Open Spaces festival with ‘Ngulu-nganjin’ [Melbourne]
Saturday November 17, 2018 - 11:30 AM
Abbotsford Convent Community Room
1 St Heliers St, A
Abbotsford , VIC 3067
Wendy Boase & Linda D'Ornay
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
(Image courtesy of Wurundjeri Tribe Land Compensation Council)
Our biggest weekend of the year, Open Spaces festival is a celebration of the Convent’s people, spaces and places.
WURUNDJERI COMMUNITY CELEBRATION SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER, 12 – 2pm
Wurundjeri Council and Abbotsford Convent Foundation are delighted to open the Open Spaces festival with ‘Ngulu-nganjin,’ a two-part project celebrating Wurundjeri music, language and stories. This community celebration will showcase some of the musicians and artists who have been hard at work developing and recordings a new indigenous sound trail for the Convent site.
‘Ngulu-nganjin’ is being led by Wurundjeri artist Mandy Nicholson (Artistic Director) and acclaimed Yorta Yorta/Dja Dja Wurrung musician and actor Lou Bennett (Musical Director and Language Activist). Aunty Diane Kerr has provided input into the cultural framework for the project, along with assistance by Wurundjeri Council and other Wurundjeri members.
Come down and enjoy the flagship ‘Ngulu-nganjin’ sounds, performed for the first time, and take part in workshops, ochre face painting, traditional games and more, organised by Wurundjeri Council and community. Ngulu-nganjin will be MC’d by the wonderful Jason Tamiru.