Melbourne: Strain wildlife documentary in film festival

A Kimberley documentary has featured at the Environmental Film Festival in Melbourne.

Coloured mangrove crab by Peter Strain

Coloured mangrove crab by Peter Strain

“Secrets of the Kimberley” features the photographic art of marine creatures by Broome Photographer Peter Strain.

He describes it as “a different way of seeing nature: anthropomorphic and art values featuring small marine creatures from the remote Kimberley shoreline”. [go to website]

The thirty minute documentary follows a journey to remote Kimberley reefs as Broome Photographer combines expressionistic pohotography of marine creatures with the work of a science team examining the extraordinary coral reefs of remote onshore reefs.

Art meets science. The photos featured in this documentary went on to become a major museum exhibition – “Line of Sight – Art meets Science on Australia’s Kimberley coast”.


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Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 Broome, Environment, People Comments Off

Turia portrait in art prize finals

A portrait of bushfire survivor Turia Pitt is a finalist in the prestigious Black Swan portraiture prize.

A bushfire trapped her and other competitors in the 2011 Racing the Planet marathon at El Questro.

Ms Pitt, who was then an engineer at Argyle,  had burns to much of her face and body.

She has continued to compete in various events as part of her rehabilitation.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Friday, August 1st, 2014 People Comments Off

Kununurra: Rolf Harris plaque stolen

Someone has stolen a plaque from one of the celebrity trees in Kununurra’s Celebrity Tree Park.

Council was due to vote this week on whether to keep or remove the plaque after Harris’ UK sexual abuse conviction.

Trees planted by former Premier Brian Burke and former PM Julia Gillard have also been damaged or uprooted. [read this story]

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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 Kununurra, Local Government, Police and courts Comments Off

People: Amy Nuggett

Museum curator Sandy Toussaint tells the story of the exhibition Ngurntakura Wangki.

It featured the work of Amy Nuggett and other artists.

This feature article also tells the story of the book, also called Ngurntakura Wangki, about Amy Nuggett’s life and times.

The Conversation [read this story]

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Monday, June 2nd, 2014 Aboriginal, Fitzroy Crossing Comments Off

Central Kimberley rock art from the colonial period

Central Kimberley rock art changed dramatically when Aborigines started working on stations.

The subject matter is also very different to Pilbara rock art from the same period.

Two archaeologists have been working with local Aboriginal identities to document and explain the art.

Science Network [read this story]

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Monday, June 2nd, 2014 Aboriginal Comments Off

Canning Stock Route: First rock art dates

Scientists say some of the Canning Stock Route’s rock art is between 2 – 3,000 years old.

They were using a new method that only requires a tiny speck of paint to be removed, for analysis in the USA.

However the method only works for paintings containing charcoal or other organic matter.

They say underlying red ochre paintings may be much older.

Science Network [read this story]

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Saturday, April 26th, 2014 Aboriginal Comments Off

Looma: Handcrafted glass lamps

Looma has been producing one-off handcrafted bamboo and fused indoor glass lamps.

Loomalites [go to website]

The product gained considerable attention at last year’s Dwell on Design expo at Los Angeles, California.

Hollywood Reporter [read this story]


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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 Business and finance Comments Off

People: Amy Nuggett

Perth’s Gallery Central is showing Walmajarri woman Amy Nuggett’s work from this Wednesday 10 February.

There will also be a launch of her new book at the official opening on Friday.

You can read a media release here:

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Saturday, February 8th, 2014 Aboriginal, People Comments Off
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