Videos, images, stories and social media from Homeground, a beautiful festival of First Nations culture.
21 Nov 2015 - 3:46 PM  UPDATED 22 Nov 2015 - 5:45 PM
Sunday 22 Nov 2015

Anthony Walker is an award-winning visual artist with artworks held in collections both nationally and internationally.

Anthony engages with themes of identity and country in his work and has succeeded in creating his own signature style that fuses traditional storytelling with contemporary painting techniques.

Reinterpreting stories from his grandparents' country (Yiman / Gurreng Gurreng), Anthony's works have been acclaimed for their light-hearted design and visually striking blend of colour and movement.

As well as painting, Anthony has created public art commissions for Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government. He contributes time to community cultural development programs and is currently the Indigenous Arts Development Officer for Arts Northern Rivers.

Looking at A Tribe Called Red's performance at the Homeground festival on Saturday night, you can see why people use the verb 'bursting' when they describe how the group has emerged out of Canada. 

Since 2010 the group – currently made up DJ NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman – has been mixing traditional Pow Wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music.

Their music is essentially a contemporary evolution of the pow wow, with Electric Pow Wow events in Ottawa showcasing native talent and Aboriginal culture, alongside an open, wild party. 

Check out these tweets of their incredible high-energy performance at Homeground

NITV News: A Tribe Called Red makes first Australian tour 

 

Saturday 21 Nov 2015

 

Friday 20 Nov 2015
Kamilaroi women Kay Lee Williams dyes textiles with natural colours that create art works that are one of a kind. NITV spoke with her about the eco-dyeing process and how it connects her to country.
NITV: You've been working on textiles, including scarves, for several years. How long have you been creating these scarves?Kay Lee Williams: I’ve been doing scarves since around 2012, so not long really. Unfortunately I work full time, so at times...
Wednesday 11 Nov 2015
The Head of Indigenous Programming at the Sydney Opera House speaks to NITV ahead of the Homeground Festival of First Nations music, dance and culture.
You are the Head of Indigenous Programming at one of the most iconic institutions in the country. What role does the Sydney Opera House play in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture?The Sydney Opera House leads by actions and example. We...