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Riverside Vibes

Taking place in a unique bushland setting along the banks of the mighty Murray River, Albury's newest cultural event showcased the wonderful culture in our community.

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We can't wait to see you at Riverside Vibes in 2023!

Thanks to our wonderful community who came along and helped make Albury's newest cultural festival, Riverside Vibes 2022 such a great success.

Showcasing the amazing culture in our community, we really enjoyed celebrating with you and can't wait to do it all again next year.

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Albury’s newest cultural festival

On Sunday 27 February 2022, along the banks of the mighty Murray River our local bushland burst with amazing entertainment and unexpected artwork rich in culture.

Showcasing the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk, festival highlights included:

  • Stunning Indigenous sculptures, artists talks and their stories
  • Riverside beats, jam-packed with tunes from many talented artists
  • Unforgettable cultural performances from locals and community groups
  • Markers' Market with a huge selection of goodies from across the region
  • Creative workshops for the whole family
  • Plenty of free kids activities amused
  • Roving entertainment that intrigued and delighted
  • Loads of delicious dishes and sweet treats

Take a peak and see what we got up to...

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Enjoy the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk anytime you please.

The Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk features a series of 15 stunning contemporary Aboriginal sculptures lining 5kms of the Wagirra Trail from Kremur Street to Wonga Wetlands.

Learn more about the sculptures below, or better yet, take a stroll along the walk and enjoy them at your leisure.

Creature Seats

From simple sketches students worked with mentors from the Aboriginal Men’s Shed and local community to sculpt these creatures.

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This sculpture is an acknowledgement to our King of birds – Guguburra. Undoubtedly, the most beautiful budyaan (bird) in Wiradjuri country!

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Reconciliation Shield

The figure depicted is holding his hands in a position of submission. Enough is enough – we all need to walk together on this journey of reconciliation

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Made from recycled materials, the work is a collaboration between the artist Treahna Hamm and fabricator Michael Laubli. It was commissioned in partnership with local elders, community members and AlburyCity.

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Bogong Moth Migration

Traditionally, each year the Indigenous people of southern New South Wales and northern Victoria would meet at Mungabareena Reserve to perform ceremonies, exchange goods and discuss tribal lore. They would then travel to the high country to feast on Bogong Moths.

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Vertical Message Sticks

Traditionally messages were painted and inscribed on a stick, which was then transported by hand. Typical messages inscribed on the stick by painting, carving or burning would be announcements of ceremonies, disputes, invitations, warnings, meetings, events and happenings.

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Goanna represents one of the main totems for the Wiradjuri Nation. It holds a significant place in my spirit. It’s my totem. My story. My culture.

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The Bigger Picture

The frame represents movement and change for Aboriginal people. We are evolving to adapt to the ever changing environment.

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Googar Goanna Sculpture

This sculpture is a larger than life version of a small wooden toy goanna that our children would play with and learn from in traditional times.

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Leaving Our Mark

Working on the Wagirra Trail connects us with this country and our culture. These images are our way of telling you about our connection and our story along the trail.

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Family Gathering

This is the way the family used to gather. This sculpture represents the importance of the family group, staying together and staying connected to the land.

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Wiradjuri Woman

The Wiradjuri Woman was burnt on the Possum Skin Cloak for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in 2006 and now I have created a sculpture emerging out of this tree stump – as if a spirit is breaking free.

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Maya Fish Trap

This sculpture is a funnel style fish trap that was commonly used by the Wiradjuri people in this area.

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Teaming Life of Milawa Billa

This design draws together elements from the natural environment of the Murray River.

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Celebrate Together Walk with us on Wiradjuri country

This work sends a strong message to all that we stand, walk and dance on Wiradjuri country.

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