Wiradjuri Language Program Screenings: Seven animations and a film in Wiradjuri language

Bernard Sullivan (Artist)

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    Abstract

    It will premiere from Oct 2nd 2015 at Murray Art Museum Albury SEE, as part of the Wiradjuri Ngurambanggu exhibition, at the new Murray Art Museum Albury, screenings every evening.

    This exhibition took place on a screen on the wall of Murray Art Museum Albury. The films were visible and audible in the park beside one of Albury's main streets. It involved seven animations and a mostly live action fifteen minute film. All works had their gallery premiere in this space. This included In the Kitchen, Walking by the River and Meeting in a Cafe, and the film Yindyamarra Yambuwan. The contextual and conceptual nature of this work and exhibition is important, coinciding with the revitalisation of Wiradjuri language, celebrating the return of Wiradjuri language to a public space. Around sixty years ago, Uncle Stan Grant Sr's grandfather was arrested for speaking language in the street. He then said he would only speak the language in private.

    This public screening consciously made the language audible and visible in a public place once more. Yindyamarra Yambuwan is almost certainly the longest film made entirely in Wiradjuri language, and so, this event supports a key moment in the return of Wiradjuri language to being actively used in Wiradjuri country.
    Original languageEnglish
    Media of outputFilm
    Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 2015

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