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Gibrael Traditional Culture

November 18th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Gibrael, Gibrael Traditional Culture, News 3 Comments »

Gibrael Political Commentary Portraits of Emotion All Photographs Courtesy of Arte Moris the Free Art School Dili and the artists. (To see Full Screen click the little box on the right hand side at the bottom)
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Gibrael Portraits

November 18th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Gibrael, Artists, Gibrael Portraits of Emotion, News 3 Comments »

Through his art and their titles Gibrael converses with his people and us to let us know the inner feelings of the Timorese after Independence and the violence of disunity and conflict in 2006. Gibrael Political Comment Traditional Culture All Photographs courtesy of Arte Moris the Free Art School Dili and the artists. (To see Full Screen click the little box on the right hand side at the bottom)
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Gibrael Political Comment

November 18th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Gibrael, Gibrael Political Commentary, News 3 Comments »

Gibrael shows through his paintings a deep concern for the detritus of modern consumer culture the need for political unity in Timor and  the influence of the values of the  international community in the changes in his country. All Photographs Courtesy Arte Moris Free Art School Dili and the artists. (To see Full Screen click the little box on the right hand side at the bottom) Art of Gibrael Gibrael Portraits Gibrael Traditioanal Culture Gibrael Landscape
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Aze Portraits

November 18th, 2009 jen Posted in Art of Aze, Artists, Aze Portraits, News 1 Comment »

Back to Aze Aze Traditional. Aze Carving All Photographs Courtesy of Arte Moris the Free Art School Dili and the Artists. (To see Full Screen click the little box on the right hand side at the bottom)
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Aniversario ba dala sanuluh(10) Septembro Negro Iha Suai.

November 10th, 2009 jen Posted in 2009, News, Remembrance, Video Archive Comments Off on Aniversario ba dala sanuluh(10) Septembro Negro Iha Suai.

Chamot - co-ordinator of the Uma Media and YoMaTre has just uploaded this video from Suai. This is a historic moment in the history of the friendship that comes just one month after the 10th Anniversary of the massacre and the surround events that led to the formation of the friendship ten years ago. Notisias Dokumentario Yo-Ma-Tre. Nebe Kobertura iha fulan setembru 2009.
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Graffiti in Suai Loro 2009

October 27th, 2009 jen Posted in Graffiti 2009, News Comments Off on Graffiti in Suai Loro 2009

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Why Culture & Cultural Exchange

October 22nd, 2009 jen Posted in Culture, News Comments Off on Why Culture & Cultural Exchange

Culture is a priority on Suai Media Space but it is not 'curated' with the idea to provide an opportunity to explore the meaning of  'friendship' or to sell art or create cultural tourism. The writer is not a scholar of Timorese culture I am a media practitioner and communicator with a background in cultural development.  The inclusion of particular works and forms has come about through friendships rather than curatorial research and scholarship.  Cultural exchange is being facilitated to provide access to those outside East Timor, (especially for the people who are attempting the community to community friendship), with diverse cultural and artistic expressions to enhance knowledge and understanding in the friendship. It is intended to show the interests, pre-occupations and concerns of people in the friendship, beyond political agendas. The project to show this work comes from faith in the idea that art forms and artists have the ability to assist cross-border conversations  in unique and eloquent ways. Cultural knowledge of East Timor is limited in Australia; Australian mass media representations of  Timor  primarily as a site of conflict, violence, poverty, incapacity and instability mean positive images of the people and their culture have been rare in this country. Because deep knowledge of our regional neighbours is limited, it would be easy for many, who have been more exposed to Indo
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Rock Messages to Suai 2009

September 3rd, 2009 jen Posted in 2009, News Comments Off on Rock Messages to Suai 2009

Click on the image to read by enlargement of rock messages painted  by Port Phillip residents to the people of Suai in 2001 & 2003. Posted on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Suai Church Massacre
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Felix Adriano – Preserving Culture

August 31st, 2009 jen Posted in Architecture, News, Traditional Culture, Video Archive 2 Comments »

This short oral history with Senor Felix Adriano a carpenter in East Timor Suai, subtley conveys the impact of colonialism and the international competition for rights to the oil and gas reserves  in the Timor Sea on the life and language of a Timorese who was born in to Portuguese Timor. Senor Felix lived through the Indonesian invasion and saw Independence arrive in 1999, only to suffer further through the Suai Church Massacre until there came a time when his skills came to the fore again in the re-building of Suai in 2000 as he over-saw the building of a large traditional house on the site of Our Lady of Fatima Church where the Suai Church Massacre took place. (Dur: 5 mins) Check out the photograph of the finished building which is possibly the largest traditional structure in East Timor.
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The Innocent Ones

August 31st, 2009 jen Posted in 2000, Music, Music and Sound, News, Video Archive 4 Comments »

The story of the Massacre in song on the stage of the Suai Church on the First Anniversary of the Suai Church Massacre, 6th September, 2000. Performed before the assembled crowd of friends and relatives gathered with the international community in remembrance of Black September 1999.

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