Malandarri Festival

Malandarri Festival, photo by Benjamin Bayliss

2018 MALANDARRI FESTIVAL: Friday 16 – Saturday 17 June

Formerly known as DanceSite, Malandarri Festival is a special community-based event that celebrates both traditional and contemporary arts and cultural practices from the four clan groups living in Borroloola – the Yanyuwa, Garrwa, Gurdanji and Mara people.

Through various workshops in the lead up to the event, Malandarri Festival provides the Borroloola community with a foundation for the necessary training and opportunities needed for it to grow into an independent, self-determined celebration. The artistic model developed for Malandarri Festival includes a wide range of artistic and cultural activities that can take place throughout the year in both Borroloola and Robinson River.

Malandarri Festival coverage in the Katherine Times.

Read the Malandarri Festival’s 2017 artistic report.

A selection of photos from Malandarri Festival 2017


Marlene Timothy

Malandarri Festival Director and Cultural Events Officer

Waralungku Art Centre
Robinson Road, Borroloola NT 0854