Barrawimambinya: Coming into Country the Proper Way

Sat 12th June, 2021 – Sun 18th July, 2021
Australian Museum
1 William St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Price: $120 ($96 for Members)
Develop a deeper understanding of Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country through hands-on cultural immersion.

Hand-in-hand with the Australian Museum’s new exhibition Unsettled is an immersive events program for those who want to delve deeper into First Nations culture.

For Barrawimambinya: Coming into Country the Proper Way, First Nations cultural practitioners Milan Dhiiyaan share the histories and meanings behind Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country traditions.

Barrawimambinya is a Wiradjuri word associated with permission to act on Country. During the workshop, explore ancient rituals for seeking permission from Traditional Custodians to enter Country and unpack respectful ways to live in Country today.

This immersive experience concludes with a yarning circle, to share in a conversation about the possibilities of First Nations culture and how to centre these knowledges and practices today.

Workshops run from 10:30 am to 1pm or 2pm to 4:30pm on select Saturdays and Sundays in June and July.

Unsettled is a free exhibition examining the denial of Indigenous sovereignty since invasion and the potential of truth-telling to realise change. First Nations curators, artists and community share first-hand stories and experiences of confronting events, but also celebrate cultural practice and knowledges as a mechanism for hope and a better collective future.

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This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Australian Museum.