The Changing Face of Melbourne’s History: Transforming our Statues and Memorials
Melbourne's statues overwhelmingly depict powerful white men and represent a narrow selection of our history. This Making Public Histories webinar will explore challenges and opportunities for recreating Melbourne statues and memorials and re-visualising our past.
Recent campaigns to increase the representation of women and Indigenous Australians in Melbourne statues and memorials have begun to change the public face of Melbourne’s past and present. Panelists will include visual artist Catherine Bell (Australian Catholic University) whose ‘Maker Unknown’ project reimagines the City of Melbourne’s Memorial Drinking Fountains as feminist monuments; Daniel Browning, ABC Editor Indigenous Radio and Presenter of The Art Show; and historian Clare Wright (Latrobe University) co-convenor of lobby group A Monument of One’s Own.