Malandarri Festival

Malandarri Festival, photo by Benjamin Bayliss

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.

Have a read about Malandarri Festival in the Katherine Times.

Have a read of Malandarri Festival’s 2017 artistic report.

A selection of photos from Malandarri Festival 2017


Marlene Timothy

Event Director

0497 766 573