WAITING FOR ALLIGATOR

WAITING FOR ALLIGATOR

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 22.09.16

A play less like Samuel Beckett's could hardly be imagined. But like 'Godot', we do spend a good part of 'The Drover's Wife' waiting for, but never meeting Alligator, the legendary dog in the Henry Lawson story that gave Leah...» Read More

 

KEN SISTERS WIN THE WYNNE!

KEN SISTERS WIN THE WYNNE!

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.07.16

It's that time of year again when the Art Gallery of NSW gets down and populist with its Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes announced today. The Archibald is the 'Big Telstra' equivalent, of course. But the greatest Indigenous significance this...» Read More

 

DANCING NYAPANYAPA

DANCING NYAPANYAPA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.06.16

It was an emotional night as the Bangarra Dance Theatre - wasn't it once called Bangarra Aboriginal Dance Theatre? – opened a triple bill of dances in Sydney which will tour the country until September and then head for the...» Read More

 

FILMS GO BACK TO COUNTRY

FILMS GO BACK TO COUNTRY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 14.06.16

The Sydney Film Festival opened with an Indigenous thriller and followed up with a Black documentary that is also slated for a theatrical release. But the coincidental parallels between the two were almost as important as each film on its...» Read More

 

CLEVERMAN

CLEVERMAN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 28.05.16

“There's less and less being made unless it's a superhero movie”, complained the Aussie director Jocelyn Moorehouse (The Dressmaker, Proof, etc) in the SMH last week. Well that's the opposite of the view taken by tyro Indigenous film-maker Ryan Griffen,...» Read More

 

Argy-Bargy in Public

Argy-Bargy in Public

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 13.05.16

“We need to have argy-bargy in public”, insists Rhoda Roberts, the Sydney Opera House Head of Indigenous Programming, who is celebrating the 49th anniversary of the Aboriginal Referendum in 1967 with a double-bunger – the first Indigenous art on the...» Read More

 

DAVID PAGE

DAVID PAGE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 05.05.16

Tragedy has struck a second time for the Page clan with the death last weekend of David Page, composer, actor and autobiographer. David was the musical heartbeat of Bangarra Dance Theatre, composing scores for 27 of the company’s 35 major...» Read More