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Change and Collaboration with Françoise Vergès, Grace Dlabik and Kameron Locke


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Join Françoise Vergès, a writer at the forefront of decolonial feminism, in conversation with grassroots activators Grace Dlabik and Kameron Locke for a conversation about listening and translating spaces of joy, hope and connection.


Hear from the frontline of decolonial feminism, antiracist action, and community activation in a conversation about how collaboration, art and music can transmit forgotten stories and shape new ways of seeing in attending to the afterlives of slavery and colonialism.

Françoise Vergès is a Paris-based political theorist, antiracist feminist, and an author of numerous influential books including A Decolonial Feminism (2019). In this special event, she is joined by Grace Dlabik, founder of local initiative BE.Collective that empowers young people of colour and multidisciplinary artist Kameron Locke, a musicologist and founding member of the arts-activism collective Black Art Action Berlin (BAAB). The conversation will be moderated by Wiradjuri artist and curator Brook Garru Andrew.

This is a conversation about change and collaboration rethinking how we frame the precarity of Black and Indigenous lives and build spaces of joy, hope and connection.

Please note, Tina Campt is no longer appearing at this event.



Presented by BLAK C.O.R.E (Care of Radical Energy), an initiative of the Department of Museums and Collections at the University of Melbourne in partnership with the Wheeler Centre and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.


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Grace Dlabik

Grace Dlabik is a proud Melanesian Papua New Guinean/Austrian woman based in Naarm (Melbourne). She is a creative director, consultant and curator, a mama and carer, an aunty, sister and mentor, an expander of ideas, and a connector with a deep focus and passion to co-create ecosystems in the creati... Read more

Kameron Locke

Kameron Locke (he/him) is a multidisciplinary artist, musicologist, and grassroots activator who uses performance, storytelling, and community work to express the varied facets of identity. Locke performs, analyses, and writes about music from Rising Majority communities – Black, Brown, and ethnic... Read more

Françoise Vergès

Françoise Vergès is a Franco-Reunionnese political theorist, writer, independent curator and antiracist feminist, currently based in Paris. She is the author of numerous books, including A Decolonial Feminism (2019), Aimé Césaire, Resolutely Black: Conversations with Françoise Vergès (2020), T... Read more

Brook Garru Andrew

Brook Garru Andrew is a Wiradjuri Celtic (Indigenous Australian) artist, curator and writer. His artworks, museum interventions, research, leadership roles and curatorial projects challenge the limitations imposed by power structures and historical amnesia to centre and support Indigenous ways of kn... Read more


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