Harmony Montessori Primary school - Buderim, presents our annual Gaka Wolkai Festival. A Celebration of Australian Indigenous Culture.
"Gaka Wolkai" comes from Djirribul words, meaning "Big Eye"
The Gaka Wolkai festival provides a wonderful opportunity for Sunshine Coast families to discover Australia's Indigenous culture by showcasing art, food, song and dance.
The Festival commences on Saturday 5 August with the opening of the Art Exhibition and Auction - an Adults only evening event which showcases work from highly talented and recognized Indigenous artists. Sunday 6 August will be a vibrant family day of interactive culture exchange, discovery and fun, commencing from 10am.
There will be exhibitions of Indigenous art, discover our Indigenous heritage by participating in workshops and 'Understandings' forums.
Workshops include: Traditional painting, traditional dances, Bark painting, Ancestral story telling, Didgeridoo playing, Boomerang painting, Bush tucker, String making and more.
View Demonstrations on: Traditional dance, Boomerang and Spear throwing, basket weaving and more.
'Understandings' Forum topics: Ancient knowledge exchange, reconciliation and optimistic future visions and much, much, more!
Relax and taste some interesting food while being entertained by Dance troupes and artists performing traditional ceremonies. Visit a variety of information booths to explore current Indigenous affairs or take time to find treasures on the market stalls!
A variety of food and drinks will be available to purchase on the day.
$500 raised from the festival will be donated to the "Ian Thorpe Fountain for Youth" Indigenous literacy program.
Where to find us:
Corner of Stringybark Rd and Sippy Downs Drive. Opp. the University.
Sippy Downs, 4556, QLD
$10 per person
4 years and under for free
Families of 5 or more $45.
Community Groups admission Fee by booking, ph Ruthanne 040 350 2694
See you at the Festival!