|Author||: Scott Rankin|
|Rating||: 4/5 (41 Downloads)|
Download or read book Namatjira and Ngapartji Ngapartji written by Scott Rankin and published by . This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Namatjira's most famous Indigenous, watercolour artist and the first to achieve commercial success, but his story is hardly known. Albert Namatjiras story resonates today as strongly as it did 50 years ago, providing a lens through which we can see the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians both in the past and the present. Ngapartji Ngapartji -- Taking its name from the Pitjantjatjara concept of exchange and reciprocity -- co-created with Trevor Jamieson -- this play is a deeply affecting experience of Indigenous history. Exploring themes of dispossession and displacement from country, home and family, the play tells the story of a Pitjantjatjara family forcibly moved off their lands to make way for the testing of British Atomic bombs at Maralinga. (Namatjira -- 4 male Ngapartji Ngapartji -- 10 male, 3 female & choir).