Tag Archives: Yuendumu

Warlu!

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

Posted in Culture, Film | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Aboriginal Rules: Yuendumu Magpies

It wouldn’t be Christmas without presents, and this holiday brought some good ones. Among the first to arrive was one I gave myself, the new documentary from the Warlpiri Media Association: Aboriginal Rules: definitely more than a game, written and directed by … Continue reading

Posted in Communities, Culture, Film, Music | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Warlukurlangu Artists, Yuendumu, NT

Leaving Kintore behind, the Austrade-sponsored American art mob flew on to Yuendumu for our second major art centre of our fourth day traveling across the Central Desert. Visiting these two communities in a single day seemed fitting. Both had lately … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Communities, In Australia | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Milky Way Dreaming

Singing the Milky Way: a journey into the Dreaming is a film just recently completed and released on DVD by David Betz, curator of Songlines Aboriginal Art in San Francisco (and Amsterdam). The film is many things: a basic introduction to Aboriginal art … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Film | Tagged , | Leave a comment

October Books: Aboriginal Biography

I’ve been traveling so much in the last month that I feel like I’m way behind in my writing…and to an extent in reading too. But in early in October I was inspired by Nicolas Rothwell’s review in The Australian of Liam Campbell’s new … Continue reading

Posted in Anthropology, Art, Books | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment