Posts Tagged "Waradah"

Waradah Performers Receive Training From Former Member of Bangarra Dance Theatre

Waradah Performers Receive Training From Former Member of Bangarra Dance Theatre

Amy Hammond is a proud Gamilaroi woman. She is also a woman guided by her cultural heritage and passion for Aboriginal theatre. ‘Telling our stories our way is important to me.’ – Amy Hammond Amy’s background is in Theatre Stage Production, studying at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, completing a Bachelor in Production and Design.  She has since worked with such Theatre companies as Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company in Perth and more recently, the prestigious Bangarra Dance Theatre and the Sydney Theatre Company, where she worked on various touring productions. Her...

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School Holiday Program

School Holiday Program

Children Naturally Love Art. And why shouldn’t they. It’s fun. It’s social. And it promotes learning through play and creativity. Over the years, researchers have identified a multitude of other benefits that art has on children’s development. These include: It provides an avenue for kids to express themselves freely. Art encourages kids to think creatively, with an open mind; It helps kids learn to observe and describe, analyse and interpret; It allows an avenue for kids to express their feelings; It promotes problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Introduces...

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Handmade Gutyal (Coolemon) by Peter Williams

Handmade Gutyal (Coolemon) by Peter Williams

Handmade Gutyal by Peter Williams (Uncle Pete)     About the Gutyal: The handmade wooden dish is used by women to collect water, bush food and as a cradle for babies. Peter has used fallen timber, cut down by big winds during a storm in the Blue Mountains. The patterns, burnt onto the surface with a hot wire represent the rough and smooth rocks found in Peter’s tribal land.   About Peter Williams: Peter is the senior dancer at Waradah Aboriginal Centre. He is from Ngiyampaa country, North West NSW. His clan is Gurul Giyalu Rock People, and their language, Wongaipuwan. Gutyal...

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Remembering Kudditji Kngwarreye

Remembering Kudditji Kngwarreye

Monday, February 20th, 2017 In January 2017, The Aboriginal Art Association of Australia broke the news that Kudditji Kngwarreye passed away peacefully in his nursing home in Alice Springs.   As an Elder, he was a traditional custodian of many important Dreamings, of the land and Men’s Business ceremonial sites. He maintained a strong connection and intimate knowledge of his Country. Kudditji began painting around 1986. Initially, the paintings that he became known for were not welcomed by galleries. Instead, he was encouraged to use traditional symbols and figurative elements. It...

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Visiting The Blue Mountains – Be Sure to Drop in at Waradah Aboriginal Centre

Visiting The Blue Mountains – Be Sure to Drop in at Waradah Aboriginal Centre

The Blue Mountains is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Australia. Just 1.5 hour drive from Sydney, it’s the ideal destination for a day visit or a weekend getaway. Visitors to the Blue Mountains are spoilt for choice when it comes to attractions and activities.  The Blue Mountains  and The Blue Mountains Attraction websites provide upto date information on activities on the mountains. Visitors to Echo Point, enjoy one of the most spectacular sceneries anywhere in Australia. Traditionally home to Gundungarra and Darug Aboriginal tribes, the Three Sisters is an iconic site...

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