coombs  (NITV). National Theatre.

11.00am – noon
Our Heirloom Seed Inheritance – presentation by Clive Blazey. St. Bede’s Hall.

11.00am – 1.00pm
Carving Text in Stone – demonstration by Ian Marr. Braidwood Community Arts Centre.

11.00am – 2.00pm
‘Zine Fair.  Zines are independent publications made by individuals or small groups, about any subject at all.  Make, watch or view.  Ryrie Park.

12.00pm – 3.00pm
Humpy Building with Uncle Max II. Ryrie Park.

12.00pm – 3.00pm
Basket Weaving with Donald Atkinson. Limit 15 people, book at Festival Office. Shirl’s Cafe.

12.30 – 2.00pm
The Literature of Change – Contemporary Australian writers and commentators discuss their work and the diverse ways that literature reflects and promotes change in Australian society.  Panel Discussion with Gabrielle Carey, Tony Moore, Julian Davies. St. Bede’s Hall.

1.00pm – 2.30pm
The Candidates: Open Forum – Mike Kelly (ALP), Peter Hendy (Liberal Party) and Catherine Moore (Greens) answer our questions in a community forum that’s all about the Federal electorate of Eden-Monaro. Free, all welcome. National Theatre.

1.00pm – 4.00pm
Folk Music Open Mic. Session – lunch and performers’ blackboard. TorPeas Restaurant.

2.00pm – 3.30pm
What Ignites a Poet? – intimate conversations among poets: Jeremy Nelson, Wendy McMahon-Bell, Adrienne Johns. Limit 25 people. Serrated Tussock.

2.30pm – 4.30pm
Indigenous Poets FIRED UP – Performing and speaking. Amala Groom, Lorna Munroe, Jenni Kemarre-Martiniello, Lyndy Delian, Marcelle Churchill, Samantha Faulkner, Jenny Dries, Michelle Bedford, Joyce Graham. Merrie Hamilton MC.  St. Bede’s Hall.

3.00pm – 4.30pm
Fuel for the Fire – Kirsty Altenburg, Ella Ryan and John Reid speaking on activism. National Theatre and Ryrie Park.

4.30pm
Solar Walk – a walkout from the previous session, and demonstration against interfering with the Earth. Led by John Reid. Ryrie Park, swimming pool end.

4.45pm – 6.00pm
Dance Gathering – Indigenous dance groups showing off culture and spectacle. Ryrie Park.

7.30pm – 10.30pm
Saturday Night Concert – Duo of Duos
Satirical Cabaret with Shortis and Simpson, followed by
Pop/Folk/Love with duo Microwave Jenny. National Theatre.

 

SUNDAY 14th APRIL

All Day

STARTS Activist Film Festival, Anglican Hall
Jack Featherstone Retrospective
, Braidwood Community Arts Centre
Deadly Art Show
,  Altenburg & Co.
Activist Posters
, National Theatre; Student Activist Posters, Left Hand Gallery
Sorry Day photographs
, Library
Words in Windows on Wallace

8.00am – 10.00am
The Poets’ Breakfast with Geoff Page, Wendy McMahon-Bell, Adrienne Johns, John Foulcher, Vera Sapov. Limit 46 people inside (limited menu breakfast $15). No booking. Albion Cafe.

10.00am – 11.00am
Community Singing Workshop with Merrilyn Simmons. National Theatre.

10.30am – 12.30pm
Indigenous Identity – forum airing the views of a diverse range of Indigenous thinkers. Susan Green, Bruce Pascoe, Amala Groom, Dwayne Bannon-Harrison. Facilitated by Susan Moylan-Coombs. St. Bede’s Hall.

11.00am – 12.30pm
Creative Re-use – a workshop for children to upcycle old items creatively.

11.00am – 12.00pm
Wynlen House Tour – tour of a sustainable small urban farm, with Bronwyn Richards. See map for location.

11.30am – 2.00pm
Music, Music and An Act of Activism – a mix of musicians, performing their own pieces, featuring Ecopella, Merrilyn Simmons, Warren Foster, Johnny Huckle, Paul Spencer, Seaside Ukulele Orchestra.  Includes performances of alternative words for a national anthem. National Theatre.

12.00pm – 1.30pm
Eat at Wynlen House – Lunch with Helen Lynch and Bronwyn Richards, eating three courses of sustainable goodness, and more courses of sustainable conversation. Limit 12 people, online booking, see Environment Stream for details.

1.00pm – 2.30pm
Women’s Teaching Circle – Tjanara Goreng Goreng.  Ryrie Park.
Men’s Yarning Circle – Uncle Max II, Uncle Warren, Dwayne Bannon-Harrison. Ryrie Park.

3.00pm – 4.00pm
Festival Closing Ceremony – Uncle Max with family and friends, community singing with Merrilyn Simmons. Ryrie Park.