12 October, 2018 in Feature
YIRRAMBOI are excited to announce that we are taking YIRRAMBOI Festival to Taipei this November in a “festival within a festival” reciprocal exchange between Australia and Taiwan. We have been collaborating with Pulima Festival (Taipei) for the past two years to build an international First Nations artists exchange across both continents.
This is the fourth iteration of Pulima Art Festival. Pulima plays a very important role for the development of contemporary indigenous art in Taiwan. It encourages creators to reflect their personal connection with their own culture, and to explore the future of the tradition, and tradition in the future, through their works. It features exhibitions, music, dance, theatre, workshops and art talks. New talent will be showcased and cross-national exchange will occur.
From Saturday 3 November to Sunday 11 November, YIRRAMBOI will present the work of four Australian First Nations artists, who will also collaborate with local First Nations Taiwanese artists to engage with each other’s cultures and practices and create ongoing dialogue.
YIRRAMBOI Festival are taking musician Alice Skye, performer Ben Graetz (Miss Ellaneous), and artists Glenda Nicholls and Peter Waples-Crowe, along with Elder and caretaker Uncle Larry Walsh along to the Festival. YIRRAMBOI’s new Creative Director, Caroline Martin and producer, Fred Chuang will be joining the delegation.
Take a look at the program here.