Posts Tagged "Indigenous"

Feature Artist: Dinny Nolan Tjampitjimpa

Feature Artist: Dinny Nolan Tjampitjimpa

Dinny Nolan Tjampitjimpa was born west of Mt. Allan near the present site of Yuendumu. His  birth is thought to be in the early 1920’s as when interviewed, he said that he is a survivor of the Coniston massacre. (This was the last officially condoned massacre of Aboriginal people where about 70 Warlpiri men and women were murdered on Coniston Station in August 1928). As an adult he worked as a stockman on many cattle stations in the Northern Territory before following in the footsteps of several of his relatives and settling in Papunya. Here under the guidance of Geoffrey Bardon, he...

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Feature Artist: Ronnie Bird Jungala

Artist: Ronnie Bird Jungala Area: Utopia, Northern Territory Language: Anmatyerre Ronnie Bird Jungala was born in 1960 and is the son of Internationally acclaimed artist Ada Bird Petyarre, who passed away in 2010. He is married to acclaimed Aboriginal artist, Janet Golder. His aunts are also famous desert artists, Kathlene Petyarre and Gloria Petyarre. Ronnie is one of the most gifted Desert artists. Find Ronnie’s Paintings Here Ronnie’s work, which can be found in many private collections in Australia and around the world, are beautifully crafted, vibrant and colourful. His designs,...

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Introducing Banggarai – The Movie

Introducing Banggarai – The Movie

For you to understand my people, to understand our culture, the connection between our people and the land, I need to take you back, way back. Back long, long time ago. A long time before colonisation. Back to the beginning. Filmed in the Blue Mountains, produced by Waradah, and featured exclusively at Waradah’s custom-built theatre, Bangarrai is the story of a young Aboriginal man coming of age at a pivotal time in Australia’s history.   Join us at Waradah theatre and travel back in time. Learn the customs, protocols, and traditions of Australian Aboriginal. Call the...

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The Story of Mother Earth – Uncle Pete

The Story of Mother Earth – Uncle Pete

The Story of Mother Earth. Artist: Uncle Pete The style of artwork used in retelling of this story comes from our mountain, Gunda Booka, on the road between Bourke and Cobar, NSW.  Our people have been using this style of artwork on cave walls since the beginning of time. The hand stencils are signatures we leave on the cave walls to let others know that we’ve travelled through on our way to ceremonies. The colours, too, have their own significance. The red ochre  is used by men who’ve attended ceremonies. For my people, the red ochre represents the blood of God, Mooka. Women who’ve attended...

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The Education Room Gets a Facelift

Over the past few weeks, Waradah Aboriginal Centre has undertaken refurbishments to it’s Education Room, to the value of $10,000. These include: Five 42 inch screens featuring videos of Kevin Rudd’s apology, interviews with Elders and Indigenous artists painting on canvas. Audio visual guides replacing plaques explaining the various Aboriginal tools and weapons. The Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Island flags added to the garden wall. Additional Garden Wall and aged wood framing around information posters. The changes are designed to make the room both visually more appealing and...

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