Stories by Rebecca Renshaw

Playing “groove quarantine” tunes from the Desert to the Top End

— by Rebecca Renshaw

Fusing blues, rock and funk into a unique desert sound, Purple Patch left their hometown of Alice Springs and headed north on their first tour through the Territory in May 2021. Their tour kicked off at Wide Open Space, then they drove up the Stuart Highway to Tennant Creek and Katherine. Stopping off in Darwin

Turning trash into animated characters through the magic of black light

— by Rebecca Renshaw

Rick Knight and the production team from Channel NT caught-up with the creatives from Trash Magic. This new children’s play is being produced by Luminous Productions, an all-abilities theatre company.  The show uses black light theatre and is scheduled to tour the Northern Territory later this year. Behind the light and under the black light

Celebrating Puṉuku Tjukurpa

— by Rebecca Renshaw

Puṉuku Tjukurpa was the first exhibition from the Maṟuku Arts archive to tour nationally. The collection is housed at Muṯitjulu which is located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park of the Northern Territory. The exhibition featured eighty-eight puṉu objects such as piti (wooden bowls), miru (spearthowers), tjaṟa (shields), kuḻaṯa (spears) and selected carvings of birds

the catharsis of a good Q & A

— by Rebecca Renshaw

Liz Rogers, Artback NT’s Performing Arts Manager, reflected upon the successful Q & A’s following the perception experiment. The show invited audiences to explore time and space in an innovative and experiential live dance performance, sound and sculptural installation. The following article provides an insight into the inception of ‘the perception experiment’ and offers a

Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy: The need has rarely been greater

— by Rebecca Renshaw

On 3 March 2020, Asialink Arts held an international cross-sectoral conference in Melbourne as part of AsiaTOPA to debate cultural diplomacy, creative exchange and the power of artistic influence across the Asia Pacific. Louise Partos, Artback NT Executive Officer, was invited to contribute to this forum entitled Public Displays of Affection: How Can Artists Rebrand

Ngalmi and Manggurra take their young people to Andanangki

— by Rebecca Renshaw

Prior to the wet season settling in, Eve Pawlik, Indigenous Traditional Dance Coordinator attended the final bush camp for 2019 with Ngalmi and Manggurra clan groups at Andanangki (Walker River) outstation, 3 hours north of the Numbulwar township. ‘Numburindi: Strengthening Culture and Country’ is a program that supports the inter-generational learning and exchange for young

Keep your mind strong and then you can go anywhere in the world

— by Rebecca Renshaw

Bobby Bununngurr, songman and multi artform creative from Ramingining travelled to Rinari, Taiwan from October to November, 2019 as the Northern Territory Indigenous Artist in Resident. He caught up with Jocelyn Tribe, Program Coordinator about his cultural exchange experience and the importance of keeping culture strong. I’m in the Artback NT Hilux picking up Bobby