Artists of Ali Curung

An older Aboriginal woman, pictured from side on, seated at a table painting
Title:
Artists of Ali Curung
Year:
2009
Courtesy:
Ronin Films
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons

The Arlpwe Arts Centre and Gallery is in the town of Ali Curung, 350 km north of Alice Springs. It opened in 2008 and provides a focus for the work of a diverse range of Indigenous artists.

Artists such as Anita Dickson, May Nampijinpa Wilson, Judy Nampijinpa Long, Valerie Nakamarra Nelson and artefact maker Joe Bird, talk about their work as an expression of their link to their Country.

Their art represents a means to teach younger people in their community about Country, and also take their stories to a wider public.

This delightful film shows the work of these artists as they talk about their aspirations, intermingled with the dancing and ceremonies that marked the opening of the Arts Centre.

Directors:
Robyn Nardoo and Shane Mulcahy
Photography:
Robyn Nardoo and Curtis Marriott
Editor:
Rishi Shukla
Sound Recordists:
David Tranter and Melanie Guiney
Production Manager:
Melanie Guiney
Executive Producers:
Robyn Nardoo and Ray Lillis