MUNGKARTA LIVING CULTURE PROJECT
Media Mob are currently in the editing stage of a short cultural documentary focussing on the Barkly community of Mungkarta. The film document's the community’s return to their homeland of Walapunpa in early June 2014.
The Desert Harmony Festival is an annual 6-day multi-arts and cultural community festival, held at Tennant Creek in the NT. The festival features music, visual arts, theatre, music, food, cultural activities, parades, film and dance from the Barkly region as well as artists from across Australia. Events are a mix of traditional, contemporary, cultural, Indigenous, non-Indigenous, youth and adult presentations.
Media Mob will be there to document the entire festival.
DESERT HARMONY FESTIVAL
AUG 15 - 31
DESERT HARMONY FESTIVAL
JULY 31 - AUG 5
JUNE - JULY- AUG
LINDY BRODIE DOCUMENTARY
Barkly Regional Arts' Media Mob are currently working on a short documentary film on renowned Tennant Creek artist Lindy Brodie
DESERT HARMONY FESTIVAL 2016
Still photography, video footage and live web streaming of events.
Production of six 30 sec TV Commercials, that feature a ‘Greenie Beanie’ welcoming visitors to experience “their genre” of activities to do in Tennant Creek.
The Greenie Beanies are young people who are passionate about: the arts; healthy eating; being active; culture; positive thinking and the land.
Their video will highlight a local ‘experience seeking’ activity that visitors can get actively involved in during their stay in Tennant Creek, all year round.
The Greenie Beanie will entice people to ‘stay the night’ and promote the 2016 themed “Healthy Living, Healthy Eating’ Desert Harmony Festival in Tennant
IDX Flint is a wonderful opportunity for the remote communities in the Barkly to receive professional training, experience and exposure to new technology and digital making practices that are not easily implemented in remote Australia. An IDX Flint experience will also inspire and delight young Indigenous people and positively contribute to their art making practice. In our vast region there are hundreds of stories to be documented, archived and shared. At BRA we use multiarts and digital technology as a way for unique expression of those stories to find a platform to keep culture strong and living. We also believe that with knowledge comes power for communities to be able to know that they can use digital media to support their culture, rather than as a device for simply playing games and being distracted from learning. An IDX Flint activity will support our purpose to keep culture strong and alive and provide a platform to tell stories in new digital ways while also help to build upon the existing digital skills at BRA for art makers and professional staff. Many of our artists already use digital media for selling artwork and sharing their music our watching videos we have created with other artists for inspiration. Finally, the cost to deliver programs in our very remote region is enormous and we rely on partnerships and grants, such as IDX Flint, to help deliver innovative ideas. We look forward to working with IDX Flint in 2016 to continue to inspire the young people in the Barkly with new ideas and digital technology for the social and cultural benefit of Indigenous Australians.