Festival of Baiame’s Ngunnhu 3 – 5 April 2015 - Brewarrina NSW.

A festival of ceremony and celebration. The inaugural Festival of Baiame’s Ngunnhu in Brewarrina, NSW will promote Aboriginal-led social inclusion, artistic, civic and economic participation and a greater voice for the Aboriginal people of the region.

A multi-art site-specific community performance spectacular celebrating the many inspirational stories and experiences of the local Aboriginal young people, community members and elders of the Ngemba, Baranbinja, Morowari, Kula, Naualko, Ualarai, Weilwan, Kamilaroi, Kamu and Paarkinlji communities.

A three year community cultural development arts project the Festival of Baiame’s Ngunnhu is a multi-artform site specific performance promenade along the banks of the Barwon River, incorporating puppetry, circus, dance (contemporary and traditional), installation waste 2 art and film screenings.

Ms Shearer says, “This feast also highlights community awareness to reignite cultural memory”, as she points to her heart, it’s about the importance of the natural landscape, about the health of the river and riparian habitat. It will also enhance cultural awareness knowledge of both event participants and those that are made aware of the event through regional, state and Australia wide media.

Led by local Aboriginal organisations, produced by Moogahlin Performing Arts Creative Producer Lily Shearer, and facilitated by key artists Cheryl (Dinty) Crawford, Aunty Chris Burke, Tim Bishop and Kate Reid.
For Further Media Information Contact: Lily Shearer, Creative Producer Moogahlin Performing Arts ph: 0498 124 586

Moogahlin is a professional Aboriginal theatre and performing cultural arts enterprise that is strongly connected to community, and that inspires emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander theatre practitioners to develop, create and produce innovative and stimulating work. We give voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories and experiences by developing and presenting distinctive, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary performance works and events. We support emerging artists to get into the industry, and communities to share their stories with respect to Indigenous cultural practices; to place Moogahlin amongst its national and international counterparts. We aim to be a sustainable and well managed cultural arts organization that embraces innovation and change and to nurture a new generation of Aboriginal theatre practitioners.