Albert Namatjira with his wife Rubina, grandchildren and father Jonathon
Strehlow Research Centre
Courtesy of Big hART

Albert Namatjira with his wife Rubina, grandchildren and father Jonathon
Strehlow Research Centre
Courtesy of Big hART


Pop-up cinema—Namatjira Project

Friday 1 January to Sunday 31 January 2021

From the remote Australian desert to the opulence of Buckingham Palace—his is the iconic story of the Namatjira family, tracing their quest to regain the copyright to their grandfather’s artwork.

Albert Namatjira was the first Indigenous person to be made a citizen by the Australian Government.

The founder of the Indigenous art movement in Australia, he was exhibited globally. However, Namatjira was caught between cultures.

Today his family fight for survival, justice and to regain their grandfather’s copyright.

Namatjira Project
Big hART, 2007

Duration: 127 minutes
Session times: 10.15am, 12.30pm and 2.45pm

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People should be aware that this film contains images or names of people who have since passed away.

Our Learn space transforms into a pop-up cinema screening a monthly documentary art series—showcasing the life and work of diverse Australian artists in the Gallery’s permanent collection.