The Quandamooka Festival returns to North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) this weekend from 26 to 28 August 2022 and is proudly supported by Redland City Council.
Mayor Karen Williams said the three-day festival provided a unique opportunity to learn more about the culture and country of Traditional Owners, the Nunukul, Nughi and Goenpul First Nations Peoples of Quandamooka Country.
“It has been wonderful to see the Quandamooka Festival grow as a signature event on Redlands Coast since the inaugural event in 2015, drawing people from across the city, the nation and internationally,” Cr Williams said.
“It is a major tourism drawcard that stretches the boundaries of a community cultural festival, bursting not only with art and music but also cultural and environmental activities.
“The 2022 event includes everything from whale watching to visual art exhibitions, storytelling, fibre art and weaving workshops, and cultural tours and talks, as well as dynamic dance and music performances.
“I congratulate the event organisers from Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) and contributing community organisations for creating such an impressive, inclusive event.
“Council is again proudly supporting the festival and I encourage everyone to visit Minjerribah for the festival and become immersed in one of the oldest living cultures on earth.”
Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell said he was excited about the festival’s return after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
“This festival is always popular, not only with visitors, but with the residents on Minjerribah,” Cr Mitchell said.
“It offers an opportunity to learn more about the rich Aboriginal heritage of our city and the relationship between our Traditional Owners and their land and waters.
“The festival is three days of great cultural events and activities and is held in one of Queensland’s most beautiful naturally wonderful locations.”
For more information on the Quandamooka Festival, visit the event’s website.