Kokowai - NZ ochre

 

While home in Wellington for summer my friend Alistair Fraser kindly shared with me two types of kokowai from different areas of New Zealand. The ochre will be crushed and applied to the surface of New Zealand and Kimberley landscape photographs as part of the Ochre and Light - Two Homes series.

 

I directed and filmed this short documentary about Kimberley Ochre (Ornmol). The video discusses the cultural values, uses and language relating to ochre. We also used the making of this documentary as a media training exercise for Mowanjum arts workers.