Artstate Wagga Wagga Opening Ceremony. WAGGA WAGGA: To Dance To Celebrate
This ceremonial welcome to country and introduction to Wagga Wagga will be an immersive soundscape that calls Art State together. The welcome to country will be created by Jonathan Jones with local senior Wiradjuri elders including Aunty Isabel Reid and Aunty Lorraine Tye, with Uncle Stan Grant Senior explaining the true meaning of the name Wagga Wagga. The ceremony will conclude with a performance Wiradjuri dancer Joel Bray. This project is a coming-together of sounds, dance, songs and stories that will deeply connect people to country.