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VIDEO: “Myths and Murals” of East Timor
Written by Sara Moreira On 25 October 2013 @ 9:47 am | 1 Comment
In Arts & Culture, Australia, East Asia, East Timor, English, Film, International Relations, Oceania, Quick Reads, Tetum, Video
East Timorese and Australian artists have come together to reflect and create around Myths and Murals , ”promoting a common sense of national identity through art and story and collaborative strategies for engagement”.
The cross-cultural public art and literacy project, between artists from Melbourne and the East Timorese free art school Arte Moris , takes on the well-known legend of the creation of East Timor, The Boy and the Crocodile , to create a series of murals throughout the territory, as the synopsis of the project explains:
13 murals will be painted in public locations in each of the 13 districts of East Timor. The murals will leave unique cultural heritage for cultural tourism and serve as a symbolic reminder of East Timor's shared identity and the spirit of collaboration. Using The Boy and the Crocodile in a workshop environment, artists from East Timor's free art school, Arte Moris, lead students through the visualisation of their region’s myths. Students and teachers then collaborate on painting these stories.
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URLs in this post:
 Myths and Murals: http://mythsandmurals.com/
 Arte Moris: https://www.facebook.com/ArteMorisTimorLeste
 The Boy and the Crocodile: http://www.affirmpress.com.au/the-boy-and-the-crocodile
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