Celebrating 65,000+ years
of Wiradjuri Culture
AND CREATIVITY IN CONDOBOLIN, NSW
2nd - 4th SEPTEMBER 2022
Saturday festivities - 3rd September 2022
2 PM TILL LATE
BYO chairs and rugs
Live music, dancing, exhibitions, arts and crafts, storytelling, interactive augmented reality projections, workshops, guest speakers, stargazing, a fiery finale plus our inaugural Regenerative Futures Expo.
Gates open for exhibitors to set up from 10 am. All vehicles to be removed from site via the back gate by 1 pm.
2 pm – Gates open to the public.
SPECIAL CHILDREN’S PROGRAM 2.30-4 pm
On the Music Stage and elsewhere
Inaugural Wombat Wobble Dance-off with singer-songwriter Johnny Huckle. Prizes for the wildest wobblers.
Johnny grew up at Condo’s Murie fringe settlement in the 1950s. He’s now based in Canberra and, although he performs his unique mix of music and chatter throughout eastern Australia, he still calls Condobolin home.
Wiradjuri Storytelling with Larry Brandy
Children of all ages love Larry’s unique and very animated way of telling his stories. Larry was born and raised in Condo but now lives in Canberra. He returns regularly to his hometown to visit family. He shares his stories and children’s books at festivals throughout Australia.
Albury’s YouTube stars, the Giilangyaldhaanygalang muppets, with their creators Ruth Davys and Pettina Love from Albury.
These cheeky Wiradjuri-speaking muppets will accost you for a chat at any time, any place at SkyFest. Dance practice with Steve Taylor of Dinnawan’s Connection and Jo Clancy of Wagana Aboriginal Dancers: for anyone, young or old, who’d like to corroboree.
Wiradjuri Study Centre gallery spaces all afternoon.
New works by Beverley Coe, Belinda Coe, the women of Condo SistaShed and the Shine Group
Wiradjuri weaving circle, tea and dampers throughout the afternoon. Learn how to weave like the ancestors did.
In the Wiradjuri Study Centre Auditorium
Co-founder of Condo SkyFest, Tennille Dunn, on the Study Centre’s history and construction
Virtual tour of the Universe with Donna The Astronomer
Life, the Universe and Everything with science communicator and astro-biologist Luke Steller
Astro-tricks with physicist Tatiana Bonch
Let’s Corroboree: With Steve Taylor and Dinawan’s Connection, Jo Clancy and her Wagana Aboriginal Dancers, Condo dance groups Galari Bila Waga Dhaanys and Ngamurr Waganha Wallan, and others. Our dance ring is open to everyone.
Lighting the lanterns – switching on hundreds of paper lanterns made by Condo school children, the Condo SistaShed team, and the Shine group, and lighting the fire boxes
5.30 to 7.30 COMMUNITY BARBECUE
Delicious food prepared by the Wiradjuri Study Centre staff and volunteers
5.30 to late SPACE PLAY, interactive augmented reality projection by Sydney’s acclaimed Stalker Theatre Company and Box of Birds team. Tour the solar system and play among the stars, moons, asteroids and planets in this cosmic installation.
7-10 PM CORROBOREE, LIVE MUSIC & ASTRONOMY
Times to be confirmed
Dancing by firelight
Wiradjuri Rap with Anthony Riley and Brian Ah-See
Johnny Huckle for Adults
Janita Coe and friends perform the Gaalmadhaany/Songmakers Collection Shane & Pete Riley, Dubbo’s much loved Wiradjuri singer-songwriters,
Stargazing with Donna the Astronomer, Steve Taylor and guest astronomers Donna Burton and her telescope are taking a night off from Milroy Observatory in Coonabarabran to give us on a tour of the visible universe with Wiradjuri stargazer Steve Taylor from Cowra. They’ll be joined by amateur astronomers from around the region.