Papulu-ku Nyinjjiki (seeing houses) Forum
Papulu-ku Nyinjjiki (seeing houses) exhibition and forum sets out to document the harsh realities of remote indigenous housing in the Northern Territory. It attempts to tell the story of Tennant Creek through housing injustice and art—revealing these lived realities to the broader public. It is also about meaningful engagement and collaboration; celebrating the homes at Emu Springs and the establishment of Wilya Janta housing collaboration.
Chaired by Paul Memmott and Dr Simon Quilty, the forum will be an opportunity for Aboriginal Elders, health professionals and architects to share and discuss their experiences of remote housing in the Northern Territory. Across two sessions a reflection on the current and historical state of remote housing will be discussed followed by looking forward to a culturally appropriate alternative to housing. Joining the discussions will be:
Norman Frank Jupurrurla - Warumungu Elder, Board member of Julalikari Council
Jimmy Frank Jupurrurla - Warumungu Elder, Artist in the Tennant Creek Brio
Diane Stokes Nampin - Warumungu Elder
Patricia Frank Narrurlu - Warumungu Elder, Board Member, Julalikari Council
Linda Turner Napanangka - Warumungu and Warlmanpa Elder, Chair of Julalilkari Council
Alfred Rixon - Mimal Ranger, Rembarrnga
Veronica Matthews - University Centre for Rural Health, The University of Sydney, Quandamooka
Samantha Rich - Graduate of architecture, Wiradjuri
Simon Quilty - Medical doctor with 20 years’ experience in the NT, Medical Advisor for Purple House
Paul Memmott - A anthropologist and architect based at the University of Queensland
OFFICE, Troppo, Aboriginal Housing Northern Territory, Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation, Original Power, Emergent Group, King, Wood and Mallesons, Trident Plumbing, Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre, Arlpwe Art and Culture Centre, Bodriggy Brewing, the NGV as part of the Victorian Design Program and the Alastair Swayn Foundation.