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ACT Community Sector NAIDOC WEEK

Date: Tuesday 5th of July 

Time: 10.45am -2pm 

Location: Woden Town Square and Woden Library 

Woden Arts is part of the The ACT Community Sector, and we invite you to join us at our eighth annual NAIDOC Week Event, celebrating the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

After a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony, we will open the event with an address by Minister Rachael Stephen-Smith.

Throughout the day there will be:

  • Music performances
  • Children’s activities
  • Art workshops
  • Yarning circles
  • Stalls and food. 

The program will include the following artists:

  • Kristie Peters
  • Tahalianna Soward Mahanga
  • Yukembruk Dance Group
  • Johnny Huckle
  • Alinta Barlow
  • Greg Joseph
  • Sarah Loynes
  • Arika from Tukkabythebush
  • Dean Freeman
  • Ngunnawal language group
  • Representation from Burrunju Art Centre

The event will also be live streamed from the ACT Community Sector NAIDOC Week Face Book page. 

WODEN ARTS WORKSHOP : MARAMALDANHA YADHARR GURAYN: MAKING FEATHER FLOWERS

Date: Tuesday 5th of July 

First workshop: 12.15PM – to 12.55PM (40 Minutes)

Second workshop: 1.05PM -1.45PM (40 Minutes)

Location: Woden Town Square and Woden Library 

You are invited to the Maramaldanha Yadharr Gurayn: Introduction to Feather Flower workshop with Sarah Loynes, a Gamilaroi Yularoi artist and consultant.

These free workshops at the Woden library will be capped at 12 people per workshop. Please bring your own collection of feathers and fibres to incorporate with materials supplied to create a unique feather flower.

Please note we will not be using natural fibres or feathers from Gamilaroi/ Yularoi Country- instead we will use what we consider to be contemporary materials that have become ‘woven’ into our lives as Gamilaroi Yularoi yinarr.

Participants will share through Gamilaroi Yularoi winangay (story) and maramali (making with hands.) They will be introduced to yinarr winangay (women’s knowledge) of yadharr gurayn (feather flowers) to make and practice feather flower making using contemporary materials. 

All materials are supplied.

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