COME TO THE LIGHT
4PM - LATE (10pm)
‘Celebrating the deep chill of the Highlands through light, fire, food, music and storytelling.’
FIRST LIGHTS – BUUNGBAA-MA-NDHU BY KIRLI SAUNDERS AND FREEMANTLE BIENNALE
Award-winning Gundungurra-raised Gunai Writer and Artist, Kirli Saunders (OAM), energizes mugaru (cold winter) with her synchronous installation of language and light, Buungbaa-ma-ndhu meaning rise (as the sun), all of you.
Remnant of a bedtime story told around the campfire, Saunders’ poetic bi-lingual digital work rouses audiences to collaborate and create a powerful future together, ‘to rise, like light from the fire, mountain top…whirlwind, diamond python, black cockatoo.’
Conjured with welcome dance from local First Nations families and community, Ngununggula and Fremantle Biennale presents FIRST LIGHTS, a choreographed and responsive drone show.
HEADLINE MUSIC ACT: SHEBA WILLIAMS
Disco is the music that makes everyone dance, even if they can’t.
Sheba Williams has worked with the NRL, Red Bull, Versace, Optus, Google, Air New Zealand, The Sydney Opera House, SBS, Mumm and Bentley. Now she is here in the Highlands!
She is a one a kind performer and emcee who can really ‘bring the party” to any style of event in a number of incredibly fun, stylish and charismatic ways.
SAVOUR THE HIGHLANDS
Throughout the festival, we present SAVOUR THE HIGHLANDS in partnership with GROW Southern Highlands, a bespoke food and wine market featuring some of the best local restaurants, makers and producers.
FEATURING: Berrima Vault House, Birch Restaurant, Chelsea Gardens, Black Hen Kitchen, SoHi Spirits, Dawning Day, Tractorless Vineyard, Southern Highlands Brewing & MORE!
Following First Lights - Ngununggula, be treated to complimentary wine and a 3-course dinner at Hearth by Moonacres.
$110 per person
Please note, if you have booked a VIP Pass you do not require a separate Midwinter Festival Pass. However, if you would like to secure parking, this will need to be done through the 'FRIDAY NIGHT TICKETS AND PARKING BUTTON' above.
We have limited spots onsite at Ngununggula and encourage you to carpool and book your spot when purchasing your ticket.
Parking is $10 per session. Please book on-site parking along with your tickets through the links above.
FIRST LIGHTS – BUUNGBAA-MA-NDHU
Small Impact Studio
Hearth by Moonacres
Ole, Carol & Ted Wrigg
The Stress & Trauma Clinic
The Scottish Arms
Laurie & Cheryl Stewart
Boyce Family Law DR
McGrath Southern Highlands
Wilkinson Throsby & Edwards Solicitors