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Sue on TEDxCalicoCanyon

Sue Cunningham was interviewed live by Ron Arceo for the TEDx Calico Canyon series. You can hear it here

TED brings the powerful words of great speakers and inspired thinkers to people through the medium of the internet. In their own words, “We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.”

The interview is wide ranging. Sue explains how she has learned from the Indians how to listen, how to communicate at a very fundamental level, and how to relate to the Earth.

Australian Aborigine Peoples Need Your Support

The situation in Australia’s Northern Territories is appalling. How a supposedly civilised – ‘First World’, even – government can do such appalling things to indigenous people is a mystery. Well no, it’s not, actually. This is all about Uranium.

Our friends Sinem and Damien, who work with the Yolngu people, are launching their film “Our Generation” at the Royal Geographical Society on Wednesday 16th February at 7:00 pm. Here’s the flyer:

Our Generation RGS Flyer

Click to go to the Our Generation website

Please support this initiative. The more people who get to know about what is going on, the more the Australian government will be shamed into reversing the cynical manipulation they have deployed against these most vulnerable people.

Sue Cunningham’s Images at the Proud Gallery

As well as the Heart of Brazil Exhibition, ten of Sue’s images of indigenous people are included in the Rainforest Foundation‘s 20th anniversary photographic exhibition at the Proud Gallery, Camden.

The exhibition runs from the 7th to the 18th October 2009. Proceeds from the sale of prints will go to support the work of both the Rainforest Foundation and Indigenous People’s Cultural Support Trust’s Tribes Alive initiative.

For further information click here.

Heart of Brazil in Kingston upon Thames

The Heart of Brazil Exhibition is back in the UK. From the 16th October to the Taquara celebrations in Kuikuro21st November 2009, it will be on show at the Penny School Gallery, Kingston upon Thames. The exhibition will be open Tuesday to Saturday 11.00am to 4.00pm.

If you can’t make these times phone Rosemary Williams on 020 8939 4603 or click here to email Penny School Gallery
Click here for a pdf with more information

Click here for an A4 Poster about Tribes Alive in pdf format.

Click here for an A3 Poster about the exhibtion in pdf format.

During the exhibition Sue will be at the gallery to discuss her work and the work of Tribes Alive/IPCST on 22nd October, 2nd November and 19th November between 7.00 and 8.30pm.

Composer, performer and IPCST founder Emily Burridge will be performing ‘Into The Amazon’ live on 21st October and 11th November at 7.00pm, and there will be an opportunity for questions and answers at the end of the performance.

These events are free of charge, but we would appreciate a donation to IPCST’s Tribes Alive programme. To help with seating arrangements, please phone or email as above to let us know you will be attending any of the events.

Exhibition at the Caixa Cultural Gallery, São Paulo

The Heart of Brazil Exhibition is currently running at the Neuter Michelon Gallery, Caixa Cultural, Caixa Economica Federal, Praça da Sé, São Paulo, Brazil. The exhibition will close next Sunday, the 21st June 2009.

On show are 150 striking images from the Heart of Brazil Expedition, and an installation in the form of a symbolised tree.

The exhibition has been a huge success, attracting many school and university groups, as well as a constant stream of ‘casual’ visitors.

The Heart of Brazil Exhibition in Brasilia

The Heart of Brazil Exhibition opened today at the Memorial of Indigenous People (Memorial dos Povos Indígenas), Praça do Buriti, Brasilia.

For the first time, the images from the Heart of Brazil Expedition will be seen in public in Brazil.

“It is vitally important for me that these images can be seen by the people of Brazil,” said Sue Cunningham, speaking at the official opening yesterday evening.

“I did not mount the exhibition so that people could just look at lovely pictures. I want people to really think about what they are looking at; examples of the strong and vibrant indigenous cultures of the original Brazilians, but cultures and people who are under ever-increasing threats from the alien society which surrounds them.”

The venue is important too. Designed to celebrate the indigenous people of Brazil by Oscar Niemeyer, and based on inspiration from the great Yanomami mallocas, the indigenous people were denied the use of the building for 17 years until 1999. Last year, Marcos Terena became its first indigenous co-ordinator, and the building is at last coming to life as a centre of indigenous culture.

