Date(s) - 27 Apr 2012
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Frankston Arts Centre
Captioned Performance: Friday, 27 April 2012 at 8pm
With thanks to White Cleland Lawyers, Principal Access & Inclusion Partner of the Frankston Arts Centre. www.whitecleland.com.au
Created by Scott Rankin
Indigenous artist Albert Namatjira’s achingly beautiful watercolours introduced Australian suburbia to the exquisite beauty of our central desert heartland.
In a similar way, the sweeping narrative of Namatjira acts as a window through which we see ourselves, and our nation, as clearly as the landscapes Albert Namatjira gave us.
Starring Trevor Jamieson – who last gave a breathtaking performance inNgapartji Ngapartji – Namatjira captures the intense beauty, depth, opportunism, mateship and injustice that has shaped our country. Before our eyes, the grandchildren of Albert Namatjira – third generation watercolour artists – assist with the re-telling of his life, filling the stage with a huge landscape drawing of their desert country.
Namatjira is more than a night at the theatre: it is an experience of art, live on stage.