01/10/2012

Arnhem Land Workshops

I ran a couple of stop motion animation sessions at the fantastic Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre in Yirrkala, Arnhem Land. An amazing and beautiful place that's home to a powerhouse creative community. My friend Donald Russell the Carpenter built a great setup for me out of scrap materials from around the art centre.

I had a morning session with a group of Grade 5s from the local school and an afternoon session with Randjupi Mununggurr and Ishmael Marika, staff members at the Mulka Project. The Mulka project is a media production and archiving project whose "mission is to sustain and protect Yolngu cultural knowledge in Northeast Arnhem Land under the leadership of community members." Check it out.

Here are some snaps from the morning session. Animations to follow. EDIT: watch them here. Note they are silent.