Henry Baldwin Lecture

Panel and Q&A discussion

Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people? 
Jeremiah 8.22

St George’s presents professors Greg Lehman and Tim McCormack delivering the third Henry Baldwin Lecture.

Join Greg Lehman and Tim McCormack for an intimate conversation about Tasmanian history, their own personal journeys and how lament as it is found in art and sacred texts might contribute to healing and a shared future.

The lecture concludes a sculpture series by Michael Henderson
How Lonely Lies This Land, Once So Full of People:
A response to the Uluru Statement from the Heart
10-17 June, 12-5pm
One Artwork. 3 Locations.
St George’s Battery Point. Hobart City Baptist. C3 Church South Hobart.

Continue the conversation afterwards around the fire pit over mulled wine.

Greg Lehman Pro-Vice Chancellor, Aboriginal Leadership, University of Tasmania

Professor Greg Lehman is a descendent of the Trawulwuy people of north east Tasmania, and is currently Pro Vice Chancellor, Aboriginal Leadership at the University of Tasmania. He is an award-winning curator and writer, a well-known Tasmanian art historian and a regular public commentator on Indigenous identity and place.

In 2017, Greg led the development of First Tasmanians, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery’s first permanent Indigenous gallery. Together with Tim Bonyhady, he also co-curated The National Picture: the Art of Tasmania’s Black War, a major touring exhibition that won the 2019 Museums and Galleries Australia Award for Travelling Exhibitions. Greg is a previous member of the National Museum of Australia’s Indigenous Reference Group and Chair of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s Aboriginal Advisory Council.

Greg worked with Dark Lab and MONA on the development of vision for a Truth and Reconciliation Art Park at Macquarie Point in Hobart. He continues to be involved in this process and sees the Park and associated cultural centre as a cornerstone of truth-telling in Tasmania. 

Tim McCormack – Professor of Law, University of Tasmania
Tim McCormack is a Professor of Law at the University of Tasmania. He is also Special Adviser on War Crimes to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Tim was appointed by the Premier of Tasmania in 2021 to support Prof Kate Warner in mapping out a Pathway to Truth-Telling and Treaty with Tasmania’s Aboriginal People.

The Henry Baldwin Lecture

Henry Baldwin (1919-2007) was a lifelong parishioner of St George’s and a generous benefactor to the church. St George’s is launching this annual lecture in honour of his contribution. We’re convinced Christian theology can help us navigate life in our time. The lecture aims to provide a thoughtful contribution to our public discourse. Join the conversation.

Watch our 2021 lecture, Taking Wrongs Seriously: The possibility and pain of apology.

Listen to our 2019 lecture, Loneliness and the Search for the Self.