Tag Archives: Ramingining

Intercultural Affairs: News on the Web

Ochre and Rust The net has recently brought me the news that Philip Jones’s Ochre and Rust: artefacts and encounters on Australian frontiers (Wakefield Press, 2007) had won the inauguralPrime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction. Jones is a curator and historian at the … Continue reading

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Bula’Bula Arts, Ramingining, NT

On the morning of our second day in Arnhem Land, we landed in Ramingining for a visit with the folks of Bula’bula Arts. Curator Belinda Scott and manager Geoff Willetts-Bryants met us at the airport and brought us quickly back to … Continue reading

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Terpsichore 2

The Chooky Dancers have scored another YouTube hit: a second clip of their interpretation of Zorba the Greek has been posted. This one is shot from close-up, on stage, and the lighting makes it look almost like a dance done by the light of … Continue reading

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Terpsichore in Ramingining

Just in case you’ve been vacationing in Antarctica for the last week and haven’t heard the news, the latest international YouTube sensation (71,000+ views as of this morning) features the Chooky Dancers from Elcho Island performing at the Ramingining Festival … Continue reading

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Ten Canoes

When I was a youngster in the 1950s, I longed for movies that would turn my bookish worlds of superheroes and dinosaurs into “living” adventures that would transport me with color and sound and action.  By the time Star Wars and Jurassic Park hit … Continue reading

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