We pay our respects to the Gundungurra people who are the traditional custodians of the land, whose deepening connection to culture and customs have cared for this country for over 60,000 years.
We acknowledge Elders past, present and emerging for their immense spiritual connection to place which was never ceded.
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.
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.
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!
Parking is $10 per session. Please book on-site parking along with your tickets through the links above.
Image Ilona McGuire, First Lights — Moombaki (2021). Courtesy of the artist and Fremantle Biennale. Photo: Duncan Wright.
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
23 June MIDWINTER FESTIVAL 2023 | COME INTO THE LIGHT,
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