Held during National Families Week, the Kinship Festival, now in its third year, is celebrated annually in Murwillumbah by Indigenous and non-Indigenous families. A vibrant cultural festival, Kinship connects families with community, culture and country, linking people through shared learning and meaningful participation in the hope of creating stronger families and stronger communities.
Lismore Lantern Parade is pretty much back on its feet after being hammered by the flood, so ANR thought we might pop by to see the new premises and have a chat with Jyllie Jackson, CEO and Artistic Director about what we can all expect this year.
Saturday 24 June
12pm – 9pm
Splendour in the Grass presents Splendour Arts 2017 your dose of fine art, craft and everything in-between. Transforming the green fields of North Byron Parklands, Splendour promises a 600acre unadulterated, sensory wonderland gallery space ensuring monumental, weird and straight up wacky adventures at every turn.
This group exhibition celebrates a unique collaboration between two groups of Indigenous women textile artists. Earlier this year, the Bundjalung Casino Wake Up Time Group and the Kunwinjku women artists from Injalak Arts & Crafts, in Oenpelli, Arnhem land, participated in a cultural exchange, sharing culture, weaving, dying and printing techniques.
This exhibition showcases the textiles work of both groups of artists as well as some collaborative pieces created during the cultural exchange program. Stunning hand printed and naturally dyed lengths of silk, linen and cotton will be displayed, along side intricately woven fibre pieces, created from natural local materials and dyed in the respective natural dyes from each region.