Profoundly moving, what makes the film so powerful is the sense of collaboration and generosity.” **** Paul Byrne

Sydney Morning Herald


Compassionate…heartbreaking” ****

Australian Book Review


Deeply personal… this film is a reminder of how far we have come and how far we have to go.”

The Australian


Moving… a fascinating slice of our history through a complex, multilayered story.”



Bold and unconventional… it could very well be the ignition source that lights a fire of discussion around one of this country’s most important artists, and what his life and death have to say about the fraught relationship between white and Indigenous Australia.”****


Copyright Victory!

Namatjira Project  is  central to a social impact campaign aimed at returning the rights to Albert Namatjira’s artworks to his family And guess what? WE DID IT!! The news reached the far corners of the globe, from Australia, to London, New York and beyond. A few links for you here:


‘Namatjira family strikes ‘stunning and historic’ deal to win back copyrights’

RN Breakfast, Radio, 16 Oct ’17


‘It’s hard to imagine the family of a white artist being treated like Albert Namatjira’s’

The Guardian, 17 Oct ’17 


Albert Namatjira’s family regains copyright of his artwork after Dick Smith intervenes

ABC News, 15 Oct ’17

In The News

Click through to read the full articles, hear us on the radio and see us on the TV!


‘The Conversation Hour: Bennelong and Albert Namatjira’

ABC Radio Melbourne, 6 Sept ’17


‘National Gallery of Australia Muzzled Over Namatjira Art Treasures’

The Australian, 2 Sept ’17


‘A national embarrassment’: the dispute over Albert Namatjira’s copyright’,
featuring the panel discussion after the MIFF World Premiere

ABC RN Awaye!, 12 Sept ’17


From Alice Springs to Buckingham Palace – The Fight for Albert Namatjira’s Legacy

The Guardian, 5 Aug ’17


‘Copyright Battle Over Indigenous Artwork’,  featuring Sophia Marinos, Gloria Pannka, Lewina Namatjira, Judith Ryan & Vivien Anderson

SBS TV,  4 Aug ’17


”The Namatjira Project’: A family’s battle to regain copyright control to Albert Namatjira’s work’

RN breakfast, ABC Radio, 4 Aug ’17


‘MIFF 2017 Premiere Charts Family’s Battle to Reclaim Albert Namatjira’s Legacy’

The Age, 29 Jul ’17



Support the Namatjiras by hosting your own screening – rally together your friends and colleagues! You can host a cinema screening, a community screening, and even set it up as a fundraiser for the Namatjira Legacy Trust – whichever way you go, your support in getting this film out far and wide is invaluable.

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ACT NOW to support the Namatjiras

Namatjira Project invites you to participate. Join the movement to support the Namatjiras and their Western Aranda communities:

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Albert Namatjira left behind our most famous indigenous art estate, so why does his family have no say in how it is run?

The Weekend Australian 25/2/17

His legacy is enormous, he is one of our great painters…

Fran Kelly, ABC Radio National


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