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The Di Gribble Argument 2021 consists of a full day of events featuring a broad range of First Nations speakers discussing and reflecting on issues of climate change, environment and connection to country. Through panels, performance and music, the events will encourage multi-generational public dialogue that empowers individuals to engage with environmental action, while asserting the importance of prioritising First Nations expertise and wisdom on caring for nature. 

These events will build on three especially commissioned creative responses by First Nations writers of different generations – Bruce Pascoe (author of Loving Country, Dark Emu, Young Dark Emu), Victor Steffensen (author of Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia), and Teila Watson (aka Ancestress) – to be published on throughout March. 


Teila Watson on What’s Not in the Past

What are the connections and causes of genocide and ecocide in so called 'australia'? This is one of the pressing questions raised in Teila Watson’s essay The Intrinsic Connections between Ecocide and Genocide. Join us for a discussion on the importance of truth telling, ecological and social governance, and disabling white supremacy within climate change discussions.

The Wheeler Centre presents the Di Gribble Argument 2021: Brave Old World on Malthouse Outdoor Stage.

The Di Gribble Argument 2021 is proudly supported by Creative Partnerships Australia. 

The Saturday Paper and Triple R are media partners of The Di Gribble Argument 2021: Brave Old World event series

Key Image by Teila Watson (aka Ancestress)

Malthouse Outdoor Stage is generously supported by the Sidney Myer Fund, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

Event & ticketing details

Performance Times

Start time
2.30pm, Sun 28 Mar


Standard $20.00 - +BF
Day Pass $50.00 - +BF

Event notes


Each session runs for 60 minutes, with 60 minute break between each session. The day runs for 5 hours in total. 


No professional cameras/photography.


Contains coarse language and adult content.


Wheelchair access is available for tables marked FLAT. Please note, tables marked as BAR STOOL and PIT are NOT appropriate for patrons with accessibility requirements. Please make a wheelchair booking here.


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Tickets are free for people who identify as First Nations. The ticket allocation has been exhausted.

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