In the remote Top End community of Beswick/Wugularr, Djilpin Arts and the Bagala people invite you to immerse yourself in a bold cultural landscape of renewal and celebration.
In the tradition of Djilpin’s Walking With Spirits, join us on country and in community to celebrate the voices of Indigenous culture.
To sing, dance and talk. To celebrate. To engage. A full weekend of dance, music, workshops, food, art, culture and conversations hosted by Constantina Bush.
Arrive from 3.00pm to set up camp in our beautiful Cultural Precinct in the heart of Beswick community. Browse our museum and art gallery and settle in for dinner.
PERFORMANCE - Opening Night Concert
Featuring: Traditional welcome dance the for Morning Star festival opening ceremony
Djarmalak Ngalmuka - Come Together Women
In collaboration with Jawoyn Association’s, Banatjarl Strongbala Wumin Grup, and WOW (Women of the World) Australia
Weaving - The art and mind of weaving, local fibres become flowers, leave your creation in our regenerative collaborative bush bed of renewal.
Presented by Djilpin weavers. (2 Sessions available, 20 places per session)
Bush Medicine - The art of healing, local plants, balms and salves.
Presented by Banatjarl Wimuns Grup. (2 Sessions available, 20 places per session)
Speakers Panel: United Voice - Indigenous Women In Culture
Women in art - Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr Baumann AM (Senior Australian of the Year)
Women on country - Mimal Rangers
Women in music - Emily Wurrumara (the Stiff Gins and Miiesha)
Women in healing - Lisa Mumbin (Chair of the Jawoyn Association)
Featuring: June Oscar OA (Aboriginal and Torres StraitIslander Social Justice Commissioner) presenting the next stage of Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices)
PERFORMANCE - Closing Night Concert
Fellas, did we lose you? Book yourself (and the kids) on an exclusive guided tour of the famous, spectacular Beswick Falls, home of the Walking with Spirits festival. Swim, walk, play, soak up this ancient place with our local guides, while the women do their thing back at Beswick.
(3 Sessions available, 12 places per tour)