[Lorena Allam, The Guardian]
Closing the Gap doomed to fail without Aboriginal people's input, leaders say
Viewers are invited into the Yindjibarndi elder's no-frills studio in Roebourne (or Yirramagardu in local language) as Allery Sandy paints Ngarndu Marni — a dot-painting of Ngarluma country in bloom after the rain — in meticulous detail from start to finish.
[Teresa Tan, ABC]
Indigenous art and Pilbara connection to country in NITV 'slow TV' documentary
More than 47 peak Aboriginal organisations have heaped criticism on the Closing the Gap results released on Wednesday as evidence of a “seemingly endless cycle of failure” that was doomed to fail because it was designed without the input of Aboriginal people.