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Daminmin Festival 2023

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Daminmin Festival is back for 2023! A beautiful two-day arts and culture festival. 

June 30th and July 1st

Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours

Entry by Donation! please do donate if you can

some workshops are FREE some include a fee

If you would like to camp please include $10 per vehicle/ per night

Join us for bush camping beside the Pudakul Billabong just east of Humpty Doo, in the Adelaide River wetlands, on Limilngan-Wulna country.

This festival is created in partnership with Pudakul and Darwin Community Arts (DCA), under the artistic and cultural direction of Lynette and Graham Kenyon. It is a celebration of art and culture in the rural area, highlighting First Nations culture alongside a range of contemporary artistic practices.

“We want people to leave our festival with a greater sense of belonging, understanding, and respect of Limilngan-Wulna country and culture” (Lynette Kenyon- Pudakul)

“Daminmin is about connecting our local community to celebrate our unique rural arts and culture while sharing with guests to our community, this festival merges a range of cultural and artistic practices- including clap stick making, nature sketching, indigo dyeing, screen printing and weaving. We enjoy hanging out together in nature, connecting and bringing together a range of people and art forms” (Anna Weekes- DCA)

Daminmin Festival showcases a fusion of traditional and contemporary First Nations and rural arts and culture. We will share traditional Indigenous arts and culture alongside rural arts and culture. Workshops will include Weaving, clap stick making, bush foods and medicine, dyeing, drawing, dancing. We will also showcase a collection of great local short films, local mucsicians, and dances.

Entry by Donation- some workshops are FREE and some you will pay a fee onsite.

Friday 30th June from 11 am we will enjoy the opening ceremony with the Garamilla Dancers, followed by a host of arts activities and cultural workshops nestled amongst the bush.

In the evening we will enjoy a short film festival with NT traveling Film Fest followed by a Nocturnal Walk.

Saturday 1st July we will continue with workshops through the day followed by a sunset concert with Shellie Morris and the Arrkula Yinbayarra Choir from Borroloola and the Wairuk Band.

Sunday  We invite you to pack up at your leisure taking the great community and connection vibes into the week ahead

Proudly Sponsored by the Northern Territory Government through NT Major Events, Australia Council for the Arts, Festivals Australia and Inspire NT.

For more information visit our website! https://www.daminminartsandcul...

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