Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Mowanjum Festival is cancelled. But start planning your trip to the Kimberley for next years festival. Its going to be HUGE! In the meantime, stay up to date with all things Mowanjum by following us on Facebook and Instagram.
Each year in July the Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre hosts the Mowanjum Festival, sharing the vibrant, living culture of the Ngarinyin, Worrorra and Wunambal peoples.The festival attracts thousands of visitors from across Australia, travelling to witness and take part in one of Western Australia’s largest cultural celebrations.Performers from all ages participate in Junba or traditional dances, telling the stories of the Mowanjum people. The revival and performance of these dances are a significant moment of celebration for the local community, and deeply moving to the elders who thought they might never see those dances again.
Thank you to our wonderful partners who made Mowanjum Festival 2019 happen:
Shire of Derby/West Kimberley | Mt Gibson Iron | Wilinggin Aboriginal Corporation | Horizon Power | Maxima | Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation
Water Corporation | University of Melbourne | Australian Research Council | Gurrumul Yunupingu Foundation
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