Yirawala: Picasso of Arnhem Land

Australia, 1982

Film
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Examines the sentiment and philosophy of artist Yirawala, MBE, spiritual leader of the Gunwingu tribe who fought to stop uranium mining and the destruction of his land and religion. Examines many of the bark paintings of Yirawala and the myths behind them.

Credits

producer/director

Sandra Holmes

production company

Morning Star Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:49:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33087

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Aboriginal Australia → Yirawala, 1894-9176

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

Crafts & Visual Arts → Aboriginal Australian artists

Crafts & Visual Arts → Aboriginal Australians - Painting

Crafts & Visual Arts → Yirawala, 1894-9176

History → Aboriginal Australians - Legends

People → Yirawala, 1894-9176

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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