Red Poles and Spinning Yarns Aboriginal Festival
Next Occurrence : 02 May 2020
Red Poles and Spinning Yarns is an Aboriginal Festival. The event will include many activities and presentations such as welcome to country, smoking ceremony and cultural dance performance. An Indigenous artists market will be held over the 2 days in a large marquee on the lawns with stall holder representation from Aboriginal communities throughout South Australia including Ceduna, Maruku, Goolwa, Riverland and children from Mimli and Indulkana schools and participation with the Indigenous program from the McLaren Vale Primary school. There will also be demonstrations including weaving, basket making, punu wood burning techniques, painting and jewellery, workshops, short films and cultural talks. There will be large inflatable spaces designed by Evelyn Roth and painted by Aboriginal artist John Davis in which children can enjoy story telling and dress up parades. The gallery space will have an exhibition titled 'Alaapi Apinha' by Aboriginal artists from the Malka Collective and will explore cultural themes of place and identity in a variety of mediums.
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