2 responses to “Martu filmmaker Curtis Taylor”

  1. Jess

    The Yiwarra Kuju exhibition came alive listening to Curtis talk about his country and family. As Cath mentioned, it was the simple things that furthered my understanding of the stories and paintings as well as the details within the exhibition itself. For example the opportunity for visitors to draw in the sand on the multi-touch table isn’t just something really fun to do, but a method Aboriginal families use to tell stories from one generation to the next.

    Curtis thank you for sharing your story with us. Thank you for helping me understand that the paintings in Yiwarra Kuju are not just about the experiences and contact with the Canning Stock Route, but about home, country, history and family.

  2. Linda

    I’d also like to send my thanks to Curtis. It was an enriching experience – just wandering (it seemed…) and talking about his work and the work of the FORM team, community members/artists and the art centres involved in putting Yiwarra Kuju together.
    Being a process-oriented I found it wonderful to listen to ‘how it happened’ stories. Curtis’ personal perspective conjoured images of all the different activities of all the people – artists, curators, adminitsrators etc, etc – who put together the exhibition. And just thinking about that amount and diversity of activity and involvement made my head as full of amazement and wonder as it was full of the startling colours of the Yiwarra Kuju exhibition!
    I love that the multi media touch screen operates in a modern format of the “old ways” – i.e. drawing in the sand. It seemed Curtis was drawing connections for us every time we moved to a new part of the exhibition.
    And I learned that Maduwongga (sp?) – a new language – emerged when 8 different language groups came together after being displaced by the creation and use of the stock route.