In collaboration with the Newcastle Worimi Community, we created a site-specific performance in the Carrington parklands in March of 2022. Gimbay Gatigaan offered Aboriginal dancing, storytelling, and age-old wisdom combined with multimedia projections, shadows, and giant, illuminated, puppets.
A family friendly production, Gimbay Gatigaan (friendly Mudcrab in language) explored the Throsby Creek through an Aboriginal lens – that of the Dates Mob, who’s ancestors have walked this land since forever.
Hundreds joined us for an evening under the stars, with food trucks, Aboriginal Art, and an opportunity to see this land in a new way. Despite wild weather postponing our initial dates and cancelling one of our rescheduled dates, we put on two fantastic shows on March 26 and 27, 2022.
Video by Maisie Cohen
Photos by Mick Ross and Photolook
For more details about the community we’re working with, go here: www.spiritualwaterways.org
Funded by the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions fund and Stronger Communities program,
in association with Orica and the NSW Government through Heritage NSW and Create NSW.
Gimbay Gatigaan is an original commission from the City of Newcastle.