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Arts Forum | Léuli Eshraghi

Start Date

May 19, 2022 6:00 pm

End Date

May 19, 2022 7:00 pm



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Saltwater Sensibilities: Work in Progress from the first Creative Researchers in Residence

Artist, curator, researcher and writer Dr Léuli Eshrāghi will share new poems developed over summer 2021-22 in nipaluna, muwinina Country, as part of the first Creative Researcher in Residence intake with Neika Lehman. Léuli's works delve into the complex intersections of coloniality of knowledge, gender expansion, sensual and spoken languages, and ceremonial-political practices that recentre beyond-human kin constellations.

Léuli Eshrāghi (they/them) is a Sāmoan/Persian/Cantonese artist, writer, curator and researcher working between Australia and Canada. They intervene in display territories to center global Indigenous and Asian diasporic visuality, sensual and spoken languages, and ceremonial-political practices. They are the author of Indigenous Aesthetics and Knowledges for Great Ocean Renaissances (Common Room Editions, Naarm / Melbourne, 2022) and editor with Camille Larivée of D’horizons et d’estuaires: entre mémoires et créations autochtones (Éditions Somme toute, Tiohtià:ke / Montréal, 2020). Their poetry and art criticism has been published in Art Monthly, Momus, Revue Cigale, Artlink, cmagazine, PUBLIC Journal, Journal of Environmental Media, and Journal of Modern Craft, among others. More here:

Thursday 19 May 2022

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM AEST

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Léuli Eshraghi, Kingship flag

Image Credit: : Léuli Eshrāghi, Kinship Flag (2022)

Creative Researcher-in-Residence Program

The Creative Researcher-in-Residence program is a pilot residency program at the University of Tasmania’s Library and Cultural Collections focused on First Nations and Diasporic voices.

The first iteration was run over the summer of 2021/2022. Dr Léuli Eshraghi (Sāmoan/Persian/Cantonese) and Neika Lehman (Trawlwoolway) were invited as inaugural participants interrogating the print and cultural collections held within the University, to celebrate alterity and Indigenous futurities.

2022 kickstarts the UNESCO’s Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022 – 2023 with a strategic roadmap prioritising the empowerment of Indigenous language users.

This event is co-presented by the University of Tasmania’s Library and Cultural Collections with the School of Creative Arts and Media.