During May, celebrated Australian filmmaker, documentarian, author, and director Daryl Dellora was the SLJ’s Law and Humanities Artist in Residence for 2018 [filmartmedia.com/about-us/daryl-dellora].

Melbourne-based, Daryl is well known for documenting the lives of leading figures in 20th century Australia, from eminent High Court justices to famous architects. Recently, Daryl was the screen director of the Australian film, The Dressmaker. Away from film, Daryl is an author of a biography of Mr. Michael Kirby AO QC.

Across two Thursday evenings, screenings of Mr Neal is Entitled to be an Agitator (exploring the life and career of 1970s Attorney-General and High Court Justice Lionel Murphy) and Michael Kirby: Don’t Forget the Justice Bit were held.

Pictured are scenes from the packed crowd enjoying the Kirby documentary held in the Events Space at the Lismore Regional Gallery. A Q&A, led by SLJ Dean, Professor William MacNeil, followed the documentary.

‘Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed being a part of your artist in residence program. It was a great opportunity for me to meet you and many of your wonderful colleagues and students. I felt the Lismore Regional Art Gallery event went exceptionally well, as did the screening on campus, with really thoughtful and engaging questions … on both occasions. I was delighted to chat with audience members and hear their stories and get their feedback.’

(Daryl Dellora, 23 May, 2018)