Quandamooka Festival 2017 is well under way with a range of events and activities from the beginning of July through to the end of September.
The festival is an opportunity to learn more about the Quandamooka people’s history and culture.
Events are taking place right across the Redlands enabling people to learn more about lands and waters which have been occupied continuously by the Quandamooka peoples for tens of thousands of years.
A Festival highlight, Yuri Yalingbila (welcome the whales) will take place on 29 July at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island.
As well as the whale welcome ceremony you can enjoy whale-watching cultural tours, traditional dance, arts, weaving, workshops, kids activities, good food, sand art and more.
Some of the many other activities in the Festival include:
- Island Made Exhibition at the Redland Art Gallery until 13 August
- A boat cruise in Quandamooka waters on 15 July
- Connecting Waves – a saltwater woman living on desert country Onespace Gallery, 13a Gladstone Rd, Highgate Hill, Brisbane until 5 August
- Poetry & Storytelling Workshop at Dunwich on 19 August
- Quandamooka Festival on Jencoomercha (Macleay Island) 26 August
- Quandamooka Water Stories & Songs at the Redland Museum 20 September
- Kunjiel (Corroboree) Closing Ceremony – 23 & 24 September
To find out more about these events and dozens more check out the Quandamooka Festival 2017 Calendar.
Quandamooka Festival Yura
The 2017 Quandamooka Festival Yura (welcome) was held at Dunwich on Sunday 2 July.
Maria Tan captured some photos from Yura and shared her work through Redlands2030.
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