Art Dreaming

The Dreaming festival offers a huge collection of indigenous artworks (as well as music, theatre, dance etc) like this artwork from the Torres Strait Islander Network.

If you go to The Dreaming youll get the works. Theres comedy, dance, theatre, ceremony, film, speakers, workshops, music and art. Lots of art.

The Dreaming is Australias international annual indigenous festival held over the Queens birthday long weekend from June 9-12 on the Woodford Folk Festival site (an hours drive north-west of Brisbane).

The art can be seen in the many galleries that line the festival streets. While they form just part of this diverse traditional cultural festival, its a significant part where a wide selection of indigenous communities handcraft is on show to be appreciated (and perhaps bought).

Apart from original paintings, the galleries displays will include weavings, wooden artefacts, batiks, jewellery, carvings, musical instruments, ceremonial dress, possum skin cloaks, relief prints, acrylic work, screenprints, linoprints, etchings, drawings and contemporary photography.

The Dreaming, in its second year, is three nights and four days of celebration with eight venues, seven galleries, four licensed bars, 10 restaurants, stalls, workshops, street theatre and over 600 performers and presenters from seven international indigenous nations and 60 nations from across Australia. Wow. Those Woodford Folk Festival people know how to put on a gig.

For tickets or more info visit www.thedreamingfestival.com or phone (07) 5496 1066.


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