Posted 6 Jan 17

YIRRAMBOI is the City of Melbourne’s 10 day First Nations Arts Festival. We are providing specialist communications consultancy for the marketing of YIRRAMBOI.

The City of Melbourne is many things to our community. It is our country, our birth land or the place we call home. It is a gathering place and ceremonial ground, a site of resistance and a night time playground for the young and young at heart. From May 5 – 14th 2017 the City of Melbourne will be the gathering place for First Nation creatives from across the world.

YIRRAMBOI means ‘tomorrow’ in the shared languages of Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung. The creative team behind the festival see our community not just as consumers of work, but as co-authors and owners of YIRRAMBOI. This is evident through the Blak Critics, KIN and Barring Yanabul programs.

Blak Critics addresses the need for robust, critical and culturally informed dialogue around Indigenous performance, practice and methodologies, in mainstream editorials and publications and the public domain. The project will provide up to 10 Victorian-based Indigenous writers with a public platform for creating critical review and conversation, from our perspectives.
KIN is YIRRAMBOI’s artist development network connecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists across Victoria to each other and the world. KIN provides artists with opportunities for deeper engagement with YIRRAMBOI and the international First Nations arts community through skills and leadership development, arts exchange and the commissioning of new work.
Barring Yanabul is a day-long treasure hunt of fun, provocative, experimental and interactive arts experiences throughout the centre of Melbourne.