Genocide, Denial and How We Still Live Here

Where: East Gippsland Art Gallery, 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, Lakes and Wilderness

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Genocide, Denial and How We Still Live Here: Cognitive Mapping Workshops with Dr Shannon Woodcock.

Settlers are invited to participate in this short series of six workshops exploring the history of white invasion and genocide in Gunai Kurnai country. Cognitive mapping will be the tool we use to express and explore the knowledge we each already hold about local history and how we carry this in the present.

The workshop will be conducted by Shannon, who has twenty years experience in the field of genocide studies and workshopping histories of genocide with both survivors and perpetrators. The questions addressed in this workshop include: What do we know of how settlers committed and commit genocide in Gunai Kurnai (and Monero, Bidawel and Boon Wurrung) countries? How are we haunted by these histories? Where do the ghosts of our forefathers and foremothers appear and how do we respond to them? What does it mean to 'settle' on country where the Gunai Kurnai people have never ceded sovereignty?

Bookings essential. Places limited.

For bookings email: shannonwoodcock1@gmail.com