Gunyah - Celebrating South Coast Koori Culture

Gunyah will take place on Saturday the 8th of April at the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum from 1:00pm – 6:00pm. The event is for community and visitors to Nowra to come and be immersed in the South Coast Koori Culture. This experience is to provide a platform for South Coast Cultural artists to express their connection to the South Coast and for emerging artists to expand their practice.

The space will be set up like an old trade route, with several gunyahs (shelters built by the Vincentia High rangers program) each gunyah will have it’s own cultural expression such as painting, shellwork, weaving, tool making etc. There will also be photos from the Jerrinja Exposed exhibition.

There will be demonstrations of fishing spears being made and a workshop on dillybags. You will be able to smell traditional food cooking, hear language sung, sit in a yarning circle, hear stories shared by an Elder and the afternoon will end with a performance inspired by traditional dances by the Doonooch Dancers and young community members from Bomaderry High, Shoalhaven High, Nowra High and Vincentia High.

Please send the message out to your networks and let your family and friends know.

We hope to see you there!

Gunyah 2017 flyer