Aboriginal Cultural Projects

Aboriginal Cultural Projects2017-12-18T12:06:32+00:00

Grow the Music

For the past three years, South East Arts has brought music development group Grow the Music to our region to work in local Indigenous communities. Focussing primarily on Wallaga Lake Koori Village in past years, 2017 saw the program extend to the community of Eden. For more information on Grow the Music see here.

Back in the Day

These photographs were all taken by Bermagui based artist and photographer, Penny Jones over a period of nearly thirty years of the families living on Djiringanj country – around Bermagui and Wallaga Lake, part of the Yuin nation.

With Bega Valley Libraries, South East Arts and Penny Jones created a series of banners for display at events and libraries around the region showcasing these important images. See a selection here.

Djaadjawan Dancers

Djaadjawan means ‘sand’ in Dhurga language.

The Djaadjawan Dancers reside in Yuin Country on the Far South Coast and Eora Country in the Sydney region, New South Wales. They travel throughout the country performing and running workshops at festivals and events.

This dedicated group of women and girls celebrate traditional Aboriginal culture through dance and song. South East Arts has supported Djaadjawan throughout their development from a small group performing local gigs to now performing at Homeground in Dance Rites at the Sydney Opera House and receiving national recognition. We continue to support them with business advice and professional development opportunities. More about the dancers and contact details for bookings HERE

Support us

To enable us to continue the sharing of culture through projects like Grow the Music, the curation of the Bundian Way Gallery at Delegate, the capturing and passing on of language and the promotion and support of Indigenous artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers from Snowy Monaro, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley we need your help.

You can donate now to South East Arts’ Public Fund – all donations over $2 are tax dedcutible AND until end March 2017 South East Arts is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia so each dollar donated will be matched by Plus1 Australia.

Support will help us continue our valuable projects throughout the Snowy Monaro, Bega Valley and Eurobodalla. Please see more information HERE