If you’ll be in Sydney this October or November and you have an interest in Easter Island, then head to the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre for a free exhibition on the representations of Easter Island in popular culture. I am co-curating this exhibition and I will be at the Powerhouse for the soft opening where we will have some hands-on activities for kids (October 11-12), but the official opening is Saturday, October 25 at 10am.
There will be a cabinet dedicated to the Francophone bandes dessinées that mention or are set on Easter Island. I was recently interviewed for my university’s research degrees newsletter about my research on these comic books and how the Rapanui people themselves are represented.
I’m also planning on presenting at the Pacific History Association conference in Taiwan in December if you’d like to hear more about Rapanui in French-language comic books. In any case, hope to see you in Sydney soon!
Dr. Wagner has a PhD in Linguistics and is dedicated to learning and teaching languages online and abroad. She has studied in Quebec and Australia, taught English in France, and is currently based in the US.