21st Century Technology + Aboriginal Arts and Culture


CETA (Contemporary Environment Culture Arts) is two contemporary Aboriginal Artists Dylan Goolagong and Paris Norton, experimenting  with sound, film, media arts, cultural mapping and exploring these outcomes with community  and partners.
With access to Aboriginal areas that have never before been open to general public, CETA is the catalyst for exploration in new methodologies for engaging with cultural practice, past and present, using art and technology.
Dylan and Paris are using drone technology to document and celebrate unsighted cultural material the presentation will feature film and images taken using drones of inaccessible cultural areas.

Paris and Dylan’s collaboration is with National Parks and Wildlife Service, The Local Aboriginal Lands Council, Elders and the wider community. Our innovative process comes through working across art forms, disciplines, nature, technology and culture. Our artists will work in community, building their capacity to work in experimental arts, challenging perceptions of Aboriginal cultural identity through their new works and increasing awareness of the role of art in culture in contemporary society.

CETA explores the use of technology, by creating dimensions through sound, film and digital art, as a way for people to connect to culture, past and present. We will fuse artistic exploration, cultural mapping and community needs into 3 labs experimenting with technology, merging several different disciplines together to formulate potential collaborative outcomes.

Paris is a Gamilaroi woman who grew up in the regional town of Coonabarabran.  She spent her schooling years in Brisbane but returned to her hometown in 2009.  For the past few years, she has worked closely with the community as a facilitator for many arts projects driven by community and local government. Paris is a self taught photographer and a practising multi-media artist and who values her tradition and brings new dialogues to indigenous issues through her arts practice and her work.

Dylan is a Wiradjuri/ Maori man who uses contemporary music; traditional craving/Designs and Digital manipulation in my artistic practice. He has participated in multiple Artist programs such as the Left field project 1 & 2. In the left field project he received mentoring from Adam Hill, Carla Dickens, Jason Wing, Emily McDaniel’s, Khaled Sabsabi and Nicole monks. As a contemporary musician he is also participating in the APRA AMCOS Starting grounds project and being mentored by Kurtis Argent.

They will be presenting a snapshot of their work using drones and science to create art and celebrate culture at 6pm  (for a 6.30 start) on the 7th of September at Workspace 2580, 567 Clinton St Goulburn NSW 2580.




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