Postponed – CIMF Tiwi Island Strong Women

Dates & times

Thu 14 May 2020, 12:30pm–1:30pm

Location

ANU Drill Hall Gallery

Image: Tiwi Strong Women

 

Tiwi Strong Women  in collaboration with ANU School of Music

The Tiwi Island’s Strong Women represent one of Australia’s most joyful and traditionally preserved island cultures. This is a rare occasion to witness their traditional art on the mainland

Program

 

Announced during the event

 

TIWI ISLAND STRONG WOMEN

The Tiwi Strong Women’s Group have been singing together since they were young girls, learning traditional songs from their mothers and grandmothers. Now in their 50s, 60s and 70s, they still sing every day, and they are teaching the stories and traditional knowledge held in the songs to their grandchildren. They work in the community as mentors, drawing on their knowledge of Tiwi song traditions to help young Tiwi people connect with their language and cultural identity.

 

Contact

Lucy Chetcuti
+61255832
dhg@anu.edu.au

Updated:  16 March 2020/ Responsible Officer:  DHG Director/ Page Contact:  Drill Hall Gallery