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Film Screening and Talk | Uncle Ray Woods and Dr Bernard Sullivan

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Join Wiradjuri elder Uncle Ray Woods and Dr Bernard Sullivan as they discuss their collaborative filmmaking practice, working to develop and share Wiradjuri culture and language resources. Following the screening of their two short films, Yindayamarra Yambuwan (Respecting Everything)andGalaridyi Bangamalagi (Sharing the Lachlan), Bernard and Uncle Ray will lead a discussion circle on the cultural responsibility of looking after Country, how artmaking can support this process, and the challenges of communicating and living according to cultural values.

Yindayamarra Yambuwan (Respecting Everything) (2015) is a film in Wiradjuri language about the Wiradjuri way of living, based on the concept of Yindyamarra (respect, honour, go slow). It won a NSW Premier’s Mulitcultural Media Award for Best Creative and Innovative Design in 2016.

Galaridyi Bangamalagi (2022) shows the fragile beauty of the lower Galari Bila (Lachlan River) flood plains, lakes, and swamps in south-west New South Wales.

A light lunch will be provided. Registrations essential.

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We are committed to making the IMA accessible to people of all abilities, their families, and carers, as well as visitors of different ages and different backgrounds.

The gallery entrance is on the ground floor of the Judith Wright Arts Centre, on Berwick Street. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor, and we welcome guide and support dogs.

To find out more, contact us at, call (07) 3252 5750, or ask our friendly staff on-site. Read our access information for visitors here.

Artist Biographies

Uncle Ray Woods is a Wiradjuri man dedicated to caring for Country, primarily the land and waters along the Murrumbidgee and Galari (Lachlan) Rivers around Hay. He collaborates with Dr Bernard Sullivan and others to create videos that share his understanding and concerns for Country.

Both Uncle Ray and Bernard are members of Burambabili Gulbali, an incorporated association which gathers, creates, and shares First Peoples’ culture and language resources in a way that respectfully, equitably and sustainably supports First Peoples manage and maintain their own knowledges, identities, and ways of being and living.

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