Published 01 September 2019
This is a critical time in the history of the wider region of Cape York Peninsula.
Gordon Bennett interviewed on the development of his work.
Published June 1990
Original dreaming. Aboriginal people believe that the spirit ancestors watch over us today to ensure the laws are kept and that punishment is inflicted if broken. Photograph of Yuendume women dancing.
In the 1940s the name Albert Namatjira became a household word and the skill of this Arrernte artist brought the vivid colours and beauty of the central Australian landscape into the galleries and living rooms of Australia. He and other painters who lived around Hermannsburg mission and in Alice Springs came to be known as the Arrernte watercolour school.
Howard Morphy interviews Djon Mundine about the Aboriginal Memorial - a collection of hollow log coffins made by artists of the community of Ramingining in the Northern Territory, to commemorate Aboriginal people who had died since the invasion of Australia in 1788
Dabah was the Aboriginal Artist in residence at the Flinders University 1989 - 1990.
Paddy inherited his unique style of painting form his father and father before him. It is the old 'style'.
The artist talks about his art practice.
"From the time that whites arrived in Tasmania and up until 1983 Aboriginal performing arts especially theatre arts, had become almost as extinct as whites would have people believe Tasmanian Aborigines were. Not so!"
"I joined the Jabiru Cabaret in Cairns as one of the ten founding cast members in November 1988. The excitement for me as a performer, is to bridge the gap of understanding between various races, colours, cultures and countries. To witness the audience reaction to us as a group performing in three distinct areas makes us all feel very close to achieving the message of a minority through our art."
Until recently, Pitjantjatjara communities had very limited acces to or influence from mainstream media, communications, technology and information systems. English is still a foreign language to most of the population and functional levels of literacy are very low.
Looks at the art practice of two artists from the Cairns College of TAFE and the Associate Diploma of Art.
Looks at the art practice in Moree in north western NSW.