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Ministerial Statement The Arts in the Northern Territory Hon. Shane L. Stone Minister for Arts 31 August 1994



Ministerial Statement The Arts in the Northern Territory Hon. Shane L. Stone Minister for Arts 31 August 1994

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25 I am pleased to note the Bougainvillea Festival already has a very strong regional flavour, reflecting the equally strong Asian component in the Territory's unique cosmopolitan mix. Festivals are an ideal mechanism for facilitating cultural exchange. During this year's Bougainvillea Festival, project funding was provided for visiting Filipino installation artist, Santiago Bose, to work with local artists, including Techi Maseru, to produce thought provoking structures of bamboo outside the Performing Arts Centre. The Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art has hosted two residencies of artists from Asia. The most recent involved Indonesian painter, sculptor, installation artist and performer Heri Dono who worked with over 70 local volunteer performers. The residency culminated in a major outdoor performance at the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery. Some 400 people were entertained to a performance of Kuda Binal, a contemporary interpretation of the Indonesian wild horse dance, and the performance included the recently formed Gamelan Orchestra, pupils from Kormilda College, flame throwers, puppets and dragons.

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