Arnhem Land, the Torres Strait, the Rift Valley, Central Australia, Cape York, Korea, England, China, France, USA, Spain, Germany, Greece, Singapore, Indonesia, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Canada, Tonga and more…
Bridging cultures: explore the Creative cowboy website, there is a great deal to watch, to hear and to read. You can purchase Creative cowboy documentaries securely at the shop on this website.
The Creative cowboy year began in Singapore at Art Stage Singapore 2013. The April issue of the creative-i magazine puts Art Stage Singapore centre stage as we hear from some of the artists exhibiting there. Indonesia’s ARAHMAIANI discusses her work in connecting cultures and points of difference and TISNA SANJAYA is relentless in creating his work I Like Kapital – Kapital Like Me. SANDRA HILL from Western Australia tells us about the stolen generations and we visit the Little Arts Academy in Singapore. Creative cowboy Maasai scholar FRANCIS NKODIDIO updates us from Nairobi on the progress he is making with his studies and YANN FOLLAIN discusses his work of designing spaces and places for the arts in Singapore.
Creative cowboy films free to air NITV / SBS broadcasts (Australia):
From Badu Island in the Torres Strait, the documentary ALICK TIPOTI: Zugub, the mask, the spirits and the stars
From Arnhem Land the films Rock art and Yingana and Knowledge painting and country
From Utopia, Central Australia, the documentary Bush plum: the contemporary art of Angelina Pwerle
ALICK’s film is being shown continuously during the exhibition Performative Prints from the Torres Strait at the Arts Centre Melbourne 23 March to 23 June 2013.
All these films can be purchased on DVD from the Creative cowboy films shop on this website. Visit the documentary section of this website to learn more.
creative-i magazine – forthcoming issues
First Nations issue
March was spent in Australia’s wet tropics working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. In a forthcoming ‘First Nations’ issue of creative-i magazine we meet NAPOLEAN OUI and we find out about the art of Australia’s rainforest people. We speak to JOEL NGALLAMETTA from Aurukun about his recent work and catch up with Torres Strait artist BRIAN ROBINSON to discuss the exhibition men + GODS and more. While in Cairns we take the opportunity to visit master printmaker THEO TREMBLAY. Film clips of all these encounters will be available online in coming weeks. From Canada we feature an article on the artistry of ROLAND LORENTE and ALINE SAFFORE as they document the spectacular regalia of the Powwow dancers of Eastern Canada.
Art and nature issue
We follow JOHN WOLSELEY in the evolving landscape.
The Art and nature issue of creative-i is very much a painter’s issue. JOHN WOLSELEY describes a recent painting from Australia’s Northern Territory.
‘It shows the fecund flowing mass of life and aquatic plants and fish and how they are all an integral part of one particular ecosystem’.
ERIC WADDELL says ‘For WOLSELEY the history of the earth is inscribed in the frond of a fern, seeds, pollen, spores, insects, butterflies, birds are fine grained measures of the state of the world and they bear witness to its essential unity. Intimate space and cosmic space are two facets of a single reality, one is the mirror of the other’.
We reflect on the genius of FRED WILLIAMS in describing the Australian landscape and we follow in FRED’s footsteps as we take a journey to Werribee Gorge in Victoria, Australia.
DR HUGH WIRTH discusses animals and culture and we take a journey through the camera lens of ANDREA HYLANDS as she captures the natural history of Australia’s tropical Cape York.