TIMOR-LESTE: Then and Now
Friday 27 October- Friday 10 November 2017
Open Friday 27th October 6-8pm
Late open Thursday 3rd November 6.30-8pm
With the fifteenth anniversary of independence for Timor-Leste this year, The Foundling Archive welcomes Student Conservators for Timor-Leste into The Good Room to commemorate this milestone. Our final exhibition for the year will incorporate and exhibition, symposium and full program (see below!highlighting Timorese cultural heritage.
We invite you to participate in this symposium and visit the exhibition, including contemporary works and examples of digital preservation.
Student Conservators for Timor Leste (SCTL) is a group that exists to promote the preservation and continuation of the cultural heritage of Timor-Leste.
EXHIBITION PROGRAM ANNOUNCED
Printmaking with Trish Bourke
Thursday 2 November 2017 at 10:00am to 1pm.
$15, all materials included.
Inspired by the work of the Mai Fali Eh prints on exhibition, attendees will create an original linocut and print, on the theme of food with the tutor who worked with the very artists that created the works surrounding you.
Limited spaces available. Book now- www.trybooking.com/SQRH
Timor-Leste Katupa weaving and dance demonstrations
Saturday 4 November 2017 at 2pm.
Gold coin entry, going to the Tebe Cultural Group and TAV.
A weaving demonstration of coconut leaves for Katupa, a traditional Timorese dish made of rice filled into the woven coconut leaves and cooked with coconut milk and turmeric extract. Following this, there will be a Timor-Leste dance performance by the Tebe Cultural Group from the Timorese Association of Victoria Inc., after which all attendees can join in for a bit of dancing too!
Limited spaces available. Book now- www.trybooking.com/SQRR
Film screening and Q&A with Fair Trade Films, exhibition closing.
Thursday 9 November 2017, 6-8.30pm.
$5 entry, with funds raised going to the Melbourne East Timorese Activity Centre (METAC).
With thanks to Fair Trade Films we will be holding a film screening of Beatriz's War (rated M).
Official trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF9qarBjxNo
The film is based on the story of Martin Guerre in 16th-century France, transplanted into the setting of East Timor during the Indonesian occupation. The film revolves around the life of a young East Timorese woman named Beatriz. The story begins with Beatriz meeting her future husband, Tomas, as children. The two marry young and soon after their wedding the Indonesian invasion of East Timor begins. Beatriz fights for her true love and her country. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatriz%27s_War).