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‘Memory is a Creative Act’: A gallery of Broadside 2019 graphic recordings

Read Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019

This past weekend, the Wheeler Centre presented the inaugural Broadside festival of feminist ideas – with a blockbuster line-up of speakers and discussions. Complicated questions were posed. Difficult issues were surfaced. Creativity was celebrated – and deep, independent thinking, too.

Over two long days, a huge range of subjects were talked about. Graphic recorder Sarah Firth offers her summary of the discussions of Broadside 2019 – rendered in full colour and real-time.

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Illustrated portraits of Helen Garner and Sarah Krasnostein, with cartoons and quotes reflecting their onstage conversation
Scribe of <a href=”https://broadside.wheelercentre.com/helen-garner”>Helen Garner</a> at Broadside

Illustrated portraits of Curtis Sittenfeld, Nayuka Gorrie, Michelle Law, Raquel Willis and Ariel Levy, with cartoons and quotes reflecting their onstage conversation
Scribe of <a href=”https://broadside.wheelercentre.com/who-gave-you-permission-speaking-up-and-speaking-out”>Who Gave You Permission?: Speaking Up and Speaking Out</a> at Broadside

Illustrated portraits of Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Fatima Bhutto, Intan Paramaditha, Jan Fran and Ruby Hamad, with cartoons and quotes reflecting their onstage conversation
Scribe of <a href=”https://broadside.wheelercentre.com/a-world-of-difference-decolonising-feminism”>A World of Difference: Decolonising Feminism</a> at Broadside

Illustrated portraits of Zadie Smith and Jia Tolentino, with cartoons and quotes reflecting their onstage conversation
Scribe of <a href=”https://broadside.wheelercentre.com/zadie-smith”>Zadie Smith</a> at Broadside

Illustrated portraits of Nayuka Gorrie, Bhenji Ra, Ariel Levy, Nicole Lee, Maria Tumarkin, Courtney Barnett, Clare Wright, Patricia Cornelius, Raquel Willis, Fran Kelly, Aretha Brown, Curtis Sittenfeld and Mehreen Faruqi, with cartoons and quotes reflecting their onstage conversation
Scribe of <a href=”https://broadside.wheelercentre.com/things-my-mother-never-told-me”>Things My Mother Never Told Me</a> at Broadside

Illustrated portraits of Aminatou Sow, Jia Tolentino and Jan Fran, with cartoons and quotes reflecting their onstage conversation
Scribe of <a href=”https://broadside.wheelercentre.com/up-late”>Up Late</a> at Broadside

Illustrated portraits of Sisonke Msimang, Fatima Bhutto and Mona Eltahawy, with cartoons and quotes reflecting their onstage conversation
Scribe of <a href=”https://broadside.wheelercentre.com/necessary-truths-fatima-bhutto-and-mona-eltahawy”>Necessary Truths: Fatima Bhutto and Mona Eltahawy</a> at Broadside

Illustrated portraits of Aminatou Sow and Tressie McMillan Cottom, with cartoons and quotes reflecting their onstage conversation
Scribe of <a href=”https://broadside.wheelercentre.com/tressie-mcmillan-cottom”>Tressie McMillan Cottom</a> at Broadside

Illustrated portraits of Jax Jacki Brown, Gala Vanting, Caroline Martin, Nicole Kalms and Jan Fran, with cartoons and quotes reflecting their onstage conversation
Scribe of <a href=”https://broadside.wheelercentre.com/taking-up-space-building-the-city-that-we-deserve”>Taking Up Space: Building the City That We Deserve</a> at Broadside

Illustrated portraits of Santilla Chingaipe, Fatima Bhutto, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Aminatou Sow and Jia Tolentino, with cartoons and quotes reflecting their onstage conversation
Scribe of <a href=”https://broadside.wheelercentre.com/rage-against-the-machine-feminism-and-capitalism”>Rage Against the Machine: Feminism and Capitalism</a> at Broadside

Sarah Firth is an award-winning comic artist and illustratoranimatorspeakerauthor and internationally renowned graphic recorder. She’s currently working on her debut graphic novel.


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