Mowanjum Festival

CATEGORY: Events, 
REGION : Kimberley
LOCATION : Mowanjum Art Centre, Derby 6728
OWNERSHIP: Aboriginal owned & operated
CONTACT : Ms Leah Umbagai- Manager
PHONE : +61 8 9191 1008 Mob: +61 431 563 925

Key Experiences

  • Observe traditional Aboriginal dance
  • Participate in traditional Aboriginal festival
  • Visit a gallery/museum featuring Aboriginal displays and artefacts
  • Visit or shop at an Aboriginal art gallery with authentic arts and crafts
  • Annual event July

Each year in July the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre hosts the Mowanjum Festival, sharing the vibrant, living culture of the Ngarinyin, Worrorra and Wunambal peoples.

The Festival attracts thousands of visitors from across Australia, travelling to witness and take part in one of Western Australia’s largest cultural celebrations.
Performers from all ages participate in Junba or traditional dances, telling the stories of the Mowanjum people. The revival and performance of these dances are a significant moment of celebration for the local community, and deeply moving to the elders who thought they might never see those dances again.

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