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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Namatjira Project
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'From the remote Australian desert to the opulence of Buckingham Palace – this is the iconic story of the Namatjira family, tracing their quest for justice.

'Albert Namatjira was a man caught between cultures – paraded as a great Australian, whilst treated with contempt. He was the first Indigenous person to be made a citizen by the Australian Government. The founder of the Indigenous art movement in Australia, his artworks gave many Australians their first glimpses into the outback heart of the country. He was widely celebrated, exhibited globally, and introduced to Queen Elizabeth.

'In 1957 he was imprisoned for something he didn’t do, and in 1959 he died, a broken man. In 1983 the Government sold the copyright to his artworks to an art dealer. Today his family fight for survival, justice and to regain their grandfather’s copyright.

'This is one of Australia’s most potent stories – illuminating the relationship between Indigenous and nonIndigenous people today, in Australia and globally.' (Production summary)

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  • Documentary

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Works about this Work

Namatjira's Legacy on TV 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 11 July no. 680 2018; (p. 32)

'The story of the international battle to reclaim the artwork and heritage of Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira can now be seen on ABC's iview until early August.' (Introduction)

[Review Essay] Namatjira Project Barnaby Smith , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: ABR : Arts 2017;

'On display in the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane is a series of thirteen paintings by Vincent Namatjira, great-grandson of Albert, titled Albert’s Story. Each painting shows an important moment in the life of the seminal painter, who died in 1959. One shows him painting with his great friend and mentor Rex Battarbee; others show him visiting Sydney and Melbourne, meeting the queen, and, in 1957, becoming one of the first Aborigines to be granted citizenship.'  (Introduction)

Namatjira Project : Painful Histories & Difficult Futures Erin Free , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 5 September 2017;
Indigenous Movies Star at Adelaide Film Festival 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 4 October no. 661 2017; (p. 8)

'Adelaide Film Festival from October 5-15, has a strong line-up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander movies, including the Australian premiere of Warwick Thornton's Sweet Country.'

Indigenous Movies Star at Adelaide Film Festival 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 4 October no. 661 2017; (p. 8)

'Adelaide Film Festival from October 5-15, has a strong line-up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander movies, including the Australian premiere of Warwick Thornton's Sweet Country.'

Namatjira Project : Painful Histories & Difficult Futures Erin Free , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 5 September 2017;
[Review Essay] Namatjira Project Barnaby Smith , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: ABR : Arts 2017;

'On display in the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane is a series of thirteen paintings by Vincent Namatjira, great-grandson of Albert, titled Albert’s Story. Each painting shows an important moment in the life of the seminal painter, who died in 1959. One shows him painting with his great friend and mentor Rex Battarbee; others show him visiting Sydney and Melbourne, meeting the queen, and, in 1957, becoming one of the first Aborigines to be granted citizenship.'  (Introduction)

Namatjira's Legacy on TV 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 11 July no. 680 2018; (p. 32)

'The story of the international battle to reclaim the artwork and heritage of Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira can now be seen on ABC's iview until early August.' (Introduction)

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