In societies and cultures the world over, the concept of ‘the sacred’ and ‘sacredness’ is as fluid a notion as is that of contemporary cultural identity. This half day program will include discussions investigating key themes in the exhibition, in particular the notion of what may be considered sacred within a community, and what we may personally hold sacred.

Speakers include exhibiting artists; Adorned, Elena Papanikolakis, Marikit Santiago and Shireen Taweel; artist Liam Benson, curator and writer Nur Shkembi; and artist and curator Talia Smith. 

FREE event but bookings essential. Includes afternoon tea.

2.00pm: Welcome
2.05pm: Panel discussion with Elena Papanikolakis and Marikit Santiago. Facilitated by Talia Smith
3.00pm: Nur Shkembi in conversation with Shireen Taweel
3.40pm: Afternoon tea
4.05pm: Panel discussion with members of Adorned collective. Facilitated by Liam Benson
5:00pm: Event ends


Image: Adorned, Wisdom, Memory and Song, 2017, Still from video , 21 mins 16 secs, camera and sound recording by Craig Bender and Vera Hong, musical score by George Tillianakis

Sunday 26 August 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Mosman Art Gallery