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Djinda Boodja | NAIDOC Week Events

4 August 2021 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm AEST

Heal country with Djinda Boodja to celebrate NAIDOC week on AUGUST 4

We welcome you to Djinda Boodja: Star Country.

Djinda Boodja is the new name for the arts and culture organisation formerly known as Abmusic, and we’re launching a new art centre on August 4.

Djinda Boodja is also collaborating with not-for-profit Perth creative collective Curate, opening a musical micro-factory on the campus. To celebrate Djinda Boodja’s art centre grand opening, the two organisations will be running an art workshop together on the day.

The FREE NAIDOC ART WORKSHOP is open to everyone, offering participants the chance to paint a drum skin (recycled from the organisation’s drum kits), guided by Carrie Millson and Estella Penny, two of Djinda Boodja’s resident artists.

Curate’s Recycle Instrument Project won a weekly award at Fringe World in February this year. Patricia Alessi, founder and chair of Curate, says the collective will still run workshops in the communities it visits, with two new workshops coming in 2022.

As part of its art centre grand opening, Djinda Boodja is running a series of events for NAIDOC Week…

FROM 10.30:
– ‘Try an instrument’ workshop with trainer Kim Batty and the organisation’s Leadership Music 2 students
– ‘Create Art’ workshop with trainer Vicki Warn and Leadership 2 Art students
– Noongar Language workshop with trainer Tom Little.
12.30 – 13.30 BREAK
13.30 Tom Little welcomes everyone present to Djinda Boodja, followed by a series of musical performances by Djinda Boodja students and staff.

“Creating art together is an important step in the journey of healing country, and we’re beyond excited to help the Perth community learn about country from the artists of Djinda Boodja and work with them regularly.”

Starting from September’s school holidays, Djinda Boodja will be offering regular workshops and exhibitions, with a complete program available from August.

Djinda Boodja’s NAIDOC art workshop is free to attend.



4 August 2021
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Djinda Boodja
295 Manning Rd
Waterford, WA 6152 Australia
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