Yaluk Langa Community Day at Heide

Sat 2nd March, 2024
10:00am – 2:00pm
Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen
Spend a Saturday afternoon learning about the significance of Heide’s grounds to the land’s traditional owners, the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people.

Heide Museum of Modern Art is located on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people, who hold an important cultural association with the Birrarung/Yarra River. Yaluk Langa, meaning “river’s edge” in Woiwurrung language, is a collaborative indigenous garden project developed between traditional owners and the Heide team, together with landscape architect Katherine Rekaris from Urban Initiatives. Heide is once again hosting a Yaluk Langa Community Day to celebrate this collaboration and the continuing creative culture of the traditional owners.

Beginning in 2018, the Yaluk Langa project has been an important and evolving chapter in the Heide story which provides opportunities for Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people to achieve their responsibilities in caring for Country (known as Bunjil’s Law) and to highlight their living culture.

The Yaluk Langa Community Day is an occasion for the public to visit Heide to experience the progress of the tree scarring and shield decoration and learn from Wurundjeri Elders about the Indigenous history of the land, as well as the role everyone can all play in Caring for Country. The day will include a traditional ceremony, art making activities and talks with Wurundjeri artists and Elders and planting of indigenous grasses. Bring a picnic and have fun. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.

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