Karungkarni Art Centre currently hold precious documents, paintings, photos, artifacts and memorabilia of the Guringji Wave Hill Walk-off led by Vincent Lingiari and others in 1966. The building and shed that also is the art centre studio, office and general community-meeting-place, regularly floods in the wet and is crumbling down around them.
Ethos Global with 3C Projects and Bower Studio are proposing to coordinate the scoping, development and delivery of a project that will assist the community to design and build a purpose-built, state-of-the-art archive space to both preserve and celebrate this significant historical achievement in Australian Indigenous Human Rights; and promote it to be recognized internationally by the UNESCO World Heritage convention and safeguarded as Intangible Cultural Heritage.
It is anticipated that the project objectives will be completed to coincide with the Freedom Day celebrations in 2016.
10%March 2, 2015
Wave Hill's Making Another Stand
Check out the new video made on site at Wave Hill, which will be used in a new cultural heritage campaign for funding and other purposes as we gear up to get the precinct happening in 2015 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re5xWeSxoWERead More
Check out the new video made on site at Wave Hill, which will be used in a new cultural heritage campaign for funding and other purposes as we gear up to get the precinct happening in 2015 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re5xWeSxoWE
In 2016 it will be 50 years since the Walk-Off by the Malngin, Mudburra, Bilinarra, Ngarinyman and Warlpiri people, led by Vincent Lingiari. This historic event was the beginning of Aboriginal Land Rights in the NT and Aboriginal Human Rights across the nation. In 2015 EGF will be working hard to promote it's recognition internationally, by challenging the Australian Governments neglect in being signatory to the UNESCO World Heritage Convention 2003 - which specifically targets the Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage; recognising at international level the importance of language, songs and dances as the mainspring of cultural diversity and a guarantee of sustainable development.Close
5%July 23, 2014
Kalkarindji Meeting #1
EGF members and Directors of 3C Projects Renita and John boarded an early Darwin morning 5-seater flight with David O'Brien and Neil of Bower Studios (Melbourne Uni) last week to get to Kalkarindji by 10am for a community meeting. The plan was to discuss the project concept with TO's from Gurindji, Mardaman and Walpiri groups; Karungkarni Arts, Gurindji Corporation and other community...Read More
EGF members and Directors of 3C Projects Renita and John boarded an early Darwin morning 5-seater flight with David O'Brien and Neil of Bower Studios (Melbourne Uni) last week to get to Kalkarindji by 10am for a community meeting. The plan was to discuss the project concept with TO's from Gurindji, Mardaman and Walpiri groups; Karungkarni Arts, Gurindji Corporation and other community stakeholders (Vic-Daly Shire, RJCP and CLC). It turned out so much better than we ever anticipated, with a tour of the Wave Hill Walk-off site and complete community support.
The meeting sought to confirm:
- The concept of recognition of the Wave Hill Walk Off is an example of national historical significance and international Intangible Heritage; what is involved in the UNESCO submission and what that might mean, both politically and socially.
- The potential for a purpose built, open access, community archive space to celebrate living Gurindji history; and walk around the site to ascertain people’s feelings and thoughts about the building's use in order to get an idea of the general scope of the project.
- Developing a strategy for the archive space within the context of the festival – that this project and other activities leading up to the 2016 event will contribute to it's momentum, through community participation and empowerment.
We discussed in detail the expectations of community; both from us and what we could expect them to contribute. We talked with organisations about some of the logistics around getting those partnerships working. And we raised any immediate concerns and challenges and thought about how we would work together to overcome them.
Very exciting! And much work to do, with funding deadlines looming . . .Close