Hosted by FIGT ANZA
Date and Time:
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
8am Perth - 11am Sydney - 1pm Auckland - 7pm New York (21st)
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Location: Online (via Zoom)
This event is free and open to new and older expats, migrants and all those interested in global mobility.
“There is so much more to this book than you’d imagine. The word ‘Dictionary’ is accurate but doesn’t do it justice. As you work through the A-Z of terms relating to global mobility you’re reminded how complex are their meanings. A word can represent one emotion when you’re considering a move and then it changes as that move eventuates and matures. And then when you relate it to a movie or a book another perspective appears. Layers upon layers of honest, vulnerable emotions that too often never get a hearing.
As an author and publisher I particularly appreciate the book design – the feel of the cover, the captivating dictionary listings and the masterly illustrations by Joyce’s sister, Ellen Agee.
I thoroughly recommend this well-researched book. Soon-to-be, existing and repatriating expats and migrants will find this timeless book a constant reference. It is a perfect gift for anyone moving abroad.” Helen Ellis, FIGT ANZA Co-chair
Joyce Agee has worked in the arts and cultural sector as a successful photographer, exhibition curator, project manager and writer in the United Kingdom, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia and the United States. After graduating from university, she moved to London where she became a freelance photographer and curator. Her photographs were published in The New Statesman, The Guardian, Time Out and The British Journal of Photography. With three other women, she curated and exhibited in the highly successful multimedia exhibition Women’s Images of Men at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London (1981), which later toured around the United Kingdom and Ireland. Moving to Sydney, she continued her career as a freelance photographer and worked for various organisations including the Sydney Festival and the Biennale of Sydney. Moving to Melbourne, she curated The Thousand Mile Stare, the first major exhibition of contemporary Victorian photography and met her future husband. She and her family relocated to Seattle, Washington and, in 2015, they returned to live in Melbourne where she became the Senior Curator at Melbourne’s Museum of Chinese Australian History. Her first book,The Newcomer’s Dictionary is an A to Z of words that explore aspects of relocating. “Whether you have moved or are considering a move, this dictionary will help identify and describe the experience of being a newcomer.” Click here for Joyce’s website.
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