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MIWATJ YOLŊU – Sunrise People

Enjoy a day of festivities to mark the official opening of Bundanon’s newest exhibition Miwatj Yolŋu – Sunrise People.

Join us for the opening of Miwatj Yolŋu – Sunrise People, an exhibition that explores storytelling, ecology and materiality in the works of Yolŋu artists from the Yirrkala Community in East Arnhem Land.

Click here to read more about the exhibition and public program.



12pm | Welcome
Welcome to Country and opening speeches. Address by Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke MP

12:30pm | Acknowledgment and Smoking Ceremony
Acknowledgment on behalf of Buku Larrnggay Art Centre, The Mulka Project digital archive and the Yirrkala community. Traditional custodians Gadhungal Marring will welcome visitors with a Smoking Ceremony and exchange of gifts with Yolŋu guests

2pm | Song Spirals
Connect with the living tradition of Milkarri, women’s song spirals, with special readings from this groundbreaking book by the Gay-wu Group of Women, including a Q&A session with co-author Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr-Stubbs and Rosealee Pearson.

3:30pm | Cultural Walk
Join First Nations Custodians Gadhungal Marring for a cultural walk. Capacity strictly limited

*Bookings essential. Click here to book for the Cultural Walk.



Artist Picnics
Pre-order an artist picnic for the opening weekend and enjoy a selection of charcuterie, pickles, cheese and fruit at one of the picnic tables on the Bundanon grounds

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Free entry on Saturday 4 November


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Dates & Times
04/11/2023 - 04/11/2023 Art Museum site, Bundanon

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In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

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