by Greg Spearritt
Date: 23-26 July 2015
Place: Australian Catholic University, 25A Barker Road, Strathfield NSW 2135
A conference titled ‘Grounding the Sacred through Literature and the Arts’ is being organised by the Australian Catholic University. The conference brings writers, artists, musicians, academics, researchers, religious and members of the public together to discuss where creativity sits in relation to religion and the search for meaning. Guest presenters include Imam Afroz Ali, Carmel Bird, Kathleen Deignan (Iona Spirituality Institute), Kevin Hart (University of Virginia), Maeve Louise Heaney, David Jasper (Glasgow University), Vivien Johnson (on an exhibition of paintings by Papunya Tula Artists and the Warlayirti Artists of Balgo), Rachael Kohn, Genevieve Lacey, David Malouf, Michael McGirr and Thaddeus Metz (University of Johannesburg). More than 60 papers will be delivered by researchers and practitioners; the conference is preceded by a post-graduate seminar.
Bookings are essential, preferably by 8 July 2015. The conference is supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.