“My grandmother’s story is a story that needs to be told. She was the first Aboriginal lady to fight for land, and win it, in 1981 and then went on to start the Native Title claim for the Paakantji nation.
Sit back and listen to Ngymaka Kulpalana.”
Ricky Mitchell (Paakantji) was an artist in Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #8 in collaboration with Jonathan Kimberley and Jim Everett and Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #9 with a solo sound work titled Wiimpii Pulkuu-Black Fella Talk. Ricky is a mentor and cultural leader. He has previously been the Aboriginal Community Project Coordinator (Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area, National Parks NSW), is a leading member of the Mungo Youth Project and is currently the Activity Development Coordinator with MPREC in Bourke, NSW. He is dedicated to the preservation of the Paakantji language and his art practice focuses on presenting immersive sound and video works.