NAIDOC Week 2016 | Programs at Artspace

NAIDOC Week 2016 | Programs at Artspace
 | Thursday 7 and Saturday 9 July
Location | Artspace
Cost | All events are free and held at Artspace unless otherwise specified. 
Bookings | No bookings required

Tracey Moffatt, 'Bedevil' (still), 1993, Courtesy the artist and Ronin Films.

Tracey Moffatt, 'Bedevil' (still), 1993, Courtesy the artist and Ronin Films.


Artspace will host a number of free screenings and talks as part of NAIDOC Week 2016. All events are free and held at Artspace unless otherwise specified. No bookings required



Film Screening
Koori: A Will to Win, 1987


On Thursday 7 July at 6pm, Artspace is pleased to present a screening of the 1987 Australian documentary, Koori: A Will To Win. Directed by Christopher Sweeney and based on James Wilson-Miller’s 1985 novel of the same title, Koori: A Will to Win is a story of resistance, survival and ultimately of triumph. In it, Wilson-Miller traces the last 200 years of his family tribal history, that of the Wonnarua people of the Hunter River Valley in New South Wales. With pride and sensitivity, the film illuminates the past of a people who have survived every attempt to destroy them as a separate race and culture. Koori: A Will To Win is a personal story about one family’s survival before, during and after the period of the Stolen Generations. The screening will be introduced by Wilson-Miller.


Writers: James Wilson-Miller, Christopher Sweeney
Director: Christopher Sweeney
Produced by NSW Film Corporation
Running time: 48 minutes


Wilson-Miller is a renowned curator, historian, educator and author, and the first Indigenous Curator of Koori History and Culture at the Powerhouse Museum, a position he held for 19 years. 


This screening came about through Artspace’s continuing outreach program with our community in Woolloomooloo. We would like to thank Walla Mulla Family and Community Services for being so generous in sharing their time, stories and resources with us, and in particular Sandra Miller who introduced us to her family’s personal history.



10am – 4pm
Artspace at Walla Mulla Family Day
Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo


On Saturday 9 July, Artspace is participating in Walla Mulla Family Day 2016. Visit us at our stall on Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo and receive a free Artspace tote bag and complimentary popcorn which you can take around the corner to view our new exhibition, Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015. This exhibition is the first institutional presentation of the full suite of Indigenous Australian artist Tracey Moffatt and editor Gary Hillberg’s eight montage films created in collaboration.


11am – 3pm
Tracey Moffatt Film Screenings


From 12pm on Saturday, Artspace will also be screening four of Tracey Moffatt’s most acclaimed films, including Nice Coloured Girls (1987), Watch Out (1987), Night Cries (1990), Bedevil (1993) and Heaven (1997). 


Nice Coloured Girls, Night Cries, Bedevil and Heaven screenings courtesy of Ronin Films. Watch Out footage supplied by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Film Australia Collection.


In Conversation
Kristy Matheson, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, with editor Gary Hillberg


From 3pm that day, we will be hosting a discussion on artist filmmakers and the crossover between the visual arts and film, with Kristy Matheson, Senior Film Programmer, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne in conversation with editor Gary Hillberg.