Middlemen Made a Killing from Aboriginal Artists

Australians hardly cared for Indigenous cultural products before the 1970s. You might say it took them a while. By the 1980s, however, curiosity for Indigenous art had turned into a widespread interest. This situation led to the need to establish regulations so the transactions of goods between the two cultures would mean empowerment, and not exploitation, of the indigenous. The “Middleman”: a Symbol of Exploitation … Continue reading Middlemen Made a Killing from Aboriginal Artists

Aussie Lingo: “They’re a Bloody Weird Mob!’

In 1966, English filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger adapted for the screen the Australian comic novel They’re a Weird Mob. The story of Nino Culotta, an Italian immigrant coming to Australia with the promise of a job at his cousin’s magazine, allows the directors to play with the Australian slang and portray a stereotypical Aussie Identity.  The Australian Slang at the Service of the Comical … Continue reading Aussie Lingo: “They’re a Bloody Weird Mob!’