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Page 11 of 16Tennant and District Times, 2015-1106 TDT 6/11/2015http://www.tdtimes.com.au/global/print.asp?path=/djvu/2f345992-f34c-48a9-b361-aca... Barkly Regional Arts CONGRATULATIONS Susannah Nakamarra Nclson 'Pinarra Aku' (li$1e.n You Mob), a children's radio show, IO i_nspire young people to learn \ Varumungu langauge is up for a national award. The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia has selected 'Pinarra Aku' as one of fhre finalists for '&st New Radio Show-'falk'. Created by BRA Artistic Director. Kath)' Burns. whom co-hosts the show with Rosemary Plummer (Traditional Owner) on SCCC Radio, the program is to educate and keep language alive. Rosemal)' and Kathy have been crealing songs 10ge1her and Leaching languaE,.-e since 20 11 . They have combine<l 1heir love of language and education to d cvclop, 'Pinarra Aku'. 111c show is made up of songs wrillcn and performed by )'Oung people in the Sarkl)', ~ dreamtimc stories, stories written by local people, language lessons and games. ' me aim is to make learning language fun and simple. The show also features a mascot. called Pinangkarl who is a Listen to all epsiodes at \\~vw.barklyarts.com.au White Cock-a-too that helps the children sa)' the language Series 2 is coming soon! words. BRA and SCCC Radio arc supporting Rosemary and t Kathy to attend the gala awards night in Terrigal in November. The 'Barkly Boys' strike a chord with ICTV as they pick up ' Best 'Our Musk' Video' awa.rd. '\t\'e Are One' is a song 1he Barkly lloys wrote which is al'I a111hem for Indigenous people to unite. Reggie O'Reilly, the bands drummer had a vision for 1hc ftlm dip to include the young people of Tennant Creek so BR.AS Media Mob depar1me1lt turned the TC Primary Sd1ool hall i1llO a film d ip sel to inake the award winning music video. The award was announced at this years National Remote lndigC'nous Media Fc-stivaJ in Lajamanu. 'lo watch the film clip head to: http://indigil11~.eom.au/music-video/ilem/2n3 Commonwealth Bank 'Australian Of the Day' Award CommBank has bun supporting the Australian of the Year Awards for over 35 years - rcoognising the outshutding Australians making a significant contribution to the country. Two BRA artists were selected to be an Au.')lra)ian of the Day~ Susannah and Reggie have also been selected by Australian fi lm director, Gillian Armstrong to be in a short fi lm that recognises Australians. Our Me.dia Mob unit is currently filming piecs to send across to Gillian. lfilt A nn.Qill!cedj Raydla st'kctt'd to perti.mn at \'annup Music hst ival, \\',.\ in 2016 Reggie O'Reilly Aus11-alian ofthe Day- 20th August 201 5 Australian of the Day- 30th July 2015 "110 play here e1-ery siJJg/e day:' ... I've bee11 painting for a long time, sillce I had Jong black hair; now I ha,'e three granclkids; four dogs ancl one pLISS)'cat.,. Susannah has gained acclaim. as a visual artist working from the Barkly Regional Arts Centre where her large catalogue of work focuses on her rural upbringing. scenes from station life including the l ivesrock~ cattleman. and daily duties of those living and working on remote stations. Susannah devotes a large portion of her work to the painting of religious scenes. however undoubtedly there's the odd painting or the bush ca.rs th:.\l pepper the desert la11dscape. Her work ha.~ bee1l widely acclaimed aod has featured i n exhibitions across the Territory as well as in the prestigious Sheffer Gallery in Sydne)'. Reggie is a musician ;;tnd educawr currenlly working on lhe nl\1hipl~uform resource '\Vhat's Up \1'1inanjjikari; a video project championing 1he work of musicians working within the \.\'inanjjikari Music Centre. 'The web series. s hot entirely on iPads, mixes music with language lessons, which Rc.-ggie claims is an imporlant way for his audie1lce to .. mlderstand where they come from~ The sel'ies follows the wol'king lives of the musicians including their recent tour of the NT and assisting at the \Vornadclaidc Festival in South Australia. Reggie is also the drummer in the Barkly Boys. NT's rising c-0untryrock stars who regular!)' play in Tennant . Borroloola and Alice Springs as well as the annual NT Bush Bands Bash. As the nephew of one of the members or NT Hall of J'ame's 1 he 'Jableland Drifters. music runs in Reggie's blood. He's curl'ently hard at work on his firsl album with the Ba1kl)' Boys, entitled 'Must Be Your Dream' and plans to use his skills in video to write, shoot. direct and edit his own music videos. ArtisLic l)ireclor, Kathy Bun'ls has received lwo oornioations fo r 1his years 'OISABll.ITY SERVICE A\VARDS' with the nomainations in the category 'Excellence in Promoting Community Awareness for BR.A's work in creali ng the 2015 Deserl Harmony Festival which promoted and supported disabilil>' 'lhe festival theme stronglr acknowledged and highlighted the vcrr valuable contribution of community members, and all Australians living with a disability to the cultural and art focussed event. Secondly, preparation and focus was prioritised on 1he inclusion of people li\'ing with a disability in parLicipating in and attending the Festival events. KaLhy will be attending the a'''ard ceremony in Darwin on Tuesday l 0th November. TCf\IM ll MT Mi.In n t C-TDlf'TTIUCC: cc1n11v ~ "'"\/CU DCC ')f'l1&:: ....
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