Yamaji Art, in partnership with Prospero Productions, Curtin University and Project3, recently showcased the 180 degree fully immersive experience Star Dreaming at the annual Shore Leave festival in Geraldton.
The film takes a look to the stars and take a breathtaking journey through science and Aboriginal culture – a mind blowing fusion of live action with cutting edge technology and astrophysics. Follow as two children go on a magical odyssey through time and space, exploring the mysteries of the Universe and the ancient stories of Yamaji people from the Murchison region.
In the arid heartland of the Murchison region of Western Australia, Max Winton and Lucia Richardson visit the remote site of the Square Kilometre Array, or SKA, radio telescope. There, they learn about the beginnings of time and space and the life cycle of stars. Entering the ancient land of the Yamaji people, they meet with artists and their guide, Charmaine Green. She introduces them to other Yamaji artists, who share through their paintings ancient star stories that have been passed on from generation to generation for thousands of years.
The launch was attended by Minister Alana MacTiernan, MLA Lara Dalton, City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Stane Van Styn and Geraldton Midwest Tourism Mat Rutter.
Yamaji Art would like to acknowledge our funders and sponsors for making to amazing event possible; Regional Arts WA – Cultural Tourism Accelerator program, Festivals Australia, Curtin University, Museum of Geraldton, Pawzey Super computer – CSIRO and City of Greater Geraldton.