The Child Artists of Carrolup – launch and conversation


Launch and in-conversation event with the curator of the upcoming exhibition, The Child Artists of Carrolup.


The launch of the exhibition and a conversation with the curator is a unique opportunity to discover The Carrolup Discovery Tour, which features “Koolanga Boodja Neh Nidjuuk” (Children Listening and Looking on Country).

This is an exhibition of rare artworks created by Australian Aboriginal children of the Stolen Generations in the late 1940s, while they were detained at the Carrolup Native Settlement in south-west Western Australia.

This is an important piece of historical truth-telling to raise awareness of the tragic history of Australia’s Stolen Generations internationally. The short video of the curator conversation will be made available on the Menzies Australia Institute website as an invaluable resource accessible to all.

About the artist

The Menzies Australia Institute was initially established in 1982 as the Australian Studies Centre at the University of London. It is now part of the School of Global Affairs at King’s College. Funded by the Menzies Memorial Trust and the Australian Government, the Institute aims to provide an international forum for discussion and analysis of Australian society and culture.

In 2019, the Institute launched King’s Indigenous, an Indigenous-led research and service project in the heart of London.

In 2019, the Institute signed a partnership with the Australian National University. This allows senior scholars from Canberra to reside in London and lead the Institute. The current co-directors, historian Martin Thomas and literary scholar Béatrice Bijon, have previously worked together as documentary filmmakers. Dr Bijon is the Institute’s first woman director.