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It came as a bit of a surprise to see Frances Jupurrula Kelly on screen in the documentary Coniston (PAW Media, 2012).  For one thing, I’m not used to documentaries that include the story of their creation as part of the … Continue reading

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Yulyurlu Lorna Fencer Napurrurla

Last year, when we were in Darwin, we saved up a special treat for our last (and always sad) day in town: the retrospective of the work of Warlpiri painter Lorna Fencer Napurrurla at Chan Contemporary Art.  Well, it turned … Continue reading

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Beating Petrol

It’s rare that any publication about Indigenous matters generates as much buzz as Andrew Stojanovski’s Dog Ear Cafe: how the Mt Theo Program beat the curse of petrol sniffing (Hybrid Publishers, 2010) has in the scant weeks since its publication. … Continue reading

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Warlpiri Media, Old and New

A few months back, David Nash sent me a copy of Warlukulangu Artists of Yuendumu, a thirty-minute video he’d obtained from the art centre. Made in 1991 by Warlukurlangu Artists in conjunction with Desert Pictures from Alice Springs, the film is a marvelous … Continue reading

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A few weeks ago while reading Jill Stubington’s Singing the Land: the power of performance in Aboriginal life (Currency House, 2007), I set about exploring the catalog of Aboriginal Studies Press, which publishes many of the recordings and films that Stubington discusses … Continue reading

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Warlpiri Woman: Engaging the Physical in Aboriginal Art

On March 23 the College of Fine Arts (COFA) at the University of New South Wales concluded a ten-day workshop, held in conjunction with the Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics, that brought five Warlpiri women, led by Rosie Napurrurla … Continue reading

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