Film Screening: Mr. Patterns

Mr. Patterns tells the story of Geoff Bardon, an art teacher posted to the government settlement at Papunya in Australia’s Western Desert in the early 1970s. With the community’s more than 1000 Aboriginal people living in a state of dislocation, their culture being systematically eradicated, Bardon began working with students and tribal elders to encourage Papunya artists to paint their traditional designs. Today, the art of Papunya Tula or “dot painting” is internationally renowned. Please join us for this free screening, courtesy of Documentary Educational Resources.

October 24th, 2013 at 7-8pm