Namatjira Project

Forum 6 Cinema Wagga Wagga, NSW

host: Eastern Riverina Arts

Wednesday 13th December, 7:00 pm Forum 6 Cinema Wagga Wagga

77 Trail St Wagga Wagga

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

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Eastern Riverina Arts brings you this screening of Namatjira Project on Wednesday the 13 of December at 7:00pm at Forum 6 Cinema Wagga Wagga, NSW!

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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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