An in conversation with CCP Curator, Pippa Milne and Clare Wright, presenter of Radio National’s podcast Shooting the Past.
Followed by discusions of their favourite work from An unorthodox flow of images by Daniel Boetker-Smith, Natalie Thomas, Joyce Agee, Simon Laham and Jake Treacy.
About Dr Clare Wright
Dr Clare Wright is an award-winning historian and author who has worked as an academic, political speechwriter, historical consultant and radio and television broadcaster. Clare’s most recent book, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, won the 2014 Stella Prize and the 2014 NIB Award for Literature and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s, WA Premier’s and Queensland Literary Awards, the NSW Premier’s History Awards the Victorian Community History Awards and longlisted for a Walkley Award. The screen rights to TFROE have been bought by Ruby Entertainment, producers of The Secret River, for a 8-part television drama series. TFROE is published in a Young Adult edition as We Are The Rebels, which was a Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book for 2016.
Clare’s essays and journalism have been published in Griffith Review, Meanjin, Overland, The Age, The Guardian, The Conversation, Crikey. Clare wrote and presented the ABC TV documentary Utopia Girls: How Women Won the Vote and created and co-wrote the ABC TV series The War That Changed Us, which won the 2015 ATOM award for Best Docudrama and was nominated for a Logie in 2015 for Most Outstanding Factual Program. Clare is the writer/presenter of a radio history series/podcast, Shooting the Past, which is broadcast on Radio National. In 2016, Clare was the recipient of the Alice Literary Award, presented by the Australian Society for Women Writers to “an Australian woman who by her written work has made a distinguished and long-term contribution to Australian literature.”
Clare is a Director on The Board of the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas. Clare is currently an Associate Professor in History and ARC Future Fellow at La Trobe University. Clare lives in Melbourne with her husband, furniture designer/maker Damien Wright, their three children and too many pets.