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  • DateWednesday 6 December
  • Time5pm
  • VenueHaydon Allen Tank, Building #23, University Avenue, ANU

The ANU School of Archaeology and Anthropology invite you to the screening of Remembering Yayayi

Remembering Yayayi reflects on a pivotal moment in the history of Pintupi people when they moved to the remote community in Central Australia to get away from the difficulties of living at the larger permanent government settlement of Papunya. The film features archival footage taken by Ian Dunlop when he visited Yayayi in 1974. In the film, Ian Dunlop and Marlene Nampitjinpa, a woman who appears throughout the footage — as a lively young girl, share their memories of Yayayi with anthropologist Fred Myers.

For this screening we will be joined by Marlene Nampitijinpa, Fred Myers and Pip Deveson (producer).

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Fred Myers is the Silver Professor of Anthropology at New York University. Myers has been involved in research with, and writing about, Western Desert Aboriginal people since 1973. His books include Pintupi Country, Pintupi Self: Sentiment, Place and Politics among Western Desert Aborigines (1986) and a book on the acrylic painting movement, Painting Culture: The Making of an Aboriginal High Art (2002).

All welcome. No registration required

The Drill Hall Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.