On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, from 6 – 8 pm at Solaris, in Hudson, the Prison Public Memory Project presents an evening with Lily Hibberd, distinguished Australian interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator and Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
Dr. Hibberd’s work centers on marginalized people and the representation of their histories through the collaborative production of new forms of memory documentation. More detail about her work can be found here.
Through an illustrated talk, audience discussion, and a ‘meet & greet’ artist reception with light refreshments, Hibberd will share her practice as an interdisciplinary artist working with historical sites of institutionalization and incarceration outside the United States. She will focus in particular on her work in Australia at the Parramata Female Factory Precinct, among the most significant sites of incarceration and institutionalization in Australia’s colonial history. She will also engage in discussion about how local artists in the Hudson Valley region might approach working with similar sites here.
This event is free and open to the public.
Currently based in Hudson, NY, Prison Public Memory Project uses public history, art, and new media technologies to engage communities in conversation about the complex roles of prisons in society. The Project works with local individuals and organizations across the United States to recover, preserve, interpret, and honor the memories of what took place in these important institutions. For more information, click here.
Photos from above, Lily Hibberd and Looking through the bars into the Parramatta Girls Home, a Catholic orphan school in New South Wales, Australia. Photos by Lily Hibberd.