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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1 2018 ENTERTAINMENT 17 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA THE devastating 1998 Katherine flood has been memorialised in Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centres final exhibition for the year. Bladwoda / Deluge marks the 20 year commemoration of the 1998 Katherine flood and it opens tomorrow night at 6pm in the main gallery. This unprecedented weather event caused widespread devastation in the Katherine region, including the destruction of property and infrastructure, as well as loss of life. Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre director Poppy Searle said the flood was a devastating event for the Katherine community. But it also brought people together, demonstrating resilience and camaraderie in the face of great hardship and adversity, she said. This exhibition reflects on the flood and the significant place it occupies in the collective memory of the town. The show includes archival material and community loans as well as commissioned artwork from four local artists including Margaret Duncan, Manuel Pampkal, Helen Aland and Danny Murphy. Ive been lucky enough to see these new works in development and I cant wait to share them with the Katherine community, said Ms Searle. On the same night, a new exhibition in the centres K-space gallery called Art from Lajamanu will be unveiled. This exhibition showcases traditional stories from Warlpiri people brought to Katherine by Warnayaka Art. Special screening showcases Territorys music history BRINGING music of the past to the forefront, a double screening at the Northern Territory Library will look at two different genres of Territory music from two different times. Country Outcasts was a band of talented Aboriginal country and western musicians, including Harry and Wilga Williams, Mac Silver and Auriel Andrew, who toured communities in Central Australia in 1977. Narrated by songwriter and former Administrator Ted Egan, this 28minute documentary is a fascinating insight into the musicians thoughts and feelings as they travelled throughout the country. The Sunshine Club: Days of Old Darwin looks at the emergence of the rich and culturally diverse music and dance scene in Darwin during the 1940s and 50s. Beginning among Aboriginal and Filipino families, the scene created a fusion of music and dance that helped break down barriers with the wider community. In 2002, the Festival of Darwin revived this unique era with some of the original musicians and dancers, and their descendants. This event is part of the Northern Territory Librarys Curators Cut series, screening rare films from the librarys collection, and will be followed by a discussion with special guests. The guests will be connected to the story of the films in some way whether they are in the film, contributed to making the film or are experts in the subject matter. Film series curator Charlie Ward said he picked these productions due to the long and rich history behind the subject matter. The story of music on this land is much older than the Territory, he said. Music has provided a bridge, a shared language of connection and transcendence for as long as people have lived here. Northern Territory Library director Patrick Gregory said Curators Cut was created to showcase the librarys diverse audio visual collection. We hope that the film series will inspire people to spend time exploring the collection to revisit classic Terri tory films or discover films that didnt get wide commercial release, he said. Film is such an incredible medium to reflect society and as history buffs we love that. Film helps tell our stories they capture our voices, our accents, our fashion, our politics and our passions. The films selected all play their part in reflecting elements of the Northern Territory. For more information visit ntl.nt.gov.au/announcement/ curators-cut-film-series To reserve some free places to the screenings on Wednesday, November 7 at 5:30 go to eventbrite.com.au/e/curatorscut-country-outcasts-and-thesunshine-club-days-of-olddarwin-tickets-49270972806 Joe Ruddick dancing with Dolly Cardona at the Palais The 1998 Katherine floods Picture: courtesy of Katherine Times Inset: The Flood Plains Fill by artist Helen Aland Katherine flood commemorated by quartet of Top End artists I N F O R M A T I O N F O R M E M B E R S A N D G U T S S A T U R D A Y N I G H T SS A T U R D A Y N I G H T S R E Q U E S T Y O U R F A V O U R I T E R E T R O T R A C K F R O M 9 P M Melbourne Cup @ Hotel Darwin TUESDAY 6th NOVEMBER SPORTS BAR OPEN AT 7AM PIMMS ON TAP AND SPECIALS ON GORDONS PINK GIN KITCHEN OPEN AT 11AM To book a table please call 8941 7947 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org HOSPITALITY NT BEST CASUAL DINING VENUE 2018 39 Mitchell Street Darwin NT 0800 www.thehoteldarwin.com.au
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