The second Condo Skyfest on Saturday 19 October at the Wiradjuri Study Centre Condobolin offers connections to Aboriginal culture and the night sky.
“Skyfest is about sharing our cultural connections to the night sky through dancing, the arts, language, astronomy and other sciences,” said Tennille Dunn, tourism and events officer for Wiradjuri Condobolin Corporation. “We’re also looking forward to our first brunch and guided tour at the seven sisters, Yarrabandai on the Sunday.”
The Saturday program starts at 4pm and includes dancing with Galari Bila Waga Dhaanys, star gazing with Donna the Astronomer (Donna Burton from Milroy Observatory, Coonabarabran), traditional sky stories, art exhibitions by Bev Coe and Sista Shed weavers and Marion Whighton-Packham, Wiradjuri language workshops and introductions to exciting online courses, and health information from the Charles Sturt University’s Three Rivers tent.
Food and drinks are provided with gold coin donation at the gate. This event is for the whole community.
On theSkyFest will continue on Sunday 20 October with the Brunch at the Seven Sisters bus trip to Yarrabandai. The bus leaves Study Centre 9.45am and bookings are essential. Contact Tennille on 6895 4664. A cost applies to this part of the event.
Condo Skyfest is a project of the Wiradjuri Study Centre and the Big Skies Collaboration.
Project supporters include WCC Language Program, Evolution Mines, Lachlan Shire Council, Three Rivers UDRH, International Year of Indigenous Languages, CleanTeQ Environmental Education and Arts OutWest.