CULTURAL WORKSHOPS

For those lucky enough to secure one of the limited on-station camping packages, you will also have access to a selection of hands-on, immersive cultural workshops . These workshops will allow festival goers to delve deeper into cultural experiences on Baiyungu country, and will cater to a wide range of interests. Sit for a while and immerse yourself in painting and crafts from local artists or a “poetic sand” workshop which combines poetry with sand art. Join a hip hop workshop with up and coming rapper Razzy Mak, which could even see you appearing on the Festival stage!

There will also be dance and movement workshops for kids and adults, or hear from 78 year old blues singer Kankawa Nagarra (Olive Knight) on how a girl from Wungkatjunka community near Fitzroy crossing, comes to sing the blues.

As a special feature, a number of our artists will give an insight into the process of developing arts in remote communities with the “Songs for Freedom” project, where artists will discuss the songwriting process and perform some of the songs created.

The cultural workshops are only available for those on two-night camping packages. Spaces are limited, and bookings are essential.

The full Cultural Workshop program and booking details will be released in the coming weeks. See Workshop Program below (*this is subject to change, and more details will be confirmed closer to the event dates)

​​*Workshops Program * 

Accessible for Happy Campers and DIY Campers ONLY

All optional and limited numbers, per offering

9am – 10am              Baiyungu Culture & Language

10am – 12pm             Arts & Crafts

10am – 12pm             Music and Song Writing:

10am –12pm              Dance & Movement -Kids and adults dance workshops

11am – 12pm              Songs For Freedom Songs and Stories from Roebourne

A number of our 2024 festival artists have been involved with the “Songs for Freedom” project, which has been running since 2012 in Roebourne and toured the country in 2023, travelling with the Roebourne community and some amazing special guests which included Shane Howard, Kutcha Edwards, Emma Donovan and Shellie Morris. The project involved songwriting workshops in the Roebourne community and Roebourne regional prison, with the aim of raising awareness of the high rates of Aboriginal incarceration, as well as enriching community life through involvement in the arts. In this presentation the artists will discuss the collaborative songwriting methods that were developed in the community, and perform some of the resulting songs.