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Grow and promote Quandamooka Festival

Quandamooka Festival is a celebration of the ancient traditions and contemporary voices of the people of land and sea, the Quandamooka.

Project overview

The Quandamooka Festival shares and showcases the living history, knowledge, stories, arts and culture of the Nughi, Nunukul and Gorenpul clans, known collectively as the Quandamooka People.

Each year during the festival attendees can experience:

  • dynamic dance
  • music
  • visual art exhibitions
  • fibre art and weaving workshops
  • bush tucker dining
  • whale watching cultural tours
  • kunjiel (corroborees)
  • storytelling
  • insights into cultural heritage
  • caring for country and much, much more.

The Minjerribah Futures program aims to increase the festival’s profile, attract new visitors and help strengthen and share the Quandamooka history, language, culture and tradition.

Minjerribah Futures has provided funding since 2017 to support the planning, operation, growth and promotion of the Quandamooka Festival. This support has included:

  • employing an events coordinator
  • expanding festival program entertainment
  • developing promotional materials to increase attendance and awareness
  • measuring event numbers and participation rates.

The 2020 Quandamooka Festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the festival will return in 2021 bigger and better than before.

Benefits

  • Grow and promote the festival to attract more visitors

  • Strengthen Quandamooka arts and cultural practice

  • Improve economic opportunities for Quandamooka artists and performers

Testimonials

  • ‘Most amazing event! Yes, it has amazing water views but also the community (is) just beautiful’

    Kim Minniecon

  • ‘It’s just 2 deadly to ignore’

    Noel Doyle

Last updated: 03 Dec 2020