Guringai Festival

guringgai.jpgThe Guringai Festival is an annual celebration of indigenous culture and heritage, starting in May with National Sorry Day and running until the end of NAIDOC Week in July. The festival raises awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in this region of northern Sydney, once inhabited by the Guringai tribe, and the need to close the gap in health and wellbeing between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. Events include workshops, art exhibitions and children's performances, with a focus on reconciliation.

For more information visit the Guringai Festival website.

2017 Events in Ku-ring-gai

Aboriginal Art & Culture Day

Thursday 6 July, 9am-4pm

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

6-12 years

We’ll be spending a fascinating day in the bush exploring our ancient cultures. Enjoy some favourite dreamtime legends and learn different techniques of rock art. Join renowned Aboriginal artist and storyteller Walangari Karntawarra for a special session featuring the didgeridoo, dancing and dot painting.

Cost: $58 child

Enquiries: Wildflower Garden Visitor Centre 9424 0353 or kwg@kmc.nsw.gov.au

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Aboriginal Bush Skills and Survival

Thursday 6 July, 9am-4pm

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

6-12 years

Challenge yourself as we imagine an Australia before European settlement! Learn the arts of fire-lighting, animal tracking, finding bush foods, and building your own humpy house. Walangari Karntawarra will join us for a lesson in boomerang-throwing and special cultural traditions.

Cost: $58 child

Enquiries: Wildflower Garden Visitor Centre 9424 0353 or kwg@kmc.nsw.gov.au

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Dreamtime Stories & Art

Thursday 6 July, 10-11:30am

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

2-5 years

Join Aboriginal artist and storyteller, Walangari Karntawarra, for a fun morning of dreamtime stories, dancing and art. We’ll be making our own dot paintings to take home.

Cost: $8 adult, $13 child

Enquiries: Wildflower Garden Visitor Centre 9424 0353 or kwg@kmc.nsw.gov.au

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