Walkabout (15)
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, PL4 8AA

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For many Western audiences, Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout was their first exposure to Aboriginal culture on screen. It also gave David Gulpilil his first acting role. Based on James Vance Marshall’s book of the same name, this film centres around two abandoned white siblings left to fend for themselves in the Outback where they encounter an Aboriginal boy who might just be able to save them.

Director: Nicolas Roeg, Australia, 1971, 100 mins  

Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth
Date: Monday 22 November 2021
Time: 19:00 – 20:40
Tickets: standard £6 / concessions £4

Free for University of Plymouth students as part of SPiA (Student Participation in Arts).

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21 October 2021 – 27 February 2022

The award-winning Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition has been entirely conceived and curated by a team of First Australians, led by Margo Neale, Senior Indigenous Curator at the National Museum of Australia and custodial elders from the Central and Western Deserts of Australia.

The exhibition features over 300 paintings and objects by more than 100 artists shown across two venues, The Levinsky Gallery and The Box. Songlines takes visitors on an epic journey that traverses three states, three deserts and some 500,000 square kilometres, travelling from west to east: to places in the deserts of the Martu, the Ngaanyatjarra and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) peoples. Using the power of contemporary art, performance, song, photography and multimedia, the exhibition shares ancient stories from the world’s oldest continuing culture.

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Seven Sisters Songline 1994 by Josephine Mick, Ninuku Arts © the artist/Copyright Agency 2020. Image: National Museum of Australia

Seven Sisters Songline 1994 by Josephine Mick, Ninuku Arts © the artist/Copyright Agency 2020. Image: National Museum of Australia

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