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Honouring a pioneer, Luise Hercus (1926-2018)

Cover image: still from film taken by Graham Hercus, 1966; original in Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies; Thantyi song (detail) transcribed by Grace Koch; cover design by Sarah Martin (adapted from a design by Jenny Green) The focus by Batchelor Ins
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Parrtjima Light Festival

(from left) Rhoda Roberts-Curator, Dale Wakefield-Minister, Lauren Moss-Minister, Pat Dodson-Artist, Damien Ryan-Mayor Photo credit: Red Hot Arts Parrtjima is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind. The annual festival is held over ten nights in Alice Springs and fea
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SIR the label gives back for Autumn Winter ’18 Campaign

SIR the label is paying homage to the land they call home by giving back to the territory at the heart of their new AW’18 campaign. The label will be donating a percentage of their online sales for preorders to Northern Territory organisation the Batchelor Institute for Indigenous Ter
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Visual Arts Students centre stage at DAAF Fashion Show

Batchelor Institute students and staff designs at DAAF’s Country to Couture Fashion Show. Images: Chelsea Heaney   The work of visual art students and lecturers at the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education was showcased at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair’s Cou
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Arts students centre stage at Tjungu

Last month our visual arts students were featured at the Tjungu Festival‘s Indigenous fashion parade. Batchelor Institute presented a collection of dresses made using fabric produced during a workshop at Mutitjulu and designed and sewn during another workshop at Desert Peoples C
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New book illustrates the homecoming of stolen generation children

A beautiful new illustrated poem about the homecoming of stolen generation children was launched on Thursday December 15th by Batchelor Press. The Red Dress Woman was written by Goori woman Gloria Daylight Corliss and illustrated by Western Australian Indigenous artist Patsy Mudgedell
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From Yuendumu to the Melbourne Cup: Aboriginal Artist to Feature On Race Day

L: Otto Sims and Batchelor Institute lecturer Brigida Stewart working on the dress. R: Otto Sims painting in Yuendumu   Central Australian Indigenous artist Otto Sims has been invited to showcase his work at the Melbourne Cup Fashions on the Fields event this year. With the help
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Visual Arts Students Take On National Art Fair

Batchelor Insitute Visual Arts Lecturer Brigida Stewart with Model Magnolia Maymuru   The work of visual arts students from Batchelor Institute was showcased at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair. The From Country To Couture fashion parade featured 20 unique designs from students in
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