Namatjira is another groundbreaking new Australian work by Scott Rankin, starring Trevor Jamieson and Derik Lynch. In this deeply moving story of Albert Namatjira, the rich watercolours of his story are transformed into a momentous theatrical event. Elea was born in the desert in Aranda country, Central Australia, in 1902. Two years later, he was baptised Albert. Thirty one years after that, at his first solo exhibition of watercolour landscapes, he signed his work with his father’s surname for the first time: Albert Namatjira. Namatjira is more than just a night at the theatre. This is an experience of art, live on stage. Befor our eyes, the grandchildren of Albert Namatjira - third generation watercolour artists - assist with the re-telling of his life, filling the stage with a huge landscape drawing of their desert country. Albert Namatjira's achingly beautiful watercolours introduced the lounge rooms of Australian suburbia to the exquisite beauty of our central desert heartland. In a similar way, this sweeping narrative acts as a window through which we can see ourselves, and our nation, as clearly as the landscape he gave to us. Time: 8pm Ticket: $26.50 - $44.00
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