ARTS


  We invite artists in all modalities (e.g.: song, dance, music, poetry, video, sculpture, crafts…) to engage in a cultural exchange with the Arrernte.

You may wish to propose a workshop, a project or a performance. If you have an interest in one of the traditional Arrernte arts, then we will attempt to facilitate contact for you.

Those with experience in production of large scale evnts in landscape are most welcome.

Be Creative! Be Co-Creative!

Art brings unity. Come make use of your art in this time of healing.

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The Arrernte are open to non-traditional artistic method and expression.   Expressions of interest are being taken. If you wish to volunteer your talent and skill please fill out the form below.  

If you have a project or idea, you will need to be comfortable with explaining your practice to representatives for the custodians of the land.  The custodians will exercise discretion as to what is practiced and delivered on the land, so you can rest assure of a safe space for the carrying out of any activities that do go ahead. This is all in keeping with respect for the law and culture of the Arrernte and upholding protocol. These gatherings are about the two-way sharing of knowledge.

Alternatively, you may wish to participate in events already being organized. Follow the links below to Closepinegap Arts EVENTS or make an expression of interest on this page. All are welcome to make an expression of interest, regardless of your skills, talents, etc. Above all, we are seeking people who bring positive energy and a willingness to move beyond existing paradigms in building a positive future for our children and grandchildren: without government, free from financial enslavement, and living guardians of a sustainably managed environment.
  

Arts events

WHO WE ARE

  
We are  ‘kwertengwerle’ (ritual caretakers) of the central and eastern Arrernte.

We invite you to a cultural exchange on Arrernte lands.

We want to make the closing of the Pine Cap U.S. spy and drone base an act of healing and cultural co-creation.

To do this we are offering to host a number of healing camps which welcome, embrace and support the 2016 Alice Springs Peace Convergence   19 September - 3 October 2016.

Other camps and activities will happen at different times and in different places before and after the Peace Convergence. They will be themed on Healing, Permaculture, Learning, Arts and Action.

Aims of our Co-creation

To re-imagine the lore of land.

To de-colonise the law of the land.

To co-create an earth caring and peace loving culture, which both celebrates the ancient ways
and adapts the best of the rest.

To promote, apply and cultivate the healing arts in this time of epochal transition.

To reach out to the care takers from all lands to join us in bringing unity and healing to the Earth.

Expected Outcome
A garden of cultural delights planted amongst original and non-original peoples - a living example of what is possible for people wanting to live in peace, in harmony with the land, in accordance with the ancient ways and also with the new ways that changing conditions and technologies bring. 

  

Expression of Interest Form

  
Do please send in your ideas and skills!! 

But please do not hold any attachment to being a ‘missionary’ or ‘chosen one’– this is about positive co-creation and cultural exchange.
 We have a group of experienced practitioners dealing with enquiries and are keen to assist a meaningful dialogue in the times up to the camps.    

We are open to what you suggest, and worry not if you are new to this work and simply wish to get more involved.  Humility and space holding will be some of the most noble ways you can be involved....
  
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