Celebrate 100 years of Australian visionary, Judith Wright in Reminiscence: A Judith Wright Festival on at the centre next month.
Kicking off on Saturday 5 December, the festival will pay tribute to Judith Wright and her extraordinary life as a poet, environmentalist and activist.
It will feature a rich program of events including theatre performances, panel discussions and debates and film screenings. It will also see the launch of a month long art exhibition called Reminiscence.
From 1pm at the centre enjoy an incredible performance, Hearts Ablaze starring renowned Queensland actress Jennifer Flowers.
Hearts Ablaze is a rehearsed reading based on the letter sent between Wright and her partner Jack McKinney while she lived on Tamborine Mountain.
At 2pm get involved in the panel discussion chaired by Dr Janet McDonald – exploring the importance and significance of Judith Wright’s work as a champion of arts and culture. The discussion will also explore the ways in which Judith’s work reflects current debates about the environment and Indigenous rights in Australia.
Panellists include artist Judy Watson, art historian Dr Sally Butler, Great Barrier Reef campaigner Gemma Plesman and writer, critic and academic Dr Bronwyn Lea.
From 3:30pm the Reminiscence exhibition will officially open, featuring work by artists Frances Smith and Fiona Rafferty. Viewers will also have the chance to chat with the artists about their work and how Wright’s work has influence their creative practices.
The Reminiscence exhibition will remain open until 15 January 2016 at the Judith Wright Centre. For more information visit www.curatorsinspace.com