Book review: Wakal gu-bena burrwa

  Maningrida College has a great collection of books in local languages. Wakal gu-bena burrwa is a Burarra book. It is about a funny thing that happens when some men light a bushfire while they are out hunting. They wake up a buffalo who charges at them. They see it coming at the last minute… Read more »

50 Arrernte words poster

 The Apmere angkentye-akenhe team have produced this excellent poster Contact Watch this Space if you’d like to order a copy $12 each! Listen to the words on Soundcloud


We ran the inaugural Arrpenhe-nthenhe Indigenous Languages film program as part of the Something Somewhere Film Festival in Alice Springs on Saturday 20 April. This was a resounding success and shows that our community has a great appetite for films that present the voices and perspectives of Indigenous people, in their languages. Please check this… Read more »

Alice Springs Pop-up language school is a goer!

It’s great news that one of our partner projects has been funded by Regional Arts Australia. This is the Alice Springs Pop-up Language School, through Watch this Space gallery. Artist and language advocate Beth Sometimes did the hard work on submitting for these funds and she will work with a group of artists and language… Read more »

Arrpenhe-nthenhe – Call for expressions of interest

In 2016 a new international film festival –  Something Somewhere – was presented for the first time in Alice Springs. It was produced by a local team and will happen again in April 20–23rd 2017, and into the future. For the 2017 festival we are putting together a program of films that are full of the languages of Central Australia. With… Read more »

Pertame Country Visit

Last weekend Christobel, Geraldine and Jodie took five Pertame children and four wonderful ladies to Boomerang Bore for the inaugural Pertame School. Christobel’s dream is to deliver Pertame School ten weekends per year to teach her family language, songs, stories and responsibilities for Country and each other. The children heard stories, cooked damper and kangaroo tails,… Read more »

Ti Tree book launch: Mer Angenty-warn alhem

The Ti Tree community turned out in force on Wednesday 18 May 2016, to celebrate the launch of a new book – Mer Angenty-warn Alhem ‘Travelling to Angenty waterhole’. This book was a team project led by Anmatyerr teacher April Pengart Campbell and elder Clarrie Kemarr Long. The book focuses on one family trip to the… Read more »

Gurr-goni dictionary launch

We are pleased and proud to announce the launch of the Gurr-goni Dictionary on 14 April at Maningrida College in Maningrida. For more information about the Gurr-goni Dictionary, click here.   Artwork by Joe Injamul, Gurrgoni people, Sacred Dilly Bag, natural pigments on eucalyptus bark, 91.8 x 58 cm, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Purchased 1982,… Read more »