Daminmin Festival is back for 2022!
Join us for a weekend of camping, making, chilling, dancing, music, culture, art, films and more chilling!
Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July
Pudakul Lot 1581 Arnhem Highway
Entry by Donation- some workshops are FREE some include a fee
A beautiful three day festival camped beside the Pudakul Billabong just east of Humpty Doo, in the Adelaide River wetlands, on Limilngan-Wulna country.
This festival is created in partnership with Pudakul and Darwin Community Arts (DCA), under the artistic and cultural direction of Lynette and Graham Kenyon. It is a celebration of art and culture in the rural area, highlighting First Nations culture alongside a range of contemporary artistic practices.
“We want people to leave our festival with a greater sense of belonging, understanding and respect of Limilngan-Wulna country and culture” (Lynette Kenyon- Pudakul)
“Daminmin is about connecting our local community to celebrate our unique rural arts and culture while sharing with guests to our community, this festival merges a range of cultural and artistic practices- including clap stick making, en plein air, indigo dyeing and weaving. We enjoy hanging out together in nature and bringing together a range of people and art forms” (Anna Weekes- DCA)
Daminmin Festival showcases a fusion of traditional and contemporary First Nations and rural culture. We will share traditional Indigenous arts and culture alongside rural arts and culture. Workshops will include Weaving, clap stick making, bush foods and medicine, dyeing, drawing, dancing. We will also showcase a collection of great local short films, local bush bands, and dances.
Come for the day or camp the whole weekend
Friday 22 July from 10 am we will enjoy the opening ceremony with the Garramilla Dancers, followed by a host of arts activities and cultural workshops nestled amongst the bush.
In the evening we will enjoy a short film festival with NT traveling Film Fest.
Saturday 23 July we will continue with workshops through the day followed by a sunset concert sharing great local musicians including The Djari Project, Ray Ray McKenzie and the Wairuk Band.
Sunday 24 July Workshops will continue and we will enjoy the last day by the billabong preparing for the week ahead.
The Daminmin Festival is supported by the Northern Territory Government through NT Major Events, Australia Council for the Arts and Inspire NT.