THE DIDGERIDO’S & DON’TS OF URBAN ABORIGINAL ARTS
11AM – 11.45AM SUNDAY 20 MARCH 2016
THE ROYAL EXCHANGE: ARTS THEATRE
32 – 34 BOLTON ST.
Artist Blak Douglas draws on story telling and performance traditions as inspiration for this workshop, even including a display of his basketball prowess. Using a map of Indigenous Australia, Adam provides an informative interactive introduction to various language groups. Guided by Adam, students name the various Indigenous regions, their instruments and their songs. Adam demonstrates the complex ‘Tongue Talk’ techniques and various playing styles of the Yidaki, and gives a history of its origins.
For kids 5 years +
FREE EVENT, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Adam Hill (aka-Blak Douglas) is a multi-
talented Koori artist who works as a professional exhibiting painter, graphic artist, cartoonist and illustrator. He is also a respected Yidaki Digeridoo) player, having studied Yolngu playing techniques from North East Arnhem land. He has a keen sense of humour and a strong sense of social justice, which is evident in a lot of his artwork. Adam has toured extensively as a performer to Italy, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, the Philippines and the South Pacific. In Australia, Adam has performed for Nelson Mandela and featured in The Rugby World Cup opening ceremony and the final of Australian Idol.