Djilpin Arts promotes the maintenance, development and transmission of cultural knowledge systems. We use digital formats to record cultural information – translating traditional concepts to contemporary platforms – in recordings, short films and animations. Learn more..
Since 2002, for the Walking With Spirits festival, Songmen have travelled to Beswick to maintain the ancient campfires and collaborated in performances that are captured on CD and DVD. Learn More..
The above videos are examples of Djilpin’s multimedia program.
Performances depict all aspects of Indigenous life – the seasons, country and songlines, animals and plants, and all natural elements. Four distinct corroborees are performed by members of Djilpin Arts.
The land is our church and everything in it is one, the dancers not only represent, but enter into the spirits of the animals, plants and seasons. The corroborree ground is a theatre, with the fireplace as its centre. We warm our spirits at the fireplace and around it, and we pass on the stories and sing the songs and thus keep our history and our culture going. Therefore the listening ear and the watchful eye of you in the audience are as important as the people singing and dancing.
- Tom E. Lewis, Artistic Director