This year’s festival will be ’Celebrating Indigenous Films Under the Milkyway’, featuring curated works by Australian and international Indigenous filmmakers, from Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 November 2017 at Event Cinema George Street, Sydney.
The importance of Pacific Runway in Australia is more than the stunning fashion walking down that runway. It is a platform of acceptance and inclusion. It embraces a culture that Australia is not too familiar with and allows young creatives to tell their story through their work, designs, styling and the fierce walks down the runway. Interviewed by Carolina De La Piedra.
“This movement resonates around the globe and here in Australia, where we have become inured to the high incarceration rates and deaths in custody of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It’s as if their lives do not matter,” said Aboriginal leader, former Commissioner into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, and 2008 Laureate Senator Pat Dodson.
Over 10 days from 1 September, the Channels Festival 2017: 'Futures of' presents some of the best new contemporary moving image from over 90 Australian and international artists in 14 events - including four new commissioned artworks by Australian women artists.
Lipstick Under My Burkha is the bold narrative of four feisty women in rebellion against the social conventions which confine them. The story follows four sassy women, exploring their sexual awakening through daring and secretive quests. Their lust for excitement leads to compromising situations, fuelling the humour injected throughout the film.
Yawuru Jarndu first started operating in 1987 when it was established as an Indigenous women’s resource centre by Yawuru women, with the aim of recording oral history and preserving Yawuru language and culture. The organisation evolved into an arts and textiles business, offering training in screen printing and dressmaking, producing fabrics for clothing and home wares, designed and made by local Indigenous artists.