Bush toys

Kanopy (Firm)

Streaming video - 2014

This whimsical journey into original bush toy creations in the central desert of Australia puts a new slant on the craft of toy making. From the early pastoralist days of colonisation to current international art exhibitions as far afield as New York, we see the inventive adaptation of traditional European-style toys now accepted into modern Aboriginal culture. Made from salvaged materials stripped from car bodies and found amongst discarded refuse around remote Aboriginal communities, these so...ught after artworks are the ultimate in recycling practice. Individually unique horses and riders are made from copperwire; trucks, cars, windmills and even mobile helicopters are fashioned from an amazing array of materials and assembled with extraordinary ingenuity. The film follows the creative work of a group of young toy-makers from Titjikala community, 100km south of Alice Springs, as they rummage for inspiration in car-wreck yards, assemble their creations at the local arts centre, and offer them for sale to tourists or for exhibition. Their story is full of humour and high spirits, even including a quirky digression when the youngsters take “time out” from toy-making to go goanna hunting. --Kanopy.

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Series
CAAMA collection.
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Online Access
A Kanopy streaming video
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Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming 2014.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 online resource (1 video file, 23 min. 10 sec.) : digital, stereo., sound, color
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Production Credits
Directed by Sonja Dare.
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
Corporate Author
Kanopy (Firm) (-)
Other Authors
Sonja Dare (-)