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mapali local international Aboriginal and Muslim Contemporaneity

Event Name mapali local international Aboriginal and Muslim Contemporaneity
Start Date 18th Apr 2018 5:30pm
End Date 18th Apr 2018 7:00pm
Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes


Harvard Lecture Room 1
Centenary Building
University of Tasmania
Sandy Bay

Celebrating 500 years of creative engagement between Aboriginal and Muslim people in Australia.

You are invited to a discussion forum to celebrate the launch of this project which is inspired by the story of international engagement since the 1500s between the Makassan and Muslim people from Indonesia and the Yolgnu people in North East Arnhem Land, Australia.

The malapi local internation project is reinterpreting an important part of our nation's history.  This project will result in a significant permanent and temporary public art installations at GASP (Glenorchy Art Sculpture Park) in Glenorchy.

The forum will include:

Lead artists

  • puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett), Tasmania
  • Wukun Wanambi, Northern Territory
  • Abdul Abdullah, New South Wales
  • Julie Gough, Tasmania
  • Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Western Australia
  • Sinsa Mansell, Tasmania
  • Ishmael Marika, Northern Territory


  • Jonathan Kimberley, GASP Director
  • Kade McDonald, Victoria and Northern Territory.

Reminder: Open Call for outstanding and emerging artist for this project closes 15 April 2018.