Marram-nganjinu Biik-gurrin – We are Country

Exploring leadership through provocation, discussion & creative practice
First Nations Cultural Summit and Creation Lab
Melbourne, 8-12 May 2017

Marram-nganjinu Biik-gurrin, in the Woi Worrung/Boon Wurrung languages of the Kulin nation, means “we are country”. It symbolises the strong bonds of First Nations cultural and creative practice to country, culture and community. 

Marram-nganjinu Biik-gurrin is an event for artists and producers to explore their leadership practice through discussion and creative practice. Consisting of a three-day Cultural Summit and five-day Creation Lab for First Nations artists and cultural leaders, it is a place and time where First Nations leaders from across Australia and the world will shake up and shape the future of arts and cultural practice, in community and on country.

Held on the lands of the Kulin nation, during the YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival, Marram-nganjinu Biik-gurrin is led by Creative Producers Jacob Boehme and Peter White. It is the second in a series of leadership events produced by alumni of the British Council’s ACCELERATE Indigenous cultural leadership programme.

Marram-nganjinu Biik-gurrin aims to provoke, make and link an emerging generation of leadership across communities and nations.

Presented by ACCELERATE alumni, supported by the British Council and Australia Council for the Arts, with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, City of Melbourne and Arts NSW.

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