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Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Albert Namatjira was a man of firsts: the first successful indigenous artist and the first indigenous man to be made an Australian citizen. At the height of his fame in the 1950s Albert Namatjira's shows sold out within minutes. If you didn't own one of his paintings you probably had a print in your lounge room.

'He also supported over six hundred members of his community, lost two of his ten children to malnutrition, was forbidden to own land, imprisoned for having a drink with his friends, and died a broken man.

'Namatjira is a whole-hearted tribute to a great man. (From the publisher's website.)

Production Details

  • Co-produced by Company B Belvoir and Big hART, Belvoir Street Theatre Upstairs, 27 September - 9 November 2010. Director: Wayne Blair and Scott Rankin.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2010

Works about this Work

On Namatjira's Plains, Appreciation for a Familiar Landscape Reborn Amos Aikman , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 January 2014; (p. 1, 2)
Play's Journey Drawn from Life Elissa Blake , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 September no. 54888 2013; (p. 14)

— Review of Namatjira Scott Rankin 2010 single work drama
Namatjira Play Starts as Relatives Meet Queen Namatjira Family Revisit Royal Link Matthew Westwood , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 November 2013; (p. 10) The Australian , 29 November 2013; (p. 12)
y The Challenge of Humour in Contemporary Australian Indigenous Theatre : Examining the Relationship between Performer and Audience in 'The 7 Stages of Grieving', 'Stolen' and 'Namatjira' Bronwen J McNab , Adelaide : 2013 9293207 2013 single work thesis
Namatjira Star on the Rise : Smash Hit of the Centre 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Land Rights News , August 2012 vol. 2 no. 2 2012; (p. 26)
'Actor Derik Lynch looks back on Namatjira as the inspiring true story that lifted him to a new level in his career as a performer - but he's not stopping there...'
Honouring Albert Kirstie Parker , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 1 June no. 502 2011; (p. 53)
An Art Born of Both Worlds Joyce Morgan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 6 August 2011; (p. 16-17)
Untitled Elly Varrenti , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 August 2011; (p. 19)

— Review of Namatjira Scott Rankin 2010 single work drama
Different Strokes Diana Streak , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 September 2011; (p. 10-12)
Blood Ties to the Red Heart Reveal a Big Australian Jacqueline Williams , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 September 2011; (p. 1)
Brilliant Portrayal of Indigenous Icon Peter Wilkins , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 September 2011; (p. 7)

— Review of Namatjira Scott Rankin 2010 single work drama
Theatre, Music and Real Time Art Lyn Mills , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 September 2011; (p. 9)
Show Paints a Moving Portrait Tamara Gasser , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury , 22 September 2011; (p. 11)
Honouring Albert Brett Boardman , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 21 September no. 510 2011; (p. 19)
Namatjira 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , no. 511 2011; (p. 44)

— Review of Namatjira Scott Rankin 2010 single work drama
'I Can Tell the Stories from the Heart of Our Country.' : Trevor Jamieson Joyce Morgan , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 October 2010; (p. 4-5)
Untitled Elissa Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 3 October 2010; (p. 14)

— Review of Namatjira Scott Rankin 2010 single work drama
Story Draws Together Colourful Threads of an Artist's Life Jason Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 October 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of Namatjira Scott Rankin 2010 single work drama
Play Features Art Great's Life Margaret Smith , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 22 September no. 485 2010; (p. 76)
Untitled Elissa Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 3 October 2010; (p. 14)

— Review of Namatjira Scott Rankin 2010 single work drama
Story Draws Together Colourful Threads of an Artist's Life Jason Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 October 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of Namatjira Scott Rankin 2010 single work drama
Untitled Elly Varrenti , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 August 2011; (p. 19)

— Review of Namatjira Scott Rankin 2010 single work drama
Brilliant Portrayal of Indigenous Icon Peter Wilkins , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 September 2011; (p. 7)

— Review of Namatjira Scott Rankin 2010 single work drama
Namatjira 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , no. 511 2011; (p. 44)

— Review of Namatjira Scott Rankin 2010 single work drama
Play's Journey Drawn from Life Elissa Blake , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 September no. 54888 2013; (p. 14)

— Review of Namatjira Scott Rankin 2010 single work drama
'I Can Tell the Stories from the Heart of Our Country.' : Trevor Jamieson Joyce Morgan , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 October 2010; (p. 4-5)
Play Features Art Great's Life Margaret Smith , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 22 September no. 485 2010; (p. 76)
Honouring Albert Kirstie Parker , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 1 June no. 502 2011; (p. 53)
An Art Born of Both Worlds Joyce Morgan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 6 August 2011; (p. 16-17)
Different Strokes Diana Streak , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 September 2011; (p. 10-12)
Blood Ties to the Red Heart Reveal a Big Australian Jacqueline Williams , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 September 2011; (p. 1)
Theatre, Music and Real Time Art Lyn Mills , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 September 2011; (p. 9)
Show Paints a Moving Portrait Tamara Gasser , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury , 22 September 2011; (p. 11)
Honouring Albert Brett Boardman , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 21 September no. 510 2011; (p. 19)
Namatjira Play Starts as Relatives Meet Queen Namatjira Family Revisit Royal Link Matthew Westwood , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 November 2013; (p. 10) The Australian , 29 November 2013; (p. 12)
On Namatjira's Plains, Appreciation for a Familiar Landscape Reborn Amos Aikman , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 January 2014; (p. 1, 2)
Namatjira Star on the Rise : Smash Hit of the Centre 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Land Rights News , August 2012 vol. 2 no. 2 2012; (p. 26)
'Actor Derik Lynch looks back on Namatjira as the inspiring true story that lifted him to a new level in his career as a performer - but he's not stopping there...'
y The Challenge of Humour in Contemporary Australian Indigenous Theatre : Examining the Relationship between Performer and Audience in 'The 7 Stages of Grieving', 'Stolen' and 'Namatjira' Bronwen J McNab , Adelaide : 2013 9293207 2013 single work thesis

Awards

2012 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Regional Touring Production For the 2011 Big hART touring production.
2011 nominated AWGIE Awards Stage Award
2010 nominated Sydney Theatre Awards Best Mainstage Production For the 2010 Company B Belvoir and Big hART production.
2010 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best New Australian Work For the 2010 Company B Belvoir and Big hART production.
Last amended 25 Sep 2012 05:36:57
Subjects:
  • Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
  • 1900-1999
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