A compelling documentary series presented by Hetti Perkins. It follows contemporary Indigenous art and the artists behind the work.
In the remote Northern Territory of Australia, the Galpu clan, an Aboriginal family led by renowned didgeridoo master craftsman, Djalu Gurruwiwi, struggles to maintain its ancestral traditions in the face of modern societal, economic, and environmental pressures. When the Galpu youth display little interest in maintaining the clan's legacy and the impact of the nearby Rio Tinto mine begins to take its toll, the clan elders must devise a strategy to preserve their way of life and cultural identity.
Painting Country follows the homecoming of ten Balgo's most celebrated artists - including Tjumpo Tjapanangka, Lucy Yukenbarri, Helicopter Tjungurrayi and Sam Tjampitjin.