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Wominjeka Festival 2018

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Friday 25 May 2018 to Sunday 27 May 2018

Join us for a weekend of celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in Melbourne’s west, and from across the country.

Over three days from Friday 25 May to Sunday 27 May, Footscray Arts Centre will host the Wominjeka Festival 2018.

Come and watch performers and take part in the program, which includes:

  • art
  • music
  • performance
  • film
  • market stalls
  • activities.

About Wominjeka

Wominjeka Festival is something that brings all people together – a Ngargee from all places and all people. It is a time when the Kulin Nations come together so that we can invite other people to come to respect and honour the work that has been made by our artists.

It is also a time for us to come together and celebrate the privilege of being here, to avoid the trap of being angry, and instead bringing conversations to light that embrace the knowledge of the Elders.

Wominjeka 2018 is a collection of songs and stories from all places and all people, where we will revisit the lines walked between youth and Elders.

— N’arweet Carolyn Briggs

Festival curators

Wominjeka Festival 2018 is curated by Footscray Community Art Centre’s Indigenous Advisory Group:

  • N’arweet Carolyn Briggs
  • Uncle Larry Walsh
  • Aunty Annette Xiberras
  • Karen Jackson
  • Robert Bundle
  • Paola Balla
  • Vicki Couzens
  • Genevieve Grieves.

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When?

This event has already taken place.

25 May 2018, 1:00pm to 27 May 2018, 5:00pm

Where?

Footscray Community Arts Centre 45 Moreland Street Footscray VIC 3011