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Open Mic August 2016

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

Open Mic August 2016

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Mandy and Flynn in front of the beautiful bag display produced in the Injalak Arts workshop — at Katherine Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts And Cultrual Centre.

Posted on Mar 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Mandy and Flynn in front of the beautiful bag display produced in the Injalak Arts workshop — at Katherine Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts And Cultrual Centre.

The Imprinted on Country Story In late 2012, the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts approved funding for Katherine Regional Arts to deliver a program of printing workshops in the Big Rivers Region. Five workshops were delivered during 2013 in a range of techniques including etching, Japanese woodblock, relief printing, silkscreen printing and designing for textile products. Workshops 1 & 2, Beswick & Katherine, April, 2013: These workshops were co-funded and presented in partnership with local Aboriginal Corporation, Djilpin Arts. Workshop space and equipment for the Katherine workshop was contributed by Territory Craft Katherine. Renowned printmaker Basil Hall travelled from NSW to run two workshops; the first in Beswick, a remote Indigenous community 120km from Katherine, and the second in Katherine township. The workshops, in etching and Japanese wood block, resulted in beautiful prints, some of which have been purchased by collectors and/or exhibited interstate during 2013. Workshop 3, Barunga, April – May, 2013: This workshop, co-funded by Roper Gulf Regional Council, developed skills in textile design in response to Barunga residents’ desire to develop a suite of products to sell at the 2013 Barunga Festival. Katherine-based Johanna Bell and Helen Aland facilitated two textile design workshops at Barunga Indigenous community, 80km from Katherine. Darwin-based graphic designer Tim Growcott prepared the designs for printing to a range of products including T-shirts, bags, tea towels, greeting cards and fridge magnets which were sold at the Festival with great success. Alice Springs-based Enterprise Learning Projects are now supporting this microenterprise. Workshop 4, Minyerri, September 2013: This one-week printmaking workshop was delivered in Minyerri, a remote Indigenous community 220km from Katherine. Enterprise Learning Projects’ Mel Henderson worked with 11 local women to develop skills in relief printing through stamping found objects, stencil screen printing and using drawing fluid and screen filler. The workshop was designed to equip the participants with skills to help them develop a local microenterprise business. T-shirts designed in this workshop are now available for purchase at Enterprise Learning Projects’ online store. Workshop 5, Katherine, October 2013:  The final workshop was delivered with funding assistance from partner Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre, and once again supported by Territory Craft Katherine and Djilpin Arts. Three Indigenous printmakers from Injalak Arts & Crafts, Arnhem Land, delivered a workshop for Indigenous and non Indigenous artists in Katherine. Injalak artists Isaiah Nagurrgurrba, Reuben Managku and Samson Namundja were accompanied by Darwin printmaker Tim Growcott. The workshop resulted in a wide variety of prints to fabric and paper, demonstrating the breadth of imagination in our...

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