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Dean Widders in conversation

Dean Widders. Photo: NITV

Dean Widders. Photo: NITV

Hear Anaiwan man and NRL legend Dean Widders discuss his Indigenous pathways work with communities and his recent documentary project Araatika: Rise Up! Dean will be interviewed by Biripi journalist and researcher Aiesha Saunders.

Dean Widders is an Anaiwan man from Armidale, NSW who has had a long career in professional rugby league, both as a player and a coach. Having played for the Parramatta Eels and South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dean now coaches the Parramatta Eels women’s side in the NRLW. Dean is also a strong advocate for creating community pathways for Indigenous youth in regional and remote areas.

Aiesha Saunders is a Biripi woman from the mid North Coast of NSW but was born and raised in Sydney on Gadigal country. Aiesha has worked within the arts and cultural sector for a decade as a First Nations journalist, content creator, researcher, and curator. Aiesha's work focuses on truth-telling, decolonising, and the intertwining of colonial and First Nations histories.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. The Art Gallery apologises for any inconvenience.

Dean Widders in conversation

Wednesday 6 July 2022

7.30pm

Duration 30 minutes

Entrance court

Art Gallery of NSW

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Free, no bookings required

Cancelled

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