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Welcome to the Quandamooka Festival 2017

The Quandamooka Festival – celebrating culture, country & people – is an annual three month calendar of events from July to September happening in Brisbane’s Redlands and Southern Moreton Bay islands region including key events on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).
The First Nations’ people of the region, the Quandamooka peoples, live and work in the region with cultural traditions stemming from tens of thousands of years of continuous occupation. The Quandamooka Festival is a unique opportunity to learn more about the sands, seas, lakes, creeks, catchments and creatures found across the Redlands / Moreton Bay islands from Quandamooka peoples perspective as well as participate in a whole range of activities and events including whale watching cultural tours, Kunjiels (corroborees), Indigenous sports, eco boat tours, art, weaving, bush tucker dinning experiences, speaker’s forums and symposiums and collaborations with First Nations peoples from around the world.

Thank you to our major partners who make the Quandamooka Festival 2017 possible

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REDFEST 9th & 10th September

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KUNJIEL 23rd & 24th September

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BUWANGAN DAY 30th September

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WANTOK 17th September

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BUWANGAN DAY 30th September

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Events

Up to 55 events over 3 months - July 1 to September 30

A full program of up to 55 events and activities is offered each year over the three months of Queensland’s winter. Activities suit all ages and include cultural tours, whale watching, art exhibitions, workshops, traditional song, dance and music performances, Welcome to Country smoking ceremonies, outdoor film nights, markets, food, sporting events, sailing regattas, story-telling and poetry, kids sand sculpture competition, Quandamooka Land & Sea discovery days, speakers forums and symposium and more.

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Traditional Tastes

From fine dining experiences by the sea and traditional tucker tasting to bush food indentification and adressing common indigenous health issues.

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Embrace Culture

In 2017 the festival hosts 4 kunjiels in 4 different locations on Quandamooka Country, Winnam, Nandeebie and Goompi. All celebrate First Nations' song and dance.

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Weaving & Art Exhibitons

Quandamooka Artist exhibitions are held throughout festival months over Country and beyond. All diverse in style and strong in spirit.

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Workshops & Fun

Interactive workshops in Indigenous dance, weaving, art, crafts, poetry and storytelling. Something suitable for all ages. Be immersed in Quandamooka Culture.

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Knowledge Sharing

Educational events sharing ancient Quandamooka knowledge and modern scientific research such as a cultural, historical and environmental tour of Quandamooka Waters.

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Celebrate NAIDOC

NAIDOC is celebrated in many ways over Quandamooka Country, too many for one week! Our Languages Matter theme is embraced through a diverse range of events.

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Weaving & Art Exhibitons

Quandamooka Artist exhibitions are held throughout festival months over Country and beyond. All diverse in style and strong in spirit.

Explore
ART
events
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Celebrate NAIDOC

NAIDOC is celebrated in many ways over Quandamooka Country, too many for one week! Our Languages Matter theme is embraced through a diverse range of events.

Explore
NAIDOC
events
Quandamooka Aboriginal Dancers Qtours Minjerribah Stradbroke Island

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Bookings

Please follow the BOOK NOW button for events

Many Quandamooka Festival events are free, but booking is recommended to secure your place and, to ensure event coordinators prepare for the correct amount of attendees.

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Redfest - Nandeebie Kunjiel

SEPTEMBER 9th + 10th

Redland Showgrounds, Smith St, Nandeebie (Cleveland)

RedFest tickets are $15 adults, $5 children, $10 concession

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Kunjiel (Corroboree) Closing Ceremony

SEPTEMBER 23rd 11am - 24th 3pm

QYAC Campus, 100 East Coast Road, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Tickets $20 for 2 days

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Buwangan Day

SEPTEMBER 30th 11am - 3pm

Jetty / Swimming Enclosure, Pulan Pulan (Amity), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Free event

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WANTOK MUSIK – Melanesian Showcase

SEPTEMBER 17th from 4pm

Redland Performing Arts Centre, 2–16 Middle St, Nandeebie (Cleveland)

Tickets: $30

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Buwangan Day

SEPTEMBER 30th 11am - 3pm

Jetty / Swimming Enclosure, Pulan Pulan (Amity), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Free event

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Contact

Quandamooka Festival Curator
Phone from inside Australia - 0409 327 166
Phone from outside Australia - 61 7 3415 2816
Email - Qfestival@qyac.net.au
PRESS - please email comms@qyac.net.au for access to media images / pack

Festival Sponsors & Partners

Quandamooka Festival partners with many organisations to bring you the 2017 festival. We thank our partners and a huge thank you goes to our generous sponsors:

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Partner with the Quandamooka Festival

With up to 55 events offered over three months, occuring in various locations and attracting a diverse audience, why not partner with or consider sponsoring the Quandamooka Festival. A Sponsorship Prospectus or an EOI for Packaging Partners, Artists or Stall Holders can be downloaded here:

Media

Press kit link below for media

Any enquiries contact comms@qyac.net.au