Close the Gap Day : Dancing In Shadows

Past Event

Join us in the City of Vincent Library as we acknowledge National Close the Gap Day (21 March 2019) with Curtin University guest speakers Anna Haebich and Darryl Kickett, who will discuss Dancing in Shadows : Histories of Nyungar Performance. UWA Publishing will be in the library selling copies of Dancing in Shadows.

Anna Haebich is a multi-award winning Australian author and historian who has written about many Aboriginal topics and experiences from the past and present. She is a John Curtin Distinguished Professor currently working in the School of Media Culture and Creative Arts in the Faculty of Humanities at Curtin University.

Darryl Kickett is a Noongar Elder from the Narrogin area of Western Australia who has worked tirelessly for his people for more than 40 years dedicating his life to community development, land rights, education, health and policy. Recently, Darryl has been responsible for bringing the Red Dust Healing Program to communities in WA, a program supporting a healthy path in life. He was a NAIDOC Person of the Year in 2013.

Anna and Darryl are both currently part of the ARC Ancestors Words Project at Curtin University.

Read more about Dancing in Shadows on the UWA Publishing Website.

Click here to learn about National Close the Gap Day.

Bookings essential.

Venue: City of Vincent Library 

Cost: Free

How to Book: 
Phone: 9273 6090
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Event Details

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Venue: 99 Loftus Street, Leederville, Western Australia, 6007

Event Date(s)

  • Wednesday 13th March 2019