Return of Content to Communities
A vital element of the Department of Culture and the Arts (major government partner) support is the Looking Forward Fund. This Fund will enable the Project team to meet one of its foundation goals: the return of all artists’ and contributors’ content (biographies, stories, films, photographs) via the nine art centre partners. In addition to the public information stored at the National Museum, this extraordinary cultural repository will be accessible to the families of all those involved, creating a genuine legacy for the Project stakeholders in the remote areas.
Film – 'Behind the Scenes'
Proposed for release during 2011 is a documentary film – 'The Canning Stock Route Project, Behind the Scenes 2007-2010'. This ‘making of’ film will survey the Project, from its first bush trips through to the launch at the National Museum, seen through the eyes and narrated from the perspective of the professional participants who contributed to the production of both Ngurra Kuju Walyja and Yiwarra Kuju. This film will be non-commercial, with its primary audience being remote Aboriginal communities and the national Aboriginal media network.
The Canning Stock Route Project book is a distillation of five years research, spanning one hundred years and the width and breadth of Australia’s Western Desert. It contains essays, oral histories, artworks and photos from a widespread group of contributors. Designed by award winning Kleimeyer Industries, this unique book will provide a scholarly, personal, innovative and multi-disciplinary overview of the diverse individuals and complex social structures crossed by the Canning Stock Route. Proposed release in mid 2011.
To download the current Project Prospectus click here.