Category: Demonstrations

Acknowledged as one of Australia’s finest didgeridoo players, Mark Atkins is also recognized internationally for his collaborative projects with some of the world’s leading composers and musicians. A descendant of Western Australia’s Yamitji people, as well as of Irish/Australian heritage, Mark is known not only for his masterly playing, but also as a storyteller, composer, […]

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Image of Uncle Ossie Cruse by Kate Howarth

Ossie Cruse AM MBE, Aboriginal Elder and Christian Pastor, has for over 20 years been a prominent campaigner for reconciliation and social justice for Australia’s Indigenous peoples. A member of the Monaro people of NSW’s South Coast, he served for 13 years on NSW’s Aboriginal Advisory Council during the 1970s and 80s, and was Chairman […]

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Image of Indigenous dancer Ngioka Bunda-Heath

Ngioka Bunda-Heath is Wakka Wakka, Ngugi from Queensland through her Mother and Biripi from New South Wales through her Father. Ngioka completed her Advanced Diploma in the Performing Arts. Majoring in Dance at the Aboriginal Centre of the Performing Arts in Queensland. While studying she had the amazing opportunity to work with Leah Purcell, Gale […]

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Glenn Shea is a descendant of the Ngarrindjeri people, around the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia. Glenn was the first Aboriginal actor to graduate from NIDA, and is now a respected actor and playwright. He has appeared in many leading theatre productions, films and TV series including Redfern Now and East of Everything,  and […]

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Image of one of the Djaadjawan Dancers

The Djaadjawan Dancers are a traditional female Aboriginal dance group from the Yuin Nation of NSW, Australia. The group includes girls, women and Elders from ages 6 to 75 from Wallaga Lake, Narooma and La Perouse in NSW. Since their formation in 2015 by Walbunja woman Sharon Mason, the Djaadjawan Dancers have earned their place as […]

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Demonstration: Raw Kreations Random Weaving This demonstration by Mary Moore and Kate Heffernan from Raw Kreations is designed to be an easy way to dabble in and try random weaving with local natural fibers, even as a complete beginner. The techniques you will learn will set you up with good foundations for weaving anything from […]

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