Panel Discussion

In Conversation: The cultural significance of Nicolas Baudin's voyage

Sat 16 Dec 2023

Above: Jonathan Jones, 'untitled (transcriptions of country)', 2023, co-published by Formist and Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Formist
Sat 16 Dec 2023, 11:00am
43–51 Cowper Wharf Roadway
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Sydney Australia

This is a free event.

Join us at Artspace for a morning of conversation with artist Jonathan Jones, Emeritus Professor Margaret Sankey and cultural consultant Emmanuel Delbouis for the launch of the exhibition Jonathan Jones: untitled (transcriptions of country)

Jonathan Jones is a Sydney-based artist and researcher of the Wiradyuri and Kamilaroi Nations of southeast Australia. He works closely with community to create a range of projects that talk to both the historical and contemporary. His projects are grounded in research and work with local Aboriginal Elders and community members to tell local stories from the southeast region.

Margaret Sankey is Professor Emerita of French Studies at the University of Sydney and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. She has published extensively on different aspects of the Baudin scientific expedition to the Southern Hemisphere which took place between 1800 and 1804. In her research she explores both the written and iconographical records of this Enlightenment expedition. She also coordinates the ARC-funded Baudin Legacy Project (2005-2009).

For the past 20 years, Emmanuel Delbouis has accompanied the activities of French and foreign cultural institutions by working as a collaborator of France’s Ministry of Culture and through programming cultural events. Recently, Delbouis has addressed the historical figure of Napoleon through intercultural dialogue in exhibitions in France, the US, and Australia.

Associated exhibition