Once more, our North West community will unite to celebrate the break of day with mapali – Dawn Gathering. This stirring Welcome to Country will mark the opening of our 2021 Festival as the sun rises over the Burnie foreshore.
Created and narrated by artist and cultural leader David mangenner Gough, mapali – ‘gathering’ – will celebrate our palawa creation story: how moinee, the great creator, made lutruwita/Tasmania.
Movement director Adam Wheeler (Tasdance), music director Yyan Ng (percussionist) and the Goldberg Aberline Studio work with hundreds of local artists, community groups and schools to create a special event bringing together performers from our Tasmanian Aboriginal community and beyond – elders, singers, dancers, drummers and visual artists.
Share the dawn with us. Connect with your lutruwita/Tasmania community as together, we celebrate the spirit of our heart-shaped island.
This is a free event however bookings are required.
This is a smoke-free event.
If you or a guest feel unwell or display any COVID–19 symptoms prior to this event, you must not come to the event site.
In this instance, please contact the Ten Days on the Island Box Office on 03 6406 0260 or via email on email@example.com.
Please stay home and follow this link: https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/facts/about-coronaviruses-and-covid19
For more information on Ten Days on the Island’s COVID-19 policy see here
Patrons who do not comply with these conditions will either not be admitted into the venue or will be asked to leave. These measures are to ensure the safety of all.
Image: Brodie Weeding