Albert Namatjira’s family regains copyright of his artwork after Dick Smith intervenes
“Profoundly moving, what makes the film so powerful is the sense of collaboration and generosity.” **** Paul Byrne
“Deeply personal… this film is a reminder of how far we have come and how far we have to go.”
“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.”****
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’
‘It’s hard to imagine the family of a white artist being treated like Albert Namatjira’s’
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’
‘National Gallery of Australia Muzzled Over Namatjira Art Treasures’
‘From Alice Springs to Buckingham Palace – The Fight for Albert Namatjira’s Legacy’
‘Copyright Battle Over Indigenous Artwork’, featuring Sophia Marinos, Gloria Pannka, Lewina Namatjira, Judith Ryan & Vivien Anderson
”The Namatjira Project’: A family’s battle to regain copyright control to Albert Namatjira’s work’
‘MIFF 2017 Premiere Charts Family’s Battle to Reclaim Albert Namatjira’s Legacy’
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.
The Weekend Australian 25/2/17
Fran Kelly, ABC Radio National
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