Building the Future whilst Respecting the Past of Koorie Arts and Culture

- Members' Lunch with Tom Mosby

Building the Future whilst Respecting the Past of Koorie Arts and Culture
21st April 2015

Tom Mosby is a Torres Strait Islander from the Central and Eastern Islands of the Torres Straits.  He has been a practising lawyer and has extensive experience in the Arts, indigenous research and related activities. He is currently the CEO of the Koorie Heritage Trust. Tom will talk about the importance of Koorie Arts and Culture in our past and what we need to do to build recognition of it in modern day Australia. Also, most importantly, what we need to do to encourage and grow involvement by the Koorie population in the understanding, development and future of their own arts and culture. He will discuss the flourishing urban aboriginal arts and culture which hasn’t received the focus it richly deserves.

Tom Mosby is a Torres Strait Islander from the Central and Eastern Islands of the Torres Strait.

Tom holds an undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Applied Science in the Conservation of Cultural Materials and a Graduate degree of Bachelor of Laws. As a Conservator, Tom has worked in the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria. Tom was also the lead curator on the first national survey exhibition of contemporary Torres Strait material art and culture launched at the Cairns Regional Gallery in 1997.

More recently in 2011, Tom was part of the project management team for the Torres Strait Islander Project, an unprecedented collaboration between the lead cultural
agencies in Brisbane (Queensland Art Gallery, State Library of Queensland, Queensland Museum and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre).

Tom also has over 8 years of legal practice experience in administrative and insurance law. More recently, Tom was employed by the State Library of Queensland as the Executive Manager Indigenous Research and Projects.

Tom is currently the CEO of the Koorie Heritage Trust commencing in that role in September 2012.

Venue

Venue: Papa Goose

91-93 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

21st April 2015, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Tickets: $70.00

Ticket Price includes GST

Bookings Close: 19th February 2015