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Michael Mossman: Aura | Country | Terror | Refrain

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Event description

Academic and architect Michael Mossman (Kuku Yalanji) shares new ideas on the concepts of aura, Country, terror, and refrain, inspired by his involvement in Daniel Boyd: Rainbow Serpent (Version) at Gropius Bau, Berlin earlier this year.

This live activation is presented as a part of Daniel Boyd: Rainbow Serpent (Version)


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The IMA strongly encourages mask-wearing onsite in the galleries and for events to keep our community safe. If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home.



We are committed to making the IMA accessible to people of all abilities, their families, and carers, as well as visitors of different ages and different backgrounds.

The gallery entrance is on the ground floor of the Judith Wright Arts Centre, on Berwick Street. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor, and we welcome guide and support dogs.

If you plan to attend this event and have specific support needs we can accommodate, please contact, call (07) 3252 5750, or ask our friendly staff on-site. Read our access information for visitors here. 


Guest Biography

Dr Michael Mossman is a Kuku Yalanji man from Gimuy/Cairns in Far North Queensland who currently lives and works on the Country of the Gadigal People in Sydney. Michael is a lecturer, researcher, and Associate Dean, Indigenous Strategy and Services, at the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning. He was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture with his thesis titled Third Space, Architecture and Indigeneity. He is a registered architect (non-practicing) and First Nations Design Strategy Consultant with over 20 years of professional practice experience who advocates Country and First Nations issues in the architectural profession at educational, practice, and policy levels.

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