Stories by Rebecca Renshaw

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

From the NT to … Dusseldorf

— by Rebecca Renshaw

Connecting with people, building relationships, it’s not a unique thing, but it should be highlighted when it’s done well. It’s a difficult thing to define, it’s even harder to measure and trying to describe it can often plunge us into a world of clichés which is something that’s to be avoided at all cost if

Aulu Tjibulangan dancing from Taiwan to Darwin: Insights on Indigenous identity through movement

— by Rebecca Renshaw

Aulu Tjibulangan, Paiwanese dancer and choreographer with Aulu’s interpreter, Chris Chang, caught up with Jocelyn Tribe, project coordinator of the 2019 Taiwan-Australia Indigenous Artists in Residence Program. They spoke about what it was like for Aulu growing up as an Indigenous person in modern day Taiwan and how these experiences influenced his artistic career. Aulu