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Interconnecting Stories with Declan Miller and Emrhan Tjapanangka

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Declan Miller and Emrhan Tjapanangka are two young creatives, living and working on Arrernte land. While they come from two different practices – graphic novels and contemporary art– they both share a passion for expressing stories and cultural values. Listen as they unpack the challenges, love and belief in carrying family business and knowledge into the future.

An Arrernte, Anmatyerre man with Scottish heritage, Declan Miller was born and raised in Mparntwe (Alice Springs). Declan is the Creative Director of Stick Mob Studio. He established the group while still at school, bringing on board a collective of local creatives to create visual stories through a broad range of media. He wrote the graphic novel Mixed Feelings to show the diversity of stories that make up the small town of Alice. Along with the team, Declan is working on sequels to three Stick Mob graphic novels – Mixed FeelingsExo Dimensions and Storm Warning – and mentoring other students.

 

Emrhan Tjapanangka Sultan (My Grandfather’s Country) is a distinguished Aboriginal artist whose creative journey weaves together ancestral traditions and contemporary artistic expression. Born and raised in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), he is strongly connected to his cultural values. He was taught, and given permission from his Elders, to paint in the traditional style of the Western and Central Desert art from an early age. In recent years he has been exploring different mediums, in particular digital designs and different colour pallets. In 2022, Tjapanangka helped found Solid Lines, a First Nations agency dedicated to representing First Nations illustrators. In 2023, Solid Lines took home the top Indigenous Design Award at the Good Design Awards.

Details

Date:
April 14
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Venue

Alice Springs Desert Park
871 Larapinta Dr
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871 Australia
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