Numburindi Festival, Numbulwar

View the 2023 Numburindi Festival Video HERE

The Numburindi Festival, Joshua Park, Numbulwar

For those who contributed to the 2023 Numburindi Festival, we thank you very much.

We are grateful for the opportunity to spend time in Numbulwar to support the community with the delivery of such a special event.

It is always great to reconnect with the residents of Numbulwar as well as visitors from other communities of the Roper Gulf Region and beyond.

We are always looking to improve our services, and ways of engagement. To help us provide the best support we can, we have created a short survey. We kindly ask you to complete it and return it to us.

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The remote Arnhem Land community of Numbulwar on the western coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria has been involved with Artback NT’s Indigenous Traditional Dance program since 2016 with the delivery of the inaugural Numburindi Festival.

The Numburindi Festival is a unique community-driven event that highlights the diversity of language, dance and song from clan groups living in Numbulwar, the Ngalmi, Nundhirribala, Murrungun, Nunggarragalu and Mangurra Peoples’. Festival activity is particularly focused on inter-generational exchange and mentorship, with one performance evening dedicated to Numbulwar’s young people.

“It’s important to have this festival to help teach our kids dancing and cultural and for the old people to remember”. Russell Numamurdirdi

Artback NT proudly supports the Numburindi Festival Committee who ensure that event programming resonates with community and directly supports the continuity of Numbulwar’s cultural practice.

The 2023 Numburindi Festival was supported by the Northern Territory Government, The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, Roper Gulf Regional Council, Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, the Numbulwar Numburindi Art Centre, and the Numburindi Corporation.


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