Ngarrindjeri Yunnan Yaluwar Ruwe
Murray Bridge Regional Gallery.
On an otherwise quiet and sunny winters day by the river in Murray Bridge an inclusive crowd of about two hundred people gathered inside of and outside the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery for the opening of – Ngarrindjeri Yunnan Yaluwar Ruwe – Ngarrindjeri speaking for SeaCountry, an exhibition until the 16th July.
Gallery director Melinda Rankin introduced Uncle Moogy, who led a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony, then he and the Tal Kin Jeri dancers really put on a special display. Then Clyde Rigney, CEO of the Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority, and the Mayor of the Rural City of Murray Bridge, Brenton Lewis both gave great speeches.
The exhibition features Uncle Moogy’s Yuki, the first Ngarrindjeri bark canoe made on this country in over 150 years. Obviously we at Floatfest think this is pretty special as the river is the heart of the event and we’re honoured to be holding Floatfest on Ngarrindjeri land.
We thought we’d put up a few pics from the exhibition (which you should go and see if you can), and we look forward to welcoming everyone to next years Floatfest!
You can learn more about the Ngarrindjeri cultural project here.
Ngarrindjeri Speaking for SeaCountry is an exhibition by Ngarrindjeri artists, Change Media and the Ngarrindjeri Media team.