Gai-mariagal Festival 2024

A Celebration of the Oldest Living Culture on the Planet
26th May to 14th July 2024

Gai-mariagal Festival 2024 - Northern Sydney Region -  Walangari sand painting

Sunday | 26 May 2024 | 10:00am to 2:00pm

Walangari sand painting

Walangari sand painting will be the opening event of the Gai-mariagal Festival acknowledging Sorry day.

To show our respect, Aboriginal Elder, educator and artist Walangari Karntawarra will be creating with the help of the community a sustainable and traditional Western Desert Sand Painting at the Lindfield Village Green from 10am. Come along and learn about First Nations’ culture and the universal concept of impermanence with this hands on/in activity.”

Colin Walangari Karntawarra McCormack is an Australian Aboriginal Artist and Aboriginal Elder from Alice Springs who now lives and works in Sydney. Multi-talented, he is also a gifted musician, Aboriginal cultural teacher, public speaker and Aboriginal Cultural performer with a wonderful stage presence.

  • Event cost:  Free

Event Location - Lindfield Village Green

Walangari sand painting - Contacts

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Lindfield Village Green


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We acknowledge the original custodians of the land, the Gai-mariagal clans of the Northern Sydney Region.  We pay our respects to the Elders past and present.