In recognition of NAIDOC Week, this week’s Aussie Night In feature will be our documentary The Art of Reconciliation, at 8.30pm this Saturday 10 July.
The Art of Reconciliation follows eight local First Nations people as they are each paired with an artist to tell their stories and experiences of reconciliation through the creation of portraits. The portraits were then exhibited, along with a screening of the documentary, during Reconciliation Week 2021, before embarking on a 12-month tour of South Australian galleries.
The Art of Reconciliation was produced with the support of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and City of Charles Sturt by C44 and crewed by First Nations interns Kiara Milera, Keith Gilbey-Warrior, Rick Hutcheson and Anil Samy as part of C44’s partnership with the South Australian Film Corporation and the First Nations Screen Strategy 2020-2025.
Featured in The Art of Reconciliation are:
- Singer-songwriter and Barkindji woman Nancy Bates, paired with artist Cheryl Johns
- Businesswoman, sports trainer and marathon runner Rikki Wilson, paired with artist Mandi Glynn-Jones
- Artist and dancer Iteka Sanderson-Bromley, paired with artist Fruzsi Kenez
- Street and tattoo artist Shane Cook, paired with artist Naomi Campbell
- Aboriginal and cultural diversity officer Rodney Welch, paired with photographer Ben Searcy
- Former soldier and member of the Stolen Generation Alex Houthuysen, paired with artist Stefanie Goodwin
- Kaurna representative, storyteller and cultural guide Margaret Brodie, paired with artist Rebecca Burford, and
- Artist and Wirangu and Kokatha man Ashlin Miller, paired with artist Alex Marie Beckinsale.
The Art of Reconciliation airs at 8.30pm on Saturday July 10 and will be available on catch-up at c44.com.au/tv-on-demand.