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CIMF21: Concert #7 - Hand to Earth : Canberra International Music Festival 2021


CIMF21: Concert #7 - Hand to Earth : Canberra International Music Festival 2021

  • Date: Sunday, 2 May 2021, 1:30pm & 3:30pm
  • Venue: Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia — Parkes Place, Parkes, ACT
  • Series: This event is part of the Canberra International Music Festival 2021 series
  • Tickets: General: $65 | Concession: $60 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Twelve Yuwaalaraay hands create a traditional cloak of possum skins. The ceremonial garment then takes on its own life as a work of living art: as music. Hand to Earth is a celebration of First Nations artists: women’s culture from Lightning Ridge followed by Yolgnu Songmen from Arnhem Land.

Due to COVID-19 this event will be run twice:

Sunday May 2, 1:30pm, National Gallery of Australia

Sunday May 2, 3:30pm, National Gallery of Australia

We hope to release more seats dependent on an easing of capacity restrictions. Please continue to check back often.


Nardi Simpson, Yugal Mudhaybaraay (Possum Song)

Commissioned by CIMF, a Major Lift, with assistance from the Cherry Fund

Hand to Earth


Musicians from Australian Art Orchestra

Daniel and David Wilfred

Six Yuwaalaraay women from Lightning Ridge

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 6230 5880 or by email to info@cimf.org.au

Featured Australian Works

Yugal Mudhaybaraay by Nardi Simpson — World premiere
 Yugal Mudhaybaraay (Possum Song) by Nardi Simpson

Featured artists

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