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Indigenous Culture

Applications Open for International Indigenous Photo Competition

Posted: April 4th, 2013

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Are you a budding photographer?

Applications are still open for the Through Your Eyes photo competition, held in conjunction with the 2013 World Indigenous Network (WIN) Conference taking place in Darwin during May this year.

Following the theme ‘through your eyes’, applicants are encouraged to send in photos of  ‘what you see’ – your experiences, your perspective, your passions, your connection to country and culture.

Shortlisted photos will be posted to the WIN website, and will be on display in a gallery during the conference.

Prize packs will be awarded to all winners, who will be announced in the final days of the conference, 27-28 May 2013.

Entries to the competition close Monday 15 April 2013. Click here for eligibility requirements and conditions of entry.

For further information about the World Indigenous Network and the 2013 Darwin conference, please visit the WIN website or phone (02) 6274 1016.

New Children’s Book from West Australian Indigenous Artist

Posted: February 1st, 2013

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West Australian artist Norma MacDonald will release her new illustrated children’s book next month through Indigenous publishing house, Magabala Books.

Spinifex Mouse is the tale of a cheeky, spinifex-hopping mouse who lives in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Written and Illustrated by Ms MacDonald, the book will be available from February 2013 in bookshops across Australia and online from Magabala Books, www.magabala.com

Magabala Books is a not-for-profit publishing house based in Broome that aims to promote, preserve and publish Indigenous Australian culture.

Norma MacDonald descends from both the Yamatji and Nyungar people of Western Australia. Spinifex Mouse follows on from her 2011 success, Stolen Girl, also published through Magabala Books.

         

Indigenous Stories Wanted for WA Filmaking Initiative

Posted: June 28th, 2012

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Do you have a story about your community or country that you would like to be remembered in 100 years?

Indigenous Community Stories is a new initiative aiming to capture one hundred West Australian Indigenous stories on film and digitally archive them so that they can be accessed by future generations for years to come.

There is currently a pressing need to record the culture of Indigenous communities across Western Australia, particularly the stories and reflections of senior community members. This project will create invaluable records of Australian cultural heritage and identity while encouraging Indigenous filmmaking in WA.

The Film and Television Institute (FTI), in partnership with Rio Tinto, ScreenWest, Leighton and Ngarda Civil and Mining, is calling for applications from Indigenous communities who are interested in recording and preserving their stories.

The story should focus on community and country. Successful communities will need to nominate a Community Liaison Officer to work on the project and will receive some funds to cover costs of the project.

For more information on Eligibility and Assessment Criteria, click here.

To apply for Indigenous Community Stories, download and complete the application form here, and return to FTI marked to the attention of Mandy Corunna, via:

Email: mandy_corunna@staff.fti.asn.au
Fax: (08) 9335 1283
Post: PO Box 579, Fremantle, WA, 6959.

Applications close:
– 5:00pm Thursday 19 July 2012 for the July Selection Panel, and
5:00pm Friday 14 September 2012 for the September Selection Panel.

For queries or more information, contact Mandy Corunna at FTI on (08) 9431 6713 or mandy_corunna@staff.fti.asn.au

Want to work as part of the Indigenous Community Stories Film Crew?

Suitably qualified filmmakers are also wanted to record Indigenous Community Stories. If this sounds like something that may interest you, complete the expression of interest form here and return it to mandy_corunna@fti.asn.au by 19 July 2012.