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For NAIDOC Week the Bunjil Place Outdoor Screen program will be presented a number of works made by or in collaboration with First Nations people.
Berceuse, Christian Thompson
Christian Thompson, Berceuse (2017) digital colour video, sound, 5.47 minutes    Courtesy of the artist, Sarah Scout Presents

 

In this video work, Bidjara artist Christian Thompson sings a berceuse – a cradle song or lullaby – as a gesture of re-imagining his traditional Bidjara language, which has been categorised as extinct or lost. The work is premised on the notion that if one word of Bidjara is spoken, or in this case sung, it remains a living language. Combining evocative chanting and electronic elements, Thompson invokes the cultural experiences and narratives of his Bidjara culture. This work is presented as part of Art After Dark 
Image: Christian Thompson, Berceuse (2017) digital colour video, sound, 5.47 minutes. Courtesy of the artist, Sarah Scout Presents

 

In Her Own Skin, Elliana Lawford’s Story, Huni Bollinger and Johanna Bell 
In Her Own Skin

In Her Own Skin is a stunning animation of Wiradjuri and Anaiwan woman Elliana Lawford’s moving tale about shedding her cultural shame. 

 

Wildfire Munwurrk, Desert Pea Media 
Wildfire Munwurrk

In 2014/15, Desert Pea Media embarked on an incredible, life - changing journey with the Indigenous community of Maningrida in Central Western Arnhem Land. 

 

Phone Booth Project, Curtis Taylor and Lily Hibberd 
Phone booth Project

The Phone Booth Project features a Pilbara pay phone, large-scale projections and multi-lingual dialogues. Revealing the independence and adaptation of modern telecommunications by Martu people across the vast Western Desert.  

 

Dust Echoes, ABC 
Dust Echoes

Dust Echoes is a series of twelve beautifully animated dreamtime stories from Central Arnhem Land, telling stories of love, loyalty, duty to country and aboriginal heritage.  Each story represents Indigenous Australia authentically and respectfully. 

 

Kinjarling Studies, Tahlia Palmer 
Kinjarling Studies, Tahlia Palmer

Kinjarling Studies is an interdisciplinary solo exhibition of a series of films made by Tahlia Palmer. The films aim to communicate the sensation of being at an important site for Menang Noongar people, which is now a tourist destination and popular hiking spot. They explore her physical, spiritual and intellectual relationship with place, as an Indigenous person of Yuwaalaraay/Koamu descent on lands she has no ancestral connection to - Kinjarling, Menang Noongar boodja - but has been welcomed to and taught a few things about. This program is presented by Urban Screens TV. 

 

Chern’ee Sutton works, Urban Screens TV 
Chern’ee Sutton works, Urban Screens TV

A collection of works by Kalkadoon contemporary Indigenous artist Chern’ee Sutton. This program is presented by Urban Screens TV. 

 

 

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