Review: Australian Arts Review
Twelve Yuwaalaraay hands create a traditional cloak of possum skins. The ceremonial garment then takes on its own life as a work of living art: as music. Hand to Earth is a celebration of First Nations artists: women’s culture from Lightning Ridge followed by Yolgnu Songmen from Arnhem Land.
Due to COVID-19 this event will be run twice:
Sunday May 2, 1:30pm
Sunday May 2, 3:30pm,
Nardi Simpson, Yugal Mudhaybaraay (Possum Song)
Commissioned by CIMF – Major Lift, with assistance from the Australia’s Council Cherry Fund.
Hand to Earth – created by Ngukurr Songmen Daniel and David Wilfred
Followed by a conversation with the artists
Musicians from Australian Art Orchestra with Yolgnu Songmen Daniel and David Wilfred
Six Yuwaalaraay women from Lightning Ridge with Lamorna Nightingale, flute
GENERAL ADMISSION $65, CONCESSION $60