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Wominjeka Festival 2020

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FCAC Temporarily Closed – Wominjeka Festival Postponed.

In light of the Australian Government’s recent advice on COVID-19, Wominjeka Festival 2020 has been postponed indefinitely. Please click here to find out more about FCAC’s closure.

The impact of COVID-19 will be drastically felt by artists, arts workers as well as independent and small to medium organisations including FCACAs a venue, our sustainability is largely tied to the delivery of our programs and hiring of our facilities, which has been adversely impacted by COVID-19. If you have the capacity to provide a financial contribution to support the artists, arts workers and communities we platform, you can do so by clicking here 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at reception@footscrayarts.com or via FacebookTwitter or Instagram. 

For live updates on the Australian Government’s advice on Corona Virus mitigation, please head to their website or contact the Corona Virus hotline on 1800 675 398. 


Wominjeka Festival welcomes you to its 10th anniversary in 2020, a three-day celebration of local environment and culture-sharing in the West.

At the heart of this year’s festival, Wominjeka’s Community Day offers a multifaceted display of music, ceremony and workshops for whole entire family on Saturday, 4 April.

The full weekend’s schedule welcomes you to partake in artist talks, exhibitions, film screenings and dance parties – each led by First Nations artists, curators and producers.

Wominjeka is a Ngargee, a Kulin cultural event, teaching and sharing from the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri peoples of the greater Kulin nation.

It is an invitation to gather on the banks of the Maribyrnong to bring community – all people who dwell on Kulin lands – together. A Ngargee, where we are returning to the landscape as celebrated and emerging First Nations artists highlight and discuss environmental relationships and current issues through creating artworks, participating in yarning circles, and hosting ceremony.

Through use of ephemera, we celebrate legacy, responsibility, and custodianship with the earth and its descendants.

The beautiful Maribyrnong river: alive, flowing to the bay. The land of our mother, nurturing and nourishing us. Our creeks, rivers, and billabongs, cleaning the country healing us and healing in their strength. Aboriginal culture is not only a culture of the past; it is alive, dynamic, and present. – Karen Jackson


Festival Schedule

Friday, April 3, 2020

Wilin Community Welcome Ceremony and Campfire
TIME:
6pm–8pm
VENUE: Riverside Lawn and Amphitheatre
COST: Free (bookings essential) 

Saturday, April 4, 2020

MAIN EVENT – Wominjeka Community Day: Concert & Ceremony
TIME: 12pm–7.30pm
VENUE: FCAC Lawns
COST: Free

Weaving Sustainable Culture
WHEN: Saturday 4 April 12.30pm–2pm
VENUE: Amphitheatre
COST: Free

Dance Workshop
WHEN: Saturday 4 April 12.30pm–2pm
VENUE: Basement Theatre
COST: Free

Blak Klub: Late Live Music
TIME: 7.30pm–11pm
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space
COST: $10 general entry / First Nations – pay what you can

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Blak To The Future III: Artist Talk
TIME: 12:45pm–1:30pm
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space
COST: Free

Our Country is Burning: Talk
TIME: 1.30pm–3.30pm
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space
COST: Free

Black Screen: The Treaty Series
TIME: 4pm–5:30pm
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space
COST: $10 general entry / First Nations – pay what you can


Presented as a part of FCAC’s Indigenous Cultural Program, supported by Maribyrnong City Council’s Festival City Grants Program.

 

 

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1- Maribyrnong City Council


Date & Times

Friday 3 April – Sunday 5 April

VENUE

Footscray Community Arts Centre

COST

Free

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