Namatjira Project

Dendy Newtown, NSW

host: Carolyn Lee

Wednesday 22nd November, 7:30 pm Dendy Cinema Newtown

261 King St Newtown

$20.00 AUD Admission + $2.00 booking fee = $22.00

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the screening

Carolyn Lee brings you this screening of Namatjira Project on Wednesday the 22nd of November at 7:30pm at Dendy Cinemas, Newtown NSW!

Carolyn is raising funds for a Tear Australia trip to Cambodia, to help support the development work of Tear in that country. For more infomation or to donate further, check out her fundraising page:

There will also be collection boxes if you would like to donate further on the night.


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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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