Two Fires Festival: Food Health and Healing the Land

The 2019 Two Fires Festival (2FF) will be celebrating Food Health and Healing the Land in Braidwood on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of April. This family-friendly event is an opportunity to learn about and experience native and local food, art and literature, local activism, indigenous culture and regenerative farming. Since its beginning in 2005, the Two Fires Festival celebrates the work of a vigorous artistic community, and enlivens the creative force of activism. Arts and activism blend, each feeding the potency of the other. The Festival honours and carries forward the spirit of poet Judith Wright’s twin passions, art and activism, particularly environmental and Indigenous activism.

The event will kick off on the Friday evening with the opening of the 2FF art show ‘River Return’ a group exhibition at Altenburg gallery. Saturday will begin with an opening ceremony and welcome to country from Walbunga Elder Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison and Family, Budawang Elder Noel Butler, Ngaran Ngaran and Djaadjawan Dancers.

Saturday will also include a Judith Wright address, Treaty Panel, Reflective workshop using story to re-picture our childhood landscape and its Indigenous story, with Phillippa Cordwell, A Food, Health and Healing the Land Panel with David Marsh Fran Bodkin and others, plus many other fantastic events including local activism past and present and Fired-up poetry and song into Saturday night.

 Sunday will include local farm tours to Hazelwood Farm and Australian Mountain Pepper, film screenings, reading by US Mob Writing Group and a presentation by Margo Neale curator for the 2017-18 Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition.  The Two Fires festival provides a unique and adventurous program with a wide range of creative and intellectual offerings and has something for everyone to enjoy.


What: The 2019 Two Fires Festival: Food Health and Healing the Land


When: Friday 5th April, Saturday 6th April and Sunday 7th of April


Where: Ryrie Park and various locations around Braidwood NSW


Cost:    $20.00 - $70.00


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