Screening of three short films by Slide Artist Ishmael Marika
Tuesday 8 September, 7am
Gertrude Contemporary21-31 High St, Preston VIC 3072
Free. No bookings required.
As an extension of Ishmael Marika's Slide exhibition, please join us for a screening of a selection of short film works: Galka; the land rights documentary Wanga Watangumirri Dharuk; and the stop-motion animation featured in Slide.
The films will be screening in Studio 18 at Gertrude Contemporary between 5.30 and 6.30pm on Tuesday the 8th of September.
An interview with Ishmael about his practice, including his motivations for making Galka, is available here.
Ishmael is currently a director, editor, and production officer at The Mulka Project in Yirrkala. He has worked on numerous cultural productions for the Yolngu including documentations of dhapi, bapurru, and other ceremonial events. He is best know for his documentary on Yolngu land rights entitled Wanga Watangumirri Dharuk, which has screened at many festivals as well as a private screening with the East Timor President Ramos Horta. He has recently released his second film a drama depicting Yolngu sorcery entitled Galka. This film was launched to standing ovations at Garma 2014.
More information about Ishmael's Slide exhibition, curated by Fayen d'Evie, is available here.