Posts Tagged "Waradah Aboriginal Centre"

Waradah Performers Receive Training From Former Member of Bangarra Dance Theatre

Waradah Performers Receive Training From Former Member of Bangarra Dance Theatre

Amy Hammond is a proud Gamilaroi woman. She is also a woman guided by her cultural heritage and passion for Aboriginal theatre. ‘Telling our stories our way is important to me.’ – Amy Hammond Amy’s background is in Theatre Stage Production, studying at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, completing a Bachelor in Production and Design.  She has since worked with such Theatre companies as Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company in Perth and more recently, the prestigious Bangarra Dance Theatre and the Sydney Theatre Company, where she worked on various touring productions. Her...

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Feature Artist: Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Feature Artist: Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

  Born in 1967 in Mt. Allan, Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi is the eldest daughter of renowned artist Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, who taught her to paint. Gabriella attended Yirara College in Alice Springs. Gabriella enjoys a high profile in many Australian and overseas commercial galleries. Her paintings depict stories from her country which include: Women’s Ceremonies; Bush Tucker (Black Seed and Exploding Seed from the Mt. Allan area); Goanna; Serpent;  Seven Sisters Dreaming (Milky Way Dreaming); Grandmother’s Gold Country Dreaming. She lives with her husband and children near...

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School Holiday Program

School Holiday Program

Children Naturally Love Art. And why shouldn’t they. It’s fun. It’s social. And it promotes learning through play and creativity. Over the years, researchers have identified a multitude of other benefits that art has on children’s development. These include: It provides an avenue for kids to express themselves freely. Art encourages kids to think creatively, with an open mind; It helps kids learn to observe and describe, analyse and interpret; It allows an avenue for kids to express their feelings; It promotes problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Introduces...

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Handmade Gutyal (Coolemon) by Peter Williams

Handmade Gutyal (Coolemon) by Peter Williams

Handmade Gutyal by Peter Williams (Uncle Pete)     About the Gutyal: The handmade wooden dish is used by women to collect water, bush food and as a cradle for babies. Peter has used fallen timber, cut down by big winds during a storm in the Blue Mountains. The patterns, burnt onto the surface with a hot wire represent the rough and smooth rocks found in Peter’s tribal land.   About Peter Williams: Peter is the senior dancer at Waradah Aboriginal Centre. He is from Ngiyampaa country, North West NSW. His clan is Gurul Giyalu Rock People, and their language, Wongaipuwan. Gutyal...

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Feature Artist: Thomas Tjapaltjarri

Feature Artist: Thomas Tjapaltjarri

Thomas Tjapaltjarri and The Tingari Cycle   Thomas Tjapaltjarri was born somewhere around 1964 in the Gibson Desert, Western Australia. Thomas and his family have one of the most extraordinary stories out of all the artists to emerge from Kiwirrkurra. The family – Thomas, Warlimpirrnga, Walala, Yukultji, Yalti and Tjakaria were dubbed “The Last Nomads”or “The Group of Nine” (according to news headlines at the time), led a completely nomadic life until they emerged from the desert. At age 20, in 1984, Thomas walked out of the desert to Kiwirrkurra with his family, the amazing part is...

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