Festival and Events

We are proud to be associated with the following events and can assist with travel arrangements.

KAKADU WEAVING WORKSHOP


A rare opportunity to participate in a women’s weaving workshop with Aboriginal weavers from Kakadu West Arnhem. 6 days / 5 nights departing Darwin Sunday 30th July 2017, $2,160 per person. For further information Click here

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WOMADELAIDE

March in Adelaide is Festival time. The city and regions are bursting with the vibrancy of world renowned festivals such as the Adelaide Festival, Fringe Festival and WOMADelaide, one of the nation’s favourite outdoor festivals.

WOMADelaide runs over four days in Botanic Park in inner-city Adelaide. In 2018 the event will be held from 9th – 12th March.

Popular not only because of the unique and extraordinary music it presents, but also because of its beautiful and friendly vibe. WOMADelaide welcomes Families (kids 12 and under get free entry). The program features performances and workshops on seven stages by the world’s best traditional and contemporary musicians, dancers and DJs, a KidZone activity area, street theatre and visual artists, the Taste the World cooking program, The Planet Talks environmental discussions program, Artists in Conversation, amazing food, retail and charity stalls.

Travel packages available. Please visit http://www.diversetravel.com.au/experiencesNatureAndCulture/womadelaide.htm

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TARNANTHI

In 2015, Adelaide hosted the inaugural TARNANTHI, Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art encompassing a series of exhibitions, public programs, community events and an opening weekend Art Fair.

The Art Fair provided an opportunity to buy works of art directly from art centres and independent artists from across the country, and the Festival’s supporting public programs and community events brought the artists voices and vision to a broad audience of international guests, artists, collectors, curators, students, cultural industry professionals and academics.

In 2017 Tarnanthi will take place from 13 October through to 28 January 2018 (with a program of activities across the first ten days of the event, including the Art Fair to be held 13 – 15 October). Full program details to be announced shortly.

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SPIRIT FESTIVAL

Experience the nation’s best in Indigenous dance, music, theatre, visual arts, literature, workshops and more at the annual Spirit Festival, held each year in Adelaide during the Adelaide Fringe.

As South Australia’s premier Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Event, the Spirit Festival has been designed to be interactive with the opportunity for participants to express themselves through language lessons, writing programs, dot painting, storytelling, native flower and artifact making, plus many other ‘hands on’ workshops.

Presented by Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute (NACI) and [Give Up Smokes for Good], Arts SA and Adelaide City Council and partnering with Adelaide Fringe Festival, Ausdance, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, SA Writers Centre and Nexus Multi-cultural Arts, Spirit Festival celebrated its 8th year in 2016.

Spirit Festival is a FREE public event held at Tandanya – 253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide. 2018 dates to be announced.

CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR 14 – 16 July 2017

The annual Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is the quintessential celebration of the art of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples. Much more than an art fair, CIAF is a platform for Queensland Indigenous artists to tell their stories through visual art, performance, theatre, fashion, screen, workshops and more. Held over three days in July, during the tropical winter, the program features FREE AND TICKETED EVENTS.
Immerse yourself for a brief few days at CIAF in tropical Cairns.

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DARWIN ABORIGINAL ART FAIR 11 – 13 August 2017

The 11th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair will be held in Darwin, at the Darwin Convention Centre, from the 11-13 August 2017.
The Art Fair hosts over sixty Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned Art Centres, collectively representing over 2000 emerging and established artists. The fair provides an opportunity to ethically purchase a vibrant range of art including: paintings on canvas, bark paintings, works on paper including limited edition prints, sculpture, didgeridoos, fibre art and cultural regalia.
Join in the free artist workshops and watch traditional dance performances! Come and engage with the contemporary creations of the oldest continuous living cultures in the world.