Wiradjuri Country – Wagga Wagga
Visual Dreaming has had an exciting start to the year with the launch of a cultural school holiday program and Wagga City Council community event.
The school holiday cultural program was a huge success, featuring four days of cultural activities hosted by Wiradyuri Elders and Visual Dreaming. The program attracted a number of primary school-aged youth and involved cultural tours with Uncle James Ingram, Wiradjuri language with Aunty Elaine Lomas, cultural art with the Visual Dreaming team, storytelling with Aunty Cheryl and weaving with Aunty Lorraine Tye.
The children made lifelong friendships and learned skills that connected them with their heritage and community.
In partnership with the Australia Day 2023 Community Committee and supported by Council, Wollundry Dreaming (a subsidiary of Visual Dreaming) hosted a community event, ‘Mawang ngiyanhi bala Yarruwala–Together We Are Strong–on the evening of Tuesday 24th January.
The event attracted a strong and diverse gathering of people to the Victory Memorial Gardens for a community concert featuring Wiradyuri and First Nations performers. It was purely a showcase of cultural celebration and attendees walked away with a sense of community connection.
Visual Dreaming was delighted to host both events and enjoyed the experience, as it is so aligned with our mission to create connections through cultural awareness. We look forward to hopefully creating both into annual events, alongside our work with community youth.