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The First People Disability Network (FPDN) has partnered with Barkly Regional Arts (BRA)
to assist them in their engagement of Aboriginal people with disability in the Barkly. FPDN
wish to engage Aboriginal people with a disability through art. Art is the vehicle for FPDN
to get a better understanding of the services a person with disability may need and
therefore to be able to appropriately assist them with the National Disability Insurance
BRA have created a project for FPDN to assist them called ‘Talking Pictures’. Talking
Pictures’ is to develop a resource booklet, of art and narratives from Aboriginal people
with disability, which assists in telling their story. This culturally appropriate initiative can be
a tool for Aboriginal people with disability in linking with the National Disability Insurance
The outcome will be an exhibition of the artwork and a resource booklet filled with the
art and narratives of the disability participants. Tennant Creek woman, Yvette Plummer
has been employed as the Project Artist and will begin working with people from March.
If you would like to be involved contact, Kathy Burns E: email@example.com
or ph 08 8962 2799.
BRISBANE TO BARKLY SERIES: BRA presented the first of its ‘Brisbane to Barkly’ series, called
‘Anyinginyi Manu’ in February. BRA Artistic Director, Kathy Burns, who previously spent 10
years working and living in Brisbane in the film, TV and theatre industry, is curating the
series. “The series is designed to connect into the Brisbane community to broaden our
artists audience, break down barriers across our borders for a real look into the NT and
act as an invitation to the curious and adventurous to come and experience the Barkly.”
BRA has a number of exciting and innovative projects that provide a wonderful insight
into a region that only a very small percentage of Australia has seen.
‘ANYINGINYI MANU’, co-curated with PUK COLLECTIVE, is a visual arts exhibition that
shows a brief look into the Barkly nature: bush tucker, bush flowers, animals and elements
that can be found across the country. The VIP opening night for media was given a
beautiful welcome by TO Gaja Kerry Charlton, and audiences spent the night learning
and tweeting all about the Barkly.
The exhibition will run till the end of March at Puk Collective, 98 Main St, Kangaroo Point.
BARKLY BALLET: A two year residency between BRA and the Melbourne City Ballet (MCB)
begins in 2016 through to 2017. It is made up of 5 residencies over the 2-year period with
the final outcome of producing a locally based ballet production to take on tour. The
residency is a part of BRA’s ‘Arts School in Residence’ program which allows young
people in the Barkly region, NT to undertake intensive arts residencies with professional
artists working in the Australian industry. The nature of the residencies is collaborative to
blend our diverse range of multicultural practices and stories with the mainstream art form.
It is an art and culture sharing project to engage new audiences to the genres for the
professional artists and create working experiences for local young people.
Residency one will begin 18th- 23rd March, where MCB will send 2 dancers from the
company (male + female) to work with the local dance school (Kirsty’s Dance School), TC
Primary School and any other young person who wishes to take part. It will have three
major components: 1) Local dancers will learn technical ballet disciplines, 2) A 10 minute
performance piece will be created 3) The local dance teacher, Kirsty will undertake a
professional development mentorship with MCB to continue dance work in between
residencies whilst advancing her own professional career. To find out more contact,
Kathy Burns E: firstname.lastname@example.org or ph 08 8962 2799.
A | 65 Staunton Street (Training Centre)
W | www.barklyarts.com.au
E | email@example.com
SUPPORT OUR LOCAL ARTISTS!
Work with us to ensure the arts in the Barkly remains strong. You can do this by:
- Buy art products in centres that support the Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of
- Contact us about how you can support an artist through our ‘Arts School in Residence’
- Become a member and get active in our arts community
- Donate to our ‘Give Now’
- View our work on a number of our platforms and leave a positive comment.
SERIES 2 BEGINS MARCH
international women’s day
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CELEBRATIONS for International Women’s
Day in Tennant Creek began on the Sun-
day with a breakfast in the Women’s Refuge
Nadine Williams, former President of the Australian
Education Union NT, delivered a speech on pay equal-
ity for women to tie in with this year’s theme, Pledge
On Tuesday, locals turned out to mark the official oc-
casion, beginning with a parade along the main street
from Nyinkka Nyunyu to Peko Park where the crowd
listened to speeches of strength, resilience, achieve-
ments and inspiration from various women.
The release of purple, white and green balloons
marked the women’s commitment to taking action to
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