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
Sun May 2
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
National Gallery of Australia