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at The Wheeler Centre

How do we listen when we can’t hear?

The second weekend of Breakfast Club begins with a special Blak Wave event hosted by Rachael Maza. When it comes to cross-cultural relations, Australia musters a B minus. Often less. Cultural misunderstandings continue, yet an exciting new wave of Indigenous stories, ideas and perspectives is readily available on our screens and in our cities’ cultural programming. So as we strive for progress, the skill of listening – quietly, openly and generously – is more critical than ever. How do you listen?

Featuring guests Emily McDaniel (Assistant Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales) and Lorna Munro (Tiddas Take Back).

Start your weekends with big ideas, breakfast by Yoghurt Culture and coffee from Small Batch by donation.

Next Wave Breakfast Club

Kickstart your brain with a dose of stimulation courtesy of Next Wave. Breakfast Club is your morning shot of artistic and intellectual insight. We’re not interested in expert-led formats or a room full of people thinking the same things; we want big opinions, good discussion and personal stories.

Who?

Portrait of Lorna Munro

Lorna Munro

Lorna Munro, is a dynamic Wiradjuri/Gamilaroi artist/ educator working with visual arts, poetry, performance, radio, film, television, theatre and set design.

Portrait of Paola Balla

Paola Balla

Paola Balla is a Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara woman of Italian and Chinese heritage. She is an artist, curator, speaker, educator and cultural producer – having developed Footscray Community Arts Centre’s first Indigenous Arts and Cultural program, and as a Senior Curator in First Peoples exhibition, Melbourne Museum.

Portrait of Rachael Maza

Rachael Maza

Rachael Maza is one of Australia’s most recognisable faces of the Australian film, television and theatre industry with performance credits including the Australian Film Institute (AFI) award-winning Radiance and the stage production of The Sapphires.

Portrait of Jack Charles

Jack Charles

Jack Charles is an actor, musician, potter, Koori elder and national treasure.

After Bastardy, a biographical documentary about Jack, was released in 2008, he rediscovered family members, and is now a respected elder of the Boon Wurrung clan and one of Australia's foremost Indigenous stage and film actors.

As a member of the Archie Roach Foundation’s Council of Elders, Jack has taken his place as a Kadaitcha man — a traditional lawman — and works to help Indigenous prisoners see a better life beyond jail. 

Portrait of Emily McDaniel

Emily McDaniel

Emily McDaniel is a curator and artist from the Kalari Clan of the Wiradjuri nation in Central New South Wales. She is currently the Assistant Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Breakfast Club

Kickstart your brain with a dose of stimulation courtesy of Next Wave. Breakfast Club is your morning shot of artistic and intellectual insight. We’re not interested in expert-led formats or a room full of people thinking the same things; we want big opinions, good discussion and personal stories.

Light breakfast by Yoghurt Culture and coffee from Small Batch by donation.

More online

Follow #NWbclub to discuss Breakfast Club topics on Twitter (two ‘Live Scribes’ will be tweeting each event); subscribe to the brand new Breakfast Club podcast (via Soundcloud or iTunes) and catch up with blog posts at the Next Wave website.

Where?

More about this venue, including large map, parking, public transport and accessibility.

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