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
Duration 30 minutes
Art Gallery of NSW
Free, no bookings required