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Writing in the Sand

Writing in the Sand


Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory Marquee, 19 Conacher St, The Gardens, NT 0820, Australia


Friday 24 June 2022
6:45pm - 8:00pm

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FRI 24 JUNE - Writing in the Sand*
AUD $25.00
FRI 24 JUNE - Writing in the Sand (NTWC / Conc.)*
AUD $20.00
Please present your valid Concession card at the door.
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About Writing in the Sand

The story of Yothu Yindi is not just the story of one of Australia’s most revered and influential rock bands; it is also a tale of a movement and of how music gave voice to Aboriginal Australia’s hard-fought struggle for recognition. Yothu Yindi changed Australian rock music forever, but they also changed the hearts and minds of people around the country.

In this special panel discussion, founding Yothu Yindi band member Witiyana Marika, Yothu Yindi dancer Mangatjay Yunupingu, and band manager, Alan James, join journalist and author of Yothu Yindi’s authorised biography, Matt Garrick, for an inspiring discussion about the band beginnings and ongoing influence.

This discussion will be followed by a musical performance featuring Witiyana Marika and special guests. 

Facilitator: Liz Trevaskis

Head to MAGNT before this event begins and enjoy the Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation photographic exhibition, Gumurr’manydji Manapanmirr Djäma/ Making successful business together. Celebrating 50 years of Yolŋu economic independence, this special exhibition has extended opening hours until 6.30pm on Fri 24 June to allow NT Writers Festival audiences to take a look between sessions.

Generously sponsored by Airnorth.

Ticket revenue covers less than 15% of the cost of running the NT Writers Festival. Each year we keep tickets prices accessible and include free programs for the community. Would you like to donate to NT Writers' Centre to ensure we can keep delivering great events for everyone? To donate, click HERE

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EVENT LOCATION: Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory Marquee, 19 Conacher St
The Gardens, NT 0820, Australia View Larger Map
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