Monday, 25 November 2013

MInyma Kutjara recieves $12,000 grant!

We are very excited to announce just we have just received notification that our application to the Department of Culture and the Arts for an Indigenous Arts Grant has been successful! We have been awarded a $12,000 grant for our "Kapi Ungkupayi" Project.

In January 2013 five senior anagnu women from The Minyma Kutjara Arts Project in Irrunytju and Papulankutja Arts in Blackstone went out bush looking for punu (wood for carving) and ran out of petrol. They had no water or food and weren’t found for five days. They survived on five perentie (goanna) and water their dug for along a dry riverbed.

We will be working together with Papulankutja Artists, Ngaanyatjarra Media and The Tjanpi Desert Weavers to create a unique exhibition, a strong visual and sensory experience where people can feel, smell, touch, taste. An exhibition using a wide range of multi-arts including painting, punu, tjanpi, sound recording and film. A very raw and earthy experience that touches all your senses: to feel fear, to smell bush, to touch grass and to see though the eyes  of an anagnu woman.

This is our modern day Minyma Kutjara story.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Minyma Kutjara on NITV!

Ngaanyatjarra Media has produced a documentary called "The Language of Art" about The Minyma Kutjara Arts Project that is now screening on NITV!

Language of Art Vimeo from Ngaanyatjarra Media on Vimeo.

In April, 2013 the NITV REGIONAL, REMOTE & EMERGING INITIATIVE was launched providing an opportunity for emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers and Media Organisations to show us stories form their communities and show our audience a slice of life from our communities around Australia. Two months later, we want to share the results: 15 minutes of new Indigenous content, six days a week for 20 weeks, on our screen.  

A landmark television initiative of mini documentaries broadcasted on NITV weeknights from 6.30pm and on weekends at 7:00pm. Creating digital song-lines to share stories of our life, our history, our elders, our communities, our events, our youth and our cultures.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

A face lift for Ngaanyatjarra Media's film studio!

Minyma Kutjara Artists Rene Nelson, Roma Butler and Ivy Laidlaw have just finished installing their three large canvases for the new look Ngaanyatjarra Media Film Studio.

"The painting capture the stories and history of the NG lands and inspire creativity inside the film studio!" - Phillip Williams NG Meida  Film/TV Coordinator.