12:30PM – 8:00PM FRIDAY 18 MAY 2018
Join us in National Law week for an extended program of panels and facilitated conversations developed in collaboration with the University of Newcastle Law School and presented in conjunction with exhibition justiceINjustice.
Bringing together artists, writers, lawyers, academics, students, families of victims, and those working and interested in areas of social justice, the ART & LAW SYMPOSIUM will explore themes of injustice, marginalisation, personal and professional experience, and how creative responses can create new perspectives and understandings.
This special public program is presented by The Lock-Up, Merridy Elphick Lawyers and the University of Newcastle Law School with the support of The Sydney Institute of Criminology, University of Sydney and the Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW.
Come for the entire event or join us for either Session 1 or Session 2. Ticket price includes afternoon tea and cheese & wine. Limited tickets available. See full program below.
SESSION 1 – 1.00PM – 4.30PM $15
SESSION 2 – 5.00PM – 8.00PM $15
SESSION 1 + SESSION 2 - 12.30PM – 8.00PM $25
1.00PM – 4.30PM
Welcome to Country – Aunty Sandra Griffin
Jessi England, Director of The Lock-Up
Prof. Tania Sourdin, Head of School & Dean, University of Newcastle Law School
Merridy Elphick – Merridy Elphick Lawyers – Major Sponsor
The University of Newcastle Legal Centre: student experience informing professional practice
Panellists –Dr. Robert Cavanagh (Barrister), Jacquie Svenson (University of Newcastle Legal Centre), Rhanee Rego (current student University of Newcastle), Bronwyn Ambrogetti (Managing Solicitor, Hunter Community Legal Centre).
Facilitator – Sher Campbell (University of Newcastle Law School, Executive NSW Women Lawyers)
Art, crime and interdisciplinary research
Dr. Rebecca Scott Bray & Dr. Carolyn McKay in conversation (Sydney Institute of Criminology)
Being human: the impact of public interest cases on individuals, families and those working in the field
Panellists – Melinda Dundas (Roni Levi widow), Pam Mitchell (Leanne Goodall family), Karen Wells (lawyer), Dr. Roderic Pitty (on behalf of Eddie Russell’s family), John A Douglas (artist)
Facilitator: Kerrie Thompson, CEO, VOCAL
DRINKS/CHEESE/ EXHIBITION VIEWING
5.00PM – 8.00PM
A creative perspective: the artists, creative producer and curator of justiceINjustice discuss the groundbreaking project.
Panellists – Blak Douglas (artist), Corinne Brittain (artist), Rob Cleworth (artist), Leah Emery (artist), Lezlie Tilley (artist), Jessi England (Creative Producer, Director of The Lock-Up).
Facilitator – Carolyn McKay (curator & criminologist)
Cornelia and refugee experience
Chris Rau (journalist & sister of Cornelia Rau)
Ray Watterson and Helen Cummings in conversation with Rosemarie Milsom
Two nationally recognised Hunter identities discuss their long personal and professional experiences of the justice system, the importance of public interest advocacy, and creative expression as a way to explore issues in new ways.