‘YIRRAMBOI Festival’ showcases First Nations arts and culture

Celebrating First Peoples arts, culture and language, the city of Melbourne hosts YIRRAMBOI Festival from 2 to 12 May, a vibrant showcase of exhibitions, theatre, dance, music, forums and workshops, across various venues. To name but a few, highlights include ‘YAWA: Journey’ a display of works by First Nations men and women who have experienced Victoria’s criminal justice system from 3 to 12 May at The Torch. Ngarigo artist Peter Waples-Crowe’s ‘insideOUT’ interrogates Blak and queer cultures at Koorie Heritage Trust from 4 to 12 May. Blak Market is a stage for fashion designers, jewellery makers, craftspeople and bush foods at the Meat Market on 5 May, and Glenda Nicholls shares knowledge and techniques for making decorative nets with workshops on 5 and 11 May.

Mark O’Callaghan, YAWA Bird in Flight, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 131 x 140cm. Courtesy the artist, The Torch, Melbourne and YIRRAMBOI Festival, Melbourne

Mark O’Callaghan, YAWA Bird in Flight, 2018. Courtesy the artist, The Torch, Melbourne and YIRRAMBOI Festival, Melbourne

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