Conversations with Indigenous Artists

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From the iconic voices of Jimmy Little and Archie Roach, to director Warwick Thornton, STUDIO celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples this NAIDOC week 2 – 6 July at 6pm.

Namatjira the Painter- Monday 2 July 6.00pm
This is the story of Aboriginal watercolour artist Albert Namatjira, who met a well-known white Australian artist in 1934 and was inspired to learn how to paint. He had a prodigious skill, and now his paintings are highly valuable.

Life’s Big Question – Warwick Thornton – Tuesday 3 July 6.00pm
This series, hosted by theologian Scott Stephens, talks to high profile Australians about what they think is the meaning of life. In this episode get a unique insight into Samson and Delilah director Warwick Thornton.

Talking Heads – Archie Roach & Ruby Hunter – Wednesday 4 July 6.00pm
Hosted by Peter Thompson, one of Australia’s most skilled interviewers, Talking Heads is a firmly established favourite, providing a real insight into the world of some of Australia’s most prominent personalities. The programs focus on the early influences, career choices, highlights and future aspirations of some of Australia’s most influential people – this episode looks at Indigenous singers Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter.

Jimmy Little – Thursday 5 July 6.00pm
Known as the ‘Honey Voice’, Jimmy Little was the first Aboriginal performer to have a number one record in Australia. This moving documentary remembers his life as an important indigenous activist and iconic Australian singer.

Boomalli – Five Koorie Artists – Friday 6 July 6.00pm
Boomalli is a cooperative of Aboriginal and Koorie artists, photographers, designers and filmmakers. This inspiring documentary looks at the contemporary work these artists are creating, and the new ways in which they are expressing Indigenous identity.