Walk with Us: Join Djilpin Arts and host Tom E Lewis for the first ever live YouTube screening by an indigenous community.
Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.04.14
Gallery: Djilpin Arts
Djilpin Arts, with host Tom E Lewis, is set to stream live in the first ever YouTube screening by an indigenous community.
Located in the remote community of Beswick (Wugularr) on the south-west border of Arnhem Land, Djilpin Arts will showcase traditional Aboriginal song and dance, hip hop, weaving and painting with Walk With Us, from their YouTube channel. It will also take in a virtual tour of the Ghunmarn Culture Centre, home of the 'Blanasi Collection', and the brand new, award-winning accommodation at Djakanimba Pavilions.
Djilpin Arts stages the annual Walking with Spirits Festival at the magnificent Malkgulumbu, Beswick Falls, where community members from all over Arnhem Land meet to re-enact the ancient art of corroboree with fire, music and imagery. Walk With Us is your personal invitation to experience this culture online.
Established in 2002, Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation operates from the Ghunmarn Cultural Centre in Beswick and the Katherine Gallery. It operates with a handful of permanent indigenous staff who maintain, develop and promote the indigenous traditional and contemporary visual, multi-media and performing arts of the Katherine and Arnhem regions.
Djilpin’s indigenous membership encompasses people from Wugularr and other communities, which are the Rittharngu/Wagalak, Dalabon, Mialli, Mara, Jawoyn and Rembarrnga language groups.
It will stream live on Thursday 24 April at the following times:
NT & SA from 7pm (ACST)
Eastern States 7.30pm (AEST)