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The Circle of Silence

October 13th, 2010 jen Posted in Book Launch, News, Shirley Shackleton Comments Off on The Circle of Silence

“Shirley Shackleton was launched into an unexpected life as a human rights activist when her journalist husband Greg Shackleton was killed in East Timor in 1975.” This is the introduction to Shirley Shackleton’s autobiographical account of her life titled ‘The Circle of Silence’ published this year. 'A compelling personal insight into a defining time in our history. Shirley Shackleton's courage is inspiring'Robert Connolly, Director, Balibo 'The Circle of Silence' provides a profoundly disturbing insight into the kind of Australia we actually live in and Shirley Shackleton's story is moving and inspiring for her tenacity and courage in the face of terrible odds and very powerful enemies in the form of Australian leaders, who clearly do not share the values held dear by most Australians who voted them into power. The following is a slideshow of photographs taken at the book launch organised by the Australia East Timor Association in May 2010 featuring two of the posters they published in the 1980's to raise awareness to the plight of East Timor.
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The Australian article on East Timor

July 3rd, 2010 jen Posted in Australian Mass Media Articles, News Comments Off on The Australian article on East Timor

WITHIN days of the Chinese government's handing over two patrol boats to East Timor, two much bigger ships from the US Navy anchored off Dili last week, bringing with them more than 2000 marines. more... Paul Cleary: the author of this article was a World Bank-appointed adviser to the first East Timor government. He is the author of Shakedown -- Australia's grab for Timor oil.
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Fila Mai Orain – Come Back To Your Country

May 25th, 2010 jen Posted in 1999, Music, Music and Sound, News, Remembrance, Video Archive 7 Comments »

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A unique glimpse of a young teenager (Armindo), telling his story in song - accompanying himself on a beautiful little home made ukelele.  Recorded  by the documentary-maker 7 months after the Suai Church Massacre on the verandah of a house rehabilitated for the use of Timor Aid.

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Natalino Portraits

November 26th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Natalino dos Reis Pires, Natalino Portraits, News Comments Off on Natalino Portraits

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Natalino Landscape

November 26th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Natalino dos Reis Pires, Natalino Landscapes, News Comments Off on Natalino Landscape

The following slideshow contains eleven paintings of landscapes from the bright and lush representations of 'Collection of Flowers to the most bleak in 'Untitled' 'Think about the Future'and 'Boat of Life'.
Perhaps the most interesting are 'East Timor' and 'Habelun ho Lafaek' that provide interesting global and mythological perspectives on the island of East Timor. (see cultural notes on crocodile myth) Once again we find women in the landscape and just one man who could be Xanana in 'Director Liberty' overlooking a devastated landscape covered with bodies and guns while a young man holds up the Timorese flag. Other interesting landscape works are in the Bundoora Exhibition and Paintings on Tais.
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Portraiture

November 24th, 2009 jen Posted in Art, News, Portraiture Comments Off on Portraiture

Click on the thumbnails to view portrait work by artists and medium. Sergio Portraits 2003- 2008Mari PortraitsGibrael PortraitsPortraits of Youth 2000AZE Portraits Natalino-PortraitsSergio-Portraits-2000
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Sergio Portraits 2003-2008

November 24th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Sergio da Costa, News, Sergio's Portraits 2003-2008 1 Comment »

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Mari Traditional Culture

November 19th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Mari, Mari Traditional Culture, News 1 Comment »

Mariano Mari Portraits Mari  Political Comment All Photographs courtesy Arte Moris the Free Art School in Dili and thanks to the Artists. (For Full screen click the small box on the right hand side at the bottom)
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Mari Political Comment

November 19th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Mari, Mari Political Comment, News 1 Comment »

Mariano Mari Portraits Mari Traditional Culture All Photographs Courtesy Arte Moris the Free Art School in Dili - and thanks to the artists. (For Full Screen click the small box on the right hand side at the bottom of the screen)
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Gibrael’s Landscape

November 18th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Gibrael, Gibrael Landscape, News Comments Off on Gibrael’s Landscape

About Gibrael Political CommenPortraits of Emotion Traditional Culture All Photographs Courtesy Arte Moris the Free Art School Dili and thanks to the artists. (For Full Screen click small box at the bottom of the slideshow box).
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