News

The beard that stopped the nation is coming to Lismore

One of the country's most prestigious theatre companies will bring a definitive story from Australia's Indigenous history to the forefront with Coranderrk.
One of the country's most prestigious theatre companies will bring a definitive story from Australia's Indigenous history to the forefront with Coranderrk. CONTRIBUTED

IT is the beard that stopped the nation.

After a last minute surge, Brett Canet-Gibson's portrait of actor Trevor Jamieson was officially named the People's Choice for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017.

This is the first time a photographer has received an award from both the official judges of the prize and the public.

 

POPULAR: Brett Canet-Gibson's portrait of actor Trevor Jamieson WON the People's Choice for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017.
POPULAR: Brett Canet-Gibson's portrait of actor Trevor Jamieson WON the People's Choice for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017. Brett Canet-Gibson

The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 exhibition is on display at the Portrait Gallery in Canberra until 18 June 2017.

It will then travel to the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre as the first stop on its national tour.

Click here to see the rest of the winners of the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017.

Coranderrk

Trevor Jamieson will star in the Ilbijerri Theatre Company and Belvoir production of Coranderrk, as part of the Norpa Season 2017.

At a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881, the men and women of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board.

Their goal was both simple and revolutionary: to be allowed to continue the brilliant experiment in self-determination they had pioneered for themselves on the scrap of country left to them.

Coranderrk recreates the Inquiry.

The piece revives the voices of all those, black and white, who fought for a better pact between the country's oldest and newest inhabitants.

This special production pays tribute to the resilience and adaptability of a people who rose to the challenge despite the odds, appropriating the power of the written word to make their own voices ring loud and clear.

Coranderrk is a collaboration between leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, researchers, education experts and community members.

The production aims to encourage a shared understanding of the past between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

  • At Lismore City Hall, 1 Bounty St, Lismore, on June 30 and July 1. For details visit norpa.org.au.

Topics:  coranderrk national portrait prize norpa northern rivers entertainment theatre trevor jamieson whatson


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Above the neck symptoms get the green light

TAKE IT EASY: Trying to sweat out the flu, if it's a head cold is all right but don't exercise when you're lungs are congested.

Do the neck check if you intend to do exercise

North Coast kids party in their patch at Splendour

Cindy Lee of Lismore on shoulders at Splendour In The Grass.

Teenage heaven at North Byron Parklands

Financial scandal destroys alternative community

Families who gave thousands to be a part of an alternative community at Mt Burrell, west of Murwillumbah, are now trying to recover their investment. Picture: Jamie Hanson

Dream Utopia turns into a nightmare

Local Partners

How many triangles are in this picture?

The simple illustration has been shared thousands of times on Facebook after leaving viewers scratching their heads.

VIDEO: The 'Disco Boob' trend at Splendour

Rachael Millen, of Newcastle, sporting the fashionable chest peace of glitter at Splendour in the Grass 2017 near Byron Bay.

VIDEO: Festival organisers forced to clarify policy on nudity.

Bieber quit tour to set up his own church?

Justin Bieber on stage during his concert at ANZ Stadium in Homebush.

Bieber is calling it quits on the rest of his Purpose World Tour

Bachelor hopeful ‘didn’t realise how naked she was’

The Bachelor Australia‘s Leah

Her dress was certainly daring, but she wasn't aware by just how much

Phelps shredded over shark race fiasco

"Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White," with Phelps testing his speed against that of a great white shark.

People are genuinely upset at the way the race was run

Film boss marvels at Sunshine State

FOR REVIEW AND PREVIEW PURPOSES ONLY. Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth in a scene from the movie Thor: Ragnarok. Supplied by Marvel.

Thor: Ragnarok success may mean more Marvel movies for Queensland.

ABC's Q&A: Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?

Opposition Health Minister Catherine King on the Q & A panel, left, and right, Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg.

But there was one thing the students weren't discussing.

TENANTS FROM HELL: See the mess left by evicted couple

DISGUSTING: Mess left by evicted tenants. Owner of the Mongogarie property Christine Beatty has been left at least $5000 out of pocket.

Couple were 'living large' while not paying their rent

How Gladstone's cheapest and most expensive homes stack up

SPECTACULAR: This home on Springs Road, Agnes Water, is selling in the mid-$2 million range.

With the market currently low, now is the time to invest.

'We’re goin' to Bonnie Doon!' and now you can too

How's the serenity?

The experience will have you exclaiming “how’s the serenity?”

New life for Bree and historic Oddfellows Hall

TWO CHANGES: Bree Dahl with her new baby Ivy in front of the historic Oddfellows Hall she purchased at auction and will renovate into a house.

Historic hall to be turned into home

Mum buys $900,000 apartment for her 8-year-old son

Tania Katsanis beat another couple of homeowners to secure the winning bid.

The apartment was a 'bargain' as the property market bottoms out

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!