Namatjira Project

Brunswick Picture House, NSW

host: Henriette Blecher

Wednesday 11th October, 7:00 pm Brunswick Picture House

30 Fingal St Brunswick Heads

$17.00 AUD Admission + $2.00 booking fee = $19.00

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the screening

Henriette Blecher brings you this special fundraiser screening of Namatjira Project on Wednesday the 11th of October at 7:00pm at Brunswick Picture House, NSW!

There will special fundraising on the night, stay tuned for more details.

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the film

Albert Namatjira was one of those rare artists who actually changed the course of history. The founder of the Indigenous art movement, he became an international icon and was the first Indigenous person to be granted Australian citizenship. But Namatjira was never fully accepted by white Australia, and after being wrongfully imprisoned in 1959, he soon died, despondent and broken. Then, in 1983, the Australian Government sold the rights to his work to an art dealer – despite Namatjira having left his art to his wife and children.

Now, almost 60 years after Namatjira’s death, his family want it back. Working with the Namatjira family, filmmaker Sera Davies takes us on a journey from the sun-blasted deserts of their Aranda homeland to the lavish opulence of Buckingham Palace, as they fight to have Namatjira’s legacy returned to its rightful home. A captivating story of Australian race relations lensed through the bitterly contested history of one of our most venerated figures, Namatjira Project is a powerful, important addition to the canon of modern Indigenous culture.

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