CIMF – Hand to Earth (1:30pm)

Twelve Yuwaalaraay hands create a traditional cloak of possum skins. The ceremonial garment then takes on its own life as a work of living art: as music. Hand to Earth is a celebration of First Nations artists: women’s culture from Lightning Ridge followed by Yolgnu Songmen from Arnhem Land.

Due to COVID-19 this event will be run twice:

Sunday May 2, 1:30pm
Sunday May 2, 3:30pm


Nardi Simpson, Yugal Mudhaybaraay (Possum Song)
Commissioned by CIMF – Major Lift, with assistance from the Cherry Fund.

Hand to Earth

Followed by a conversation with the artists


Musicians from Australian Art Orchestra with Yolgnu Songmen Daniel and David Wilfred

Six Yuwaalaraay women from Lightning Ridge with Lamorna Nightingale, flute


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Sun May 2
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

National Gallery of Australia

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