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"Pitcha This: Contemporary Indigenous Imagery"
2007-07-01 until 2007-08-24
Koori Heritage Trust Cultural Centre
To mark the 50th year anniversary of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day of Celebration (NAIDOC), Sista Girl Productions working with Wayne Quilliam (Indigenous Photographer) and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image announces the opening of PITCHA THIS - an innovative and cutting edge new view of indigenous imagery that not only celebrates "their being", identity, culture and land, but more importantly, directly refutes the constant negative portrayal of Indigenous people in today's Australian Media. Wayne Quilliam has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2001.
PITCHA THIS - uses film, photography and digital storytelling to inspire, strengthen, educate, and entertain by promoting positive images of six Victorian Indigenous communities.
The communities involved are Gippsland, Swan Hill, Mullum Mullum, Heywood, Rumbalara Football Club and A.S.H.E, Shepparton, and the Victorian Indigenous Youth Advisory Council.
Each community was invited to actively participate in:-
Acquiring the necessary skills to produce their own digital stories, the result of which is an emotional, realistic, and inspiring portrayal of Indigenous community life.
Learning the finer points of photography, and producing positive images of their own communities. These images are being creatively displayed in a photographic exhibition at the Koori Heritage Trust.
The photographic exhibition opens at the Koori Heritage Trust Cultural Centre, 295 King Street, Melbourne on Wednesday 11th July, and runs until the 24th of August, 2007.
All digital stories will be showing at the Koori Heritage Trust during the photographic exhibition.
View more of Quilliam's work at http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/w/waynequilliam/.
Year Created: 2001
Medium: Cibachrome Photograph
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