Gai-mariagal Festival

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The Gai-mariagal Festival (formerly the Guringai Festival) was founded in 2001 and aims to raise awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Northern Sydney region. The festival usually starts on Sorry Day, 26 May and goes through the end of NAIDOC Week, the second week in July each year.

The festival involves councils and numerous reconciliation and community groups. Events include workshops, art exhibitions, performances, films, talks and more.

2019 Gai Mariagal Festival Program (pdf. 15MB)

Events

Children's Storytime & Illustration Workshop

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When

Tuesday 9 July, 10am - 12pm

Where

Caley's Pavilion Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden 420 Mona Vale Road St Ives

About

Children's storytime and illustration workshop with artist Ann Snell.

Ann has worked as an art professional since graduating from National Art school in Sydney in 2000. She illustrated her first children's book which was published in 2018.

"The Crocodile who found his smile" with local author Hancy Pancy, which Ann will read and conduct the illustration workshop using pencil, watercolour, crayon and ink. The workshop is suitable for children aged 5 - 8 years.

Cost

Free

Bookings

events@kmc.nsw.gov.au or contact Mardi Pistachia 9424 0980. 

Bookings close Friday 28 June.

Dreamtime Storytime with Featherdale Wildlife Park

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When

Wednesday 10 July, 10am - 11.30am

Where

Gordon Library, 799 Pacific Highway, Gordon

About

To celebrate NAIDOC week, Featherdale Wildlife Park will be visiting Gordon Library's Secret Garden with a dreamtime story time featuring highly respected indigenous authors.

Meet some amazing native animals from the stories along with Featherdale Wildlife Park rangers.

Cost

Free

Bookings

events@kmc.nsw.gov.au or contact Mardi Pistachia on 9424 0980. 
Bookings close Friday 28 June.

Bush Tucker Discovery

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When

Friday 12 July, 10am - 12pm

Where

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden 420 Mona Vale Road, St Ives.

About

Join our rangers with an Aboriginal elder and learn about local bush tucker, its uses and plants for your garden at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden.

Cost

Free

Bookings

events@kmc.nsw.gov.au or contact Mardi Pistachia on 9424 0980.

Bookings close Friday 28 June.

 

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