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Wominjeka Festival 2018

When: 25 - 27 May 2018
Where: Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Street Footscray, Victoria
How much: See website for details
More info: Footscray Community Arts Centre

Members of the Kulin Nation are inviting people to come together at Wominjeka Festival 2018, to celebrate the work of contemporary Indigenous arts and culture. Taking place at Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) from 25-27 May, the festival will offer a strong focus on emerging Indigenous artists. “For me, Wominjeka is about giving space for the up and comers,” says Uncle Larry Walsh, FCAC Elder in Residence. “It’s really all about young creators, painters, musicians and performers getting the chance to be seen and heard.”

The weekend, curated by FCAC’s Indigenous Advisory Group, will feature art, music, performance, film and market stalls, in a combination of paid and free events. The festival opens with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company’s Which Way Home, showing 25 and 26 May. Other highlights include an interactive weaving circle, ‘Black Screen’, which is a series of films by Indigenous filmmakers curated by John Harvey of Brown Cabs and the ‘Little Wominjeka’ music program. But don’t take our word for it, check out the full program here!

[Main image: ‘Wominjeka Festival 2016′. Original image by James Henry, supplied courtesy of Footscray Community Arts Centre].