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Closing the Gap doomed to fail without Aboriginal people's input, leaders say

[Lorena Allam, The Guardian]

Ai Weiwei in the Letgo Room at National Gallery of Victoria

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.

 

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Indigenous art and Pilbara connection to country in NITV 'slow TV' documentary

[Teresa Tan, ABC]

Ai Weiwei in the Letgo Room at National Gallery of Victoria

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.

 

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