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.
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
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