An exciting multi-media exploration of W√§gilak songs, stories and relationship with country will bring winter to life at the Manly Art Gallery & Museum.
Northern Beaches Council Senior Curator, Katherine Roberts, said the SharingStories Foundation, established on Sydney‚Äôs Northern Beaches, supports indigenous communities throughout Australia in holding and sharing cultural knowledge and stories through dynamic digital storytelling programs.
‚ÄúThis exhibition offers a deep insight into relationship with Country and culture through a vibrant multi-media interpretation of the story of Ganjalala, the Sugar Bag Hunter, created with the W√§gilak Community of North-East Arnhem Land.
‚ÄúThe exhibition offers a wonderful opportunity for people who live on the Northern Beaches or who are visiting to learn about W√§gilak culture from the community itself.
‚ÄúI am sure it will make a very big impression,‚ÄĚ Ms Roberts said.
Liz Thompson‚Äôs photographs from her A Song for Country series ‚Äď also produced with the W√§gilak community, are part of the 2017 Head on Photo Festival and Guringai Festival programs. The exhibition runs from 26 May-9 July. The official opening of the exhibition will be held on Saturday, 27 May from 5-7pm.
A ‚ÄėStories, Song and Dance Workshop‚Äô for children 5-12 to learn about the Gandjalala dance of the Sugar Bag Hunter with Jeremy Cameron, a Djungkai guardian for W√§gilak stories and songs will be held on Sunday, 28 May from 2.30-4pm. The Workshop costs $30 which includes refreshments.
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The exhibition also includes an opportunity to join Liz Thompson on a ‚Äėwalk through‚Äô the exhibition on Sunday 11 June at 3pm.¬†