Provenance Arts’ Experience Space is a superb venue for events. With ample room, seating, friendly ambience and excellent air conditioning it’s a great place for people to gather, share, listen, learn and participate.
Details of Forthcoming Events
School Holiday Activities
Mayhmayh- Different Birds Tuesdays – the book of the same name by Graham Badari is the inspiration for this session
Join Kunwinjku guide Rodriguez Wilson for an hour of fun and interactive learning about the importance of birds in Aboriginal culture. Rodriguez will read the book, tell stories about culture and lead kids through some fun activities.
Best for primary school age kids.
Tuesday October 2, 11-12
Tuesday October 9, 11-12
Kunwinjku for Kids Thursdays – based on the Kunwinjku Counting Book by Gabriel Maralngurra
Kunwinjku speaker Rodriguez Wilson will lead kids through an hour of fun and games all in Kunwinjku, with some storytelling thrown in too.
Best for primary school age kids.
Thursday October 4, 11-12
Thursday October 11, 11-12
Cultural Film Screenings
In our theatrette each week day of the school holidays
October 5 at 5.30 – 7 pm: LAUNCH OF THE DVD OF THE SONG KEEPERS WITH DIRECTOR NAINA SEN.
Director Naina Sen will speak about the film and screen excerpts.
With their charismatic conductor, the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir embark on an historic tour of Germany, to take back the hymns that were given to their great grandparents by the German Lutherans over a century ago, but in their own Western Arrarnta and Pitjantjatjara languages and on their own terms. The Song Keepers explores this incredible musical legacy and the complex, unspoken duality of Central Desert identity that goes with it, through the personal stories of these extraordinary women who take us through their world and navigate a new one with incredible humour, strength and honesty
“POWERFUL, FUNNY, MOVING AND REVELATORY, THE SONG KEEPERS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY FILM.” – THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
September 15 at 10 am: Crabbing with Dad – Children’s Book Reading and Signing with Paul Seden
Paul Seden is descended from the Wuthathi and Muralag people of North Queensland. He grew up in Darwin and he loves to draw and tell stories. Paul works as a Fisheries Officer and he is inspired by the adventures he has with his family in the creeks around Darwin. Crabbing with Dad is the first book he has both written and illustrated.
Aimed at a younger audience, children will love reading about the adventures of two small children as they go out in the boat with Dad to set crab pots in their secret spot. Paul will read Crabbing with Dad and will then be available for book signings.
September 16 at 3 pm: David Batty – From Bush Mechanics to Black As – an Illustrated Odyssey
Legendary film maker David Batty of Rebel Films is our guest for one very special afternoon at Provenance Arts.
David will chat, show clips, tell some OTR stories and answer questions. It will be a great afternoon and we look forward to him putting our theatrette through its paces.
As part of our Desert in Darwin month we are inviting creatives and interesting people with desert experiences to share their stories with us.
We are delighted to be able to host David fresh from the Capricornia Film Awards in this semi-rare public appearance.
Seats limited to 50.
Batty’s career spans 34 years of writing, producing, directing and shooting documentaries throughout most parts of Australia and PNG. With seven TV series, five one hours and over two hundred short form docs David’s films entertain, and give insight into rarefied worlds. Batty is well known for his hit television series, “Bush Mechanics” created with Francis Jupurrurla of Yuendumu which reached an audience of over three million viewers. Recent projects include directing “Coniston”, the story of Australia’s last massacre of Aboriginal People in Central Australia and the Web Series “Black As”, which tracks four young men and their wild adventures across Arnhem Land.
Official opening of Provenance Arts
We invite you and your family, friends and colleagues to join us in a celebration on 23 July 2018 from 4 to 6 pm for the official opening of Provenance Arts. We are delighted that the Chief Minister, The Honorable Michael Gunner, has agreed to open for us.
Launch of Rock Art Book
On the same day as the opening, The Honorable Lauren Moss, Minister for Tourism and Culture will launch our self-published Injalak Hill Rock Art Book.
We welcome external inquiries about event hosting and suggestions. Please contact us.