The Last Post (Winds of Change) is a new arrangement of the special ceremonial piece, which holds great significance to everyone who has fought for this country, their families, and for Australian citizens.
Developed over two years by First Nations arts company Garrijimanha, the new work is performed by Mark Atkins on didgeridoo and James Morrison on bugle with production by Ricky Bloomfield. ‘The Last Post (Winds of Change)’ represents the unity that existed between First Nation and Australian Diggers on the battlefield, and is a healing acknowledgment to inspire a spirit of unity within communities.
The accompanying film, recorded at dawn on the sails of the Sydney Opera House, highlights the important role art plays in reflecting and celebrating history and creating new traditions and symbols which enable us to understand our past better.
A GARUWA Film
Musicians & Performers: Mark Atkins (Yamitji) and James Morrison
Director: Libby Collins @libadibdib
Executive Producer: Kieran Satour @KSat21
Producer: Ramona Telecican @RamonaTelecican
Sydney Opera House Producers: Melinda Dransfield and Emma Sampson
Director of Photography: Andrew Amanaki @amanakistudios
2nd Camera and Editor: Josh Amanaki @amanakistudios
Camera Assistant: Del-Ray Fruean @del___ray
Project Manager: Chelsy Atkins, Garrijimanha
Photographer: Daniel Boud
Music produced by: Mark Atkins, Chelsy Atkins & Ricky Bloomfield
Audio Engineer: Ricky Bloomfield (Bear Mountain Productions)
James Morrison and Mark Atkins (Yamitji)
David Alan Gordon Williams (Bundjalung), Jeff O’Brien, Ricky Bloomfield and Chelsy Atkins.