Young Bellingen artist Tyrone Sheather is the latest in a long line of indigenous storytellers. His ancestors told stories through song and other traditional methods. But Sheather uses contemporary tools such as film, light and interactive technology.Sheather, 23, received $20,000 towards his next storytelling project when he was awarded one of the Australia Council’s National Indigenous Arts Awards yesterday. The Dreaming Award is for a young artist aged 18-26 to create a major body of work.“The line of my family has been of a storyteller,” Sheather says.“It seems like it’s a continued practice. My great-grandfather and the ones before him, too.”
This October will see the Inaugaral Bellingen River Festival. It looks like a very good idea to me. Check the Facebook Page. I am going to do some TROVE digging to see what other tales I can dig up.
THE BELLINGER DISTRICT WAS CALLED WUNGHADU = RIGHT HAND.
Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 – 1915), Saturday 16 September 1899.
A brief review of the fisheries of New South Wales, present and potential .. (1910)
The Late Rainfall. (1900, July 28). Clarence and Richmond Examiner.
john curran on the bellingen island
Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 – 1915), Tuesday 4 October 1910,