Four Winds | Deborah Cheetham on the Art of Belonging
Renowned Aboriginal Australian soprano, composer and educator Deborah Cheetham AO presents on ‘The Art of Belonging’ as part of the Four Winds Radical Voice Talk Series on Wednesday 20 September 2017 at the Windsong Pavilion, Barragga Bay, located 9kms south of Bermagui.
“For Indigenous Australians, the Arts are the most powerful way we can know and give meaning to the world around us. For thousands of generations we have passed on all knowledge of geography, the sciences, medicine and humanity through visual and performing arts. The Arts have never been a luxury, rather a necessity. Our culture is our knowledge. Our knowledge is our survival. It is ‘The Art of Belonging’ and it is for everyone.” says Deborah Cheetham AO.
As part of Deborah’s visit to the region, 30 students from Eden, Narooma and Bermagui primary schools will take part in a three-day Short Black Opera workshop at Four Winds lead by Cheetham and pianist, Toni Lalich. Together the group will develop their own singing and song writing practices, work on the art of storytelling and take part in visual arts activities with local Yuin artists.
Presented by Four Winds and Short Black Opera.
For bookings visit the Four Winds Bermagui website here.