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The Gulbangali Dharug Nura Project

Women performing cultural ritual

The Gulbangali Dharug Nura Project: Kids Aboriginal Dance Workshop

Workshop – Sunday 5 April, 10 am – 1 pm

Workshop – Sunday 3 May, 10 am – 1 pm

Rehearsal and performance – Saturday 6 June, noon – 8 pm

Oakhurst, Blacktown Native Institution site | Free

Ages 7 – 17

Nura (Country) speaks. She’s life, ceremony and songlines.

Guided by the artist, as a site of Dreaming, immerse yourself in stories, land and culture in this engaging two-day Kids dance workshop. This workshop is aimed at young people aged seven to seventeen and will be led by professional Dharug dancers.

Participants are advised that this is a two day workshop and they are required to attend on Sunday 3 May and from noon to 8 pm for a rehearsal and performance on Saturday 6 June.

Please note: Children must have a parent/guardian on-site for the duration of the workshop. Please bring a packed lunch as only snacks and water will be provided. The space is open and uneven in places. Weather can be unpredictable at this time and there is limited shade. Please come prepared with a hat, sunscreen and a reusable water bottle.

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The Gulbangali Dharug Nura Project: Womens & Mens Cultural Yarning Circles

Sunday 5 April

10 am – 1 pm 

Oakhurst, Blacktown Native Institution site | Free

Free event | Bookings Essential | Limited capacity

Nura (Country) speaks. She’s life, ceremony and songlines.

We as descendants of nura and as descendants of her children, wish to contribute to her entire story through an artistic lens, revegetation and rejuvenation. Join us to connect with the artist in a cultural yarning circle. Women will learn about traditional weaving techniques and yarn about culture. Men will learn about traditional tools and yarn about country. Groups will then come together to talk about fire management and revegetation.

Please note: Light refreshments provided. The space is open and uneven in places. Weather can be unpredictable at this time and there is limited shade. Please come prepared with a hat, sunscreen and a reusable water bottle.

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The Gulbangali Dharug Nura Project: Community Gathering

Sunday 3 May

10 am – 1 pm 

Oakhurst, Blacktown Native Institution site | Free

Nura (Country) speaks. She’s life, ceremony and songlines.

Through ceremony and art, Country will rejuvenate, regenerate, heal and resonate. Participate in this healing creative workshop with our three lead Dharug artists where you will explore her history through their lens.

Please note: Light refreshments provided however please bring a packed lunch. The space is open and uneven in places. Weather can be unpredictable at this time and there is limited shade. Please come prepared with a hat, sunscreen and a reusable water bottle.

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The Gulbangali Dharug Nura Project: NIRIN Gathering Day 1

Saturday 6 June

3 pm – 8 pm 

Oakhurst, Blacktown Native Institution site | Free

Nura (Country) speaks. She’s life, ceremony and songlines.

Join us to experience ceremony and cultural performances along with the unveiling of the artist: the Blacktown Native Institution site.

Explore the storying of the site through the onsite installations by our Dharug artists Venessa Possum, Leanne Tobin and Leanne Watson. Get to know the team from the Biennale 2020 and our partnering organisations. Chat with custodians who hold hundreds of years of storying about this incredible site and natural artist.

Please note: Light refreshments provided. The space is open and uneven in places. Weather can be unpredictable at this time and there is limited shade. Please come prepared with a hat, sunscreen and a reusable water bottle.

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The Gulbangali Dharug Nura Project: NIRIN Gathering Day 2

Sunday 7 June

10 am – 1 pm 

Oakhurst, Blacktown Native Institution site

Nura (Country) speaks. She’s life, ceremony and songlines.

Join us on site to connect with community through being, art, culture and ceremony as we bestow the opportunity for the artist to speak and show us her natural artistic beauty. Experience the art installations and listen as the Dharug Custodians and artists share the pre and post-colonial history and subsequent colonisation of the site. Nura (Country) speaks. Hear the plans for her future.

Please note: Light refreshments provided. The space is open and uneven in places. Weather can be unpredictable at this time and there is limited shade. Please come prepared with a hat, sunscreen and a reusable water bottle.

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Image: Anna Kucera, courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney