Playreading and Documentary Screening.
Albert Namatjira was Australia’s most iconic Aboriginal watercolour artist and the first to achieve commercial success, but his story is hardly known. Spend a day at Riverside comparing texts with our Namatjira playreading and documentary screening. This unique opportunity to further explore the play and the man will prove invaluable for your students.
The moving story of Albert Namatjira (1902 – 1959) resonates today as strongly as it did 50 years ago, providing a lens through which we can see the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians past and present.
Directed by Lex Marinos and featuring a cast of professional actors including Trevor Jamieson this rehearsed playreading celebrates the legacy of one of Australia’s best loved artists.
Almost 60 years after Namatjira’s death his family are seeking to regain copyright of his works. Together with the Namatjira family and art and social justice organisation Big hART, filmmaker Sera Davies takes you on a journey from the sun-blasted deserts of their Aranda homeland to the lavish opulence of Buckingham Place.
An extraordinary firsthand account of the international battle to reclaim the artwork and heritage of Albert Namatjira.
Dates & Times:
Tuesday 6 March at 10am
Wednesday 7 March at 10am & 6pm
Tuesday 6 March at 1pm (Includes Q&A)
Wednesday 7 March at 1pm (Includes Q&A) & 8:30pm