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Wominjeka Festival 2018


Wominjeka Festival 2018 is curated by Footscray Community Art Centre’s Indigenous Advisory Group: N’arweet Carolyn Briggs, Uncle Larry Walsh, Aunty Annette XiberrasKaren Jackson, Robert Bundle, Paola Balla, Vicki Couzens and Genevieve Grieves.

Join us for a weekend of art, music, performance, film, market stalls and activities celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in Melbourne’s west, and from across the country.

Wominjeka Festival is something that brings all people together – a Ngargee from all places and all people.

It is a time when the Kulin Nations come together so that we can invite other people to come to respect and honour the work that has been made by our artists. It is also a time for us to come together and celebrate the privilege of being here, to avoid the trap of being angry, and instead bringing conversations to light that embrace the knowledge of the Elders.

Wominjeka 2018 is a collection of songs and stories from all places and all people, where we will revisit the lines walked between youth and Elders.
— N’arweet Carolyn Briggs

WHEN: Friday 25 May – Sunday 27 May 2018
COST: Varies

Download the festival program here.
Download Media Release Here.

Festival Schedule:

Friday 25 May
1pm (matinee) and 8pm Which Way Home Performance Space
Saturday 26 May
1pm (matinee) and 8pm Which Way Home Performance Space
5 – 6.30pm Black Screen Basement Theatre
Sunday 27 May
11am Opening: Smoking Ceremony & Acknowledgement of Country FCAC Lawn
12 – 5pm
12 – 12.30pm
12.35 –1.05pm
1.10 – 1.40pm
2.50 – 3.20pm
3.25 – 3.50pm
3.55 – 4.25pm
Little Wominjeka Music Program
Maylene Slater-Burns
Brett Lee
Elaine Crombie
Allara Briggs Pattison
Lady Lash
Robert K Champion
12 – 5pm Weaving Circle FCAC Lawn
12 – 5pm Yelmo-Garang Exhibition Jack Kennedy Room
2pm Blak to the Future and Narrun Yana Exhibition Openings Roslyn Smorgon Gallery and Gabriel Gallery
3pm SCRIBE: Conversation with Elaine Crombie Visual Arts Studio

Program information: 



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Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre with the support of Maribyrnong City Council


1 – Wominjeka Festival 2016. Original image by James Henry. 

Date & Times

Start: Friday, 25 May 2018 3:00 am

End: Sunday, 27 May 2018 7:00 am


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