George Telek, David Bridie & Musicians of the Gunantuna: Songs from a Bit na Ta

Papua New Guinea may seem remote, but everyone manages to find it. Prior to independence, parts of it were colonized or invaded by Germany, Great Britain, Japan and Australia. Few among the intruders knew the Papuans, but that’s the aim of a Bit na Ta (Source of the Sea), a sweeping multimedia exhibit at the Queensland Art … More George Telek, David Bridie & Musicians of the Gunantuna: Songs from a Bit na Ta

Gawurra: Ratja Yaliyali

Just as the idea of human flight long predated the Wright Brothers (think da Vinci’s 15th-century airplane designs), so did the notion of a World Wide Web emerge millennia before the Internet. According to indigenous Australian tradition, all people and things are connected across space and time; Ratja Yaliyali (Vine of Love) is one of the ancient songlines that describes the thread binding a person to family, clan, other clans, other lands, departed loved … More Gawurra: Ratja Yaliyali