To celebrate National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June 2020) the Library is pleased to partner with Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) to present a special screening of a video artwork by Wakka Wakka and Yaegel woman Hannah Brontë, at the Sir Louis Matheson Library, Clayton Campus.

The theme of National Reconciliation Week 2020 is In this together. Ms Brontë’s 2017 video, ‘Umma’s Tongue—Molten at 6000’°,  features First Nations women rapping over images of pristine nature interspersed with the devastating effects of climate change.  Brontë urges us all to take action to protect the Earth whilst we can. As she says, ‘If Mother Earth were a rapper then this is her new music video’. When it comes to taking responsibility for the care and safeguarding of our planet, we truly are in this together.

The video screening will take place daily from 27 May – 16 July during library hours, Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm, and can be seen by Monash students and staff only (because entry restrictions apply).

To further celebrate Reconciliation Week, MUMA and the Library will be sharing images through social media of some of the more than forty works by Indigenous artists from the Monash University Collection presented across the Sir Louis Matheson Library spaces.  We are also sharing a Reconciliation-Week-booklist which may be of interest to students, staff and the general reader.