Australian Indigenous ‘creActivity’ connecting the
vernacular culture, customs, countries, people,
venerable society and law of an ancient sovereign land.
Feeling make you out there with wind, open place
because you’re like that.
Have a look while e blow, tree
and you feeling with the body
because tree just about like your brother or father
and tree watching you.
Neidjie, B. 1989, Story About Feeling, p.168.
… the universe is alive, … the universe is personal and, therefore,
must be approached in a personal manner.
Deloria, V. Jr, 2001, Power and Place, p.21.
The Rainbow Serpent in Australian Aboriginal mythology, is a significant symbol of human feeling, meaning and intuitive understanding inherent in the experience of colour, carrying ideas and social relations endemic to country and place across perceptions, borders and time. Colour awakens / revives experiences. The spiral represents repetition of customs and renewal of culture, in the recovery of our community and society.
gather host mobilise
synthesise synchronise politicise
– a cultural signature –
HISTORY: Uniikup Productions Ltd. was formerly Murriimage Community Video and Film Service, a community media development initiative of the Brisbane Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, established in 1986. Out of this initiative, Uniikup Productions Ltd., a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, was established (by the Principal members of Murriimage) in 1994. Uniikup developed community media-arts through video, film, cd-rom, dvd, internet and associated production skills and cultural practices, within Indigenous communities.
Colourise Festival events (refer ARCHIVE) commenced in 2003 to publicise Indigenous media development. Community based media-arts projects and events contribute to a unique Australian media-arts culture, and are testimony to the strength of our venerable society and communities; revealing the on-going catastrophic conditions of governance systems founded on imperialism/capitalism/colonialism.
Uniikup Productions Ltd. and Colourise Festival closed 31st December 2019.
Archival catalogue guide to collection at AIATSIS Canberra : U O M C AIATSIS DONATION GUIDE
The Indigenous organisation Uniikup Productions Ltd., 1994-current, closed at end of 2019.
This website remains on-line, accessible for information and references until 2023.
The Uniikup Optical Media Collection containing videos from 1986 is accessible
to community families and, by consent, for research at
Australian Institute Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra
Tel: 02 6246 1111
https://aiatsis.gov.au/ Collections tab
Please direct any queries to
PERCEPTION : ART AS WELL BEING