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.
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,
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