Date(s) - 17 Sep 2011
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Canberra Theatre Centre Playhouse
Belvoir St Theatre’s NAMATJIRA
Captioned Performance: Saturday, 17 September at 2pm at The Playhouse, Canberra
Created by Scott Rankin
The grandchildren of Albert Namatjira re-tell the story of his remarkable life.
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 in Ngapartji 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.
Duration: 150 minutes, inclusive of interval
Venue: The Playhouse
Suit Children: Yes, this show is suitable for children