Join us for a special screening of More than a Fish Kill, a documentary exploring how artists, fishery managers, and First Nations custodians processed the 2019 and 2023 fish death events along the Darling River.

Sydney Health Ethics Network in partnership with Sydney Environment Institute, the National Museum of Australia, and The Cad Factory are pleased to present a special screening of the documentary More than a Fish Kill.

More than a Fish Kill explores how artists, fishery managers, and First Nations custodians came together in the aftermath of the devastating 2019 and 2023 mass fish death events along the Barka/Baaka (Darling River). Together, they turned these ecological disasters into catalysts for cultural connection and revival.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Dr Claire Hooker (Sydney Health Ethics), featuring Dr Vic McEwan (Artistic Director, The Cad Factory), Dr Kirsten Wehner (James O Fairfax Senior Fellow in Culture and Environment), and Dave Doyle (Barkindji artist, National Museum of Australia).

The film tells the story of a remarkable collaboration that interweaves art, science and ancient knowledge to care for communities, honour our rivers and reshape how we live – now and into the future.


Book your free tickets here

Date and time

Thu 4th Jul 2024, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm AEST


Palace Central Cinema

Level 3/28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia


The event is part of a larger partnership between the Sydney Environment Institute at The University of Sydney and the National Museum of Australia, titled Living on the Edge.

Photograph by Jacqueline Cooper 


Dr Vic McEwan


Posted by Dr Vic McEwan
Artistic Director, The Cad Factory. He sits on the Arts and Health Network NSW/ACT, is a board member of Music NSW, and was recently awarded his PhD from the University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine and Health with a practice-based dissertation.