Fathers come in all shapes and sizes, “hero,” “authority,” “bag of jokes,” “loving.” “distant” but no matter the words used to describe them they have an undeniable effect on our lives.
Hetti Perkins is an authority on indigenous art, an author and a curator of the Art Gallery of NSW. She is the daughter of Australia’s best known Aboriginal leader, the late Charles Perkins and she recalls one of the things he told me was that” If you get a chance to do something for your people, do it. It’s not about you. Just do a bloody good job.”
Anita Heiss is an activist, academic, social commentator and best selling author of Aboriginal literature. She is the daughter of an Aboriginal mother and an Austrian father. “I remember my father rocking up in a new suit the night I got my doctorate and seeing how proud he was. That’s why he worked all those seven day weeks and spent his life covered in sawdust.” Hetti and Anita will talk about their fathers and how they influenced their lives. Moderated by Brisbane 4BC presenter Alexandria Bernard, this will also be a wide- ranging and vital discussion by two prominent women, skilled in advocacy for their people, on key issues affecting Aboriginal Australians today.
Hetti Perkins & Anita Heiss
Wednesday June 22
$20 general admission
The J Foyer
Duration 1.5 hours
Associated events: Hetti Perkins, ‘Art & Soul’ The J Theatre, 21st June at 10.00am.
Anita Heiss ’Paris Dreaming‘ Tuesday 21st June at 5.00pm The J Foyer.
The 'J', Noosa Junction
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