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Katherine Times Wed 9 Mar 2016



Katherine Times Wed 9 Mar 2016


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Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Katherine; Katherine (N.T.) -- Newspapers

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NEWS WednesdayMarch 09, 2016 KATHERINETIMES 7katherinetimes.com.au Film puts focus on aptitude of artists THE passion and talent of indigenous artists from across the Katherine region will go on show from March 11 when a new exhibition and short film are unveiled at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre. Both are called Big Rivers: West to East and are the result of a project developed by GYRACC, Sydney-based filmmakers Harry Sanna and Charles Taperell, and exhibition curator Clare Armitage. The trio travelled to art centres in Peppimenarti, Nauiyu, Ngukurr and Beswick last year to document the role the facilities played in remote indigenous communities, and the contribu tion they made to the regions cultural wealth and diversity. These four short films each focus on one community, and explain the locations, practices and achievements of each art centre within it, Ms Armitage explained. In this way, they provide a wonderful compliment to the exhibition, hopefully giving audience members valuable context about where these beautiful artworks were made and by whom. She added that the exhibition was emblematic of the rich and varied culture of the region and urged Katherinites to see it for themselves. The diversity of artistic practice evident in this exhibition is truly amazing and spans painting, printmaking, textiles and sculpture, she said. COMMUNITY CAPTURING THE ART: Artist Regina Pilawuk Wilson works on an acrylic-on-canvas piece as part of the upcoming Big Rivers: West to East exhibition in Katherine. The diversity ofartistic practiceevident in this exhibition is truly amazing and spans painting, printmaking, textiles and sculpture. Curator Clare Armitage Sheds & Garages Carports Workshops Open Arenas Machinery & Industrial Sheds Timber Creek - Mataranka - Katherine Pine Creek - Katherine Rural Regions WWW.KATHERINESHEDSANDGARAGES.COM.AU P: 08 8971 0000 AW1963353