Episode 50: Dr Léuli Eshrāghi

Dr Léuli Eshrāghi and Georgia Mokak yarn up about global First Peoples collaboration, language, display culture and improving our First Nations leadership in institutions.

Head and shoulders portrait of Dr Léuli Eshrāghi

Dr Léuli Eshrāghi. Photo by Rhett Hammerton.

"I was thinking a lot about what an art museum of Indigenous moving image work from this region, the Great Ocean and all its shores would look like and how it would feel. And to use the words that we have in English, how do you archive living knowledge of bodies? How do you go beyond shame? How do you bring all these things together?" - Dr Léuli Eshrāghi 

Dr Léuli Eshrāghi is an artist, curator, writer, and researcher from the Samoan archipelago and Persian ancestries.  Léuli's creative practice is based around performance, installation and curatorial projects primarily working with the body, language, ceremony and positive futures for First Nations peoples and cultures, in addition to regularly featuring in publications and contributing to the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (Canada) on the board. In this episode of NAVA: In Conversation, Georgia and Léuli chat about global First Peoples collaboration, language, display culture and improving our First Nations leadership in institutions in Australia. 

Wansolwara: One Salt Water is showing at UNSW Galleries until 18 April 2020

Podcast transcript is coming soon.