Gunamidirra garawa birditj, Larrakia for when the tides turn explores our moments of change.

In Gulumerrdjin, Larrakia country, the sea and rivers reach onto the land. Places flux with cycles of monsoon and dry. How are we made and remade? What can we change and what do we hold on to? How do we hold loss alongside possibility? In 2020, join writers and storytellers for a four-day celebration of books, language and stories asking us to consider the marks we leave behind, and how we face and create change.

Our program artwork Mangrove, is part of a series of etchings produced in Darwin and Arnhem Land by prominent contemporary Australian artist, Fiona Hall. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

Thanks to Bilawara Lee, the Larrakia elder who assisted with the language. Also to the 2020 Program Advisory Committee, Johanna Bell, Mary Anne Butler, Penny Drysdale and Sandra Thibodeaux.

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See below for a copy of the 2019 Program.