Guringai Festival 2017
Events to raise awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, through to end NAIDOC week.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Guringai peoples on whose land we now stand, we pay our respects to the Elders past and present.  


About the Guringai Festival

This annual event, founded in 2001, aims to raise awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Northern Sydney region.

The festival usually starts on Sorry Day in May and goes through to the end of NAIDOC Week which is the second week in July each year.

Local Councils and numerous reconciliation and community groups get involved, and events include workshops, art exhibitions, performances, films and talks.


Full Program 2017

Full program for Northern Sydney region  (5MB)


Events in North Sydney include:  Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Walk, The Oldest Foods on Earth: discussions & demonstrations, Northside Produce Market, Traditional Basket Weaving, Explorers Playgroup Guringai Experience, Aussie Bush Food talk, and  Water, Women & Wellbeing Art Session


North Sydney Events

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Water, Women and Wellbeing

Art workshop for women recovering from illness. With Aboriginal artist Leanne Tobin, and art therapist Fiona Fitzpatrick.