The Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival unveils first program for 2017

Running over 10 days this May, the YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival aims to celebrate diversity within Aboriginal culture through 60 events encompassing dance, music, theatre, film, talks and visual arts in Melbourne.

Highlights of the festival program include a citywide treasure hunt – Barring Yanabul – on May 13th, a traditional welcome ceremony for newborn babies through to two year olds on Mother’s Day (May 14th), and Remember Ruby, a program of art exhibitions and live music in remembrance of Australia’s beloved Song Woman, Aunty Ruby Hunter.

“On behalf of the Yirammboi elders council representing the Wurundjeri, Boon Wurrung, Taungurung and Dja Dja Wurrung of the Kulin Nations, it is a privilege to be involved in as active contributors, bringing our knowledge and traditions to the creation of Yirramboi.” Aunty Carolyn Biggs – Boonwurrung Elder.

The YIRRAMBOI First Nations Festival runs from May 5th – 14th in Melbourne. For more information about the festival, visit


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