On the Brazilian Day of the Indian, 19th April, a new technology centre was officially opened. Equipped with computers donated by the United Nations, it will bring young Indians into the centre to learn information technology skills.

The exhibition will continue until the 17th July.

Sue and Patrick Cunningham, on behalf of IPCST, would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks to HSBC, who have generously supported the staging of the exhibition, and to the British Embassy and Ambassador Peter Collecott for their support and encouragement. We also thank Marcos Terena and the many individuals, organisations and companies who have encouraged and supported us to make this exhibition a reality.

We constantly remember the great warmth and openness with which we were received by the 48 indigenous communities we visited during the expedition; they are the stars of the show, and this exhibition is for and about them. We hope that, in its small way, it will help them to support and maintain the rivers and forests of the Xingu basin, for the well-being of Brazil and for the good of the planet.

Public Event in London

We are making a presentation about the expedition and about the worrying proposals for hydroelectric dams on the Xingu. This is open to the public, but we would appreciate it if you would send us an email to to let us know if you intend to come.


Date: Tuesday 15th April 2008
Time: Illustrated Talk 5:00 to 6:00
Discussion/questions 6:00 to 7:00
Join us for Brazilian music and dancing afterwards!
Place: Guanabara, Parker St (corner of Drury Lane), London WC2B 5PW

There will be an opportunity to buy stunning photographic quality prints from the expedition, or to make a donation in exchange for postcards.

IPCST At the Ethical Christmas Fair, Canning House on Friday

This Friday, the 30th November, IPCST will have a stall selling photographic prints by Sue Cunningham and CDs of Emily Burridge’s music at the Ethical Fair, Canning House, 2 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PJ, open from 12:00 mid-day until 8:00 pm.

The Fair will be packed with all kinds of Arts & Crafts, Ethical Fashion, Jewellery, Baskets, Porcelain, Bedspreads, Candle holders, Live Music, Raffle, Food, Mulled Wine; A day of ethical shopping, eating & drinking while enjoying live music from Latin America. Entrance: £2. Find some unusual Christmas presents in a fun environment. If you don’t know Canning House and its interesting Luso-Latin American programme, take this opportunity to find out about it.

Prints For Sale until Christmas

For a limited period until Christmas, we are offering prints for sale. These are high-quality professional prints as displayed in the Heart of Brazil Exhibition, and can be supplied at sizes up to A2 (594mm x 420mm). Proceeds from the sale will go entirely to Indigenous Peoples’ Cultural Support Trust to finance projects in the Xingu region.

The minimum payment for each print is £150, though we would naturally appreciate any additional donation above this figure. You can select any image from the Photo Galleries in the links on the right-hand side of this page. Price includes delivery by Royal Mail in the UK; for overseas, please let us know what method of delivery you require so that we can quote you the additional cost.

To order prints, find the picture you want in the Photo Galleries and click on “To purchase a print click here” in the top right-hand corner. In the email this opens, send us details of which image number you require (shown underneath the picture), your name, address and email address, the size of print, and your preference for gloss or semi-gloss finish. We will reply to confirm your selection and to arrange payment.

These prints make great Christmas presents. Each print will be accompanied by a certificate showing that proceeds will be used by IPCST to finance projects, so you will be giving your friends and family something of intrinsic value, while also supporting a very worthwhile cause.

Fund-Raising Event: 18th October 2007

Next Thursday evening, the last day of the Heart of Brazil exhibition which is currently running at Gallery 32, 32 Green Street, London W1, we will be holding a joint fund-raising event with Rainforest Concern in the gallery. There will be caipirinhas, and you will have the opportunity to meet Sue and Patrick Cunningham.

The event will include an auction of some of the photographs featured in the exhibition.

We are suggesting a donation of £20 at the door, which will be split between Indigenous People’s Cultural Support Trust and Rainforest Concern.

This will be a fun event with a lively crowd of people, and everyone is welcome.

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank the following major sponsors:
Royal Geographical Society
Rainforest Concern
Artists' Project Earth

and all of the many other individuals and organisations who have supported us.