Professor Michael-Shawn Fletcher is a descendant of the Wiradjuri and a geographer interested in the long-term human-environment interactions. Michael’s research group focuses on understanding how landscapes evolve through time using microfossils stored in sediments. Michael’s recent research has a particular emphasis on how Indigenous burning has shaped the Australian landscape and how Indigenous knowledge needs to be meaningfully incorporated into landscape management to tackle many of the environmental challenges we face today. He is Director of Research Capability at the Indigenous Knowledge Institute and the Associate Dean (Indigenous) in the Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne.
The Bunurong Fieldwork Residency Program at McClelland.
McClelland is calling for expressions of interest from First Nations artists to join a residency program aimed at developing skills and capacity in public art and delivering major creative outcomes.
The Bunurong Fieldwork Residency at McClelland will enable four First Nations artists or artist teams to reside in McClelland’s studio cottage over a period of six to twelve weeks each, developing detailed concept proposals for a permanent site-specific public artwork. While in residence, each artist or team of artists will be supported by McClelland to engage with Bunurong history, culture and community.
McClelland will provide accommodation, artist and travel fees, and a stipend for four artists or artist teams. In consultation with the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (BLCAC) and McClelland, workshops will provide the selected artists with opportunities for skills development in public art and collaborative, cross-cultural practices.
For more information please download the Bunurong Fieldwork Residency Program at McClelland EOI here