Senior Australian of the Year and Indigenous artist and educator Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-
Baumann will be a headline guest at Renew Fest in May this year.
Miriam Rose, who is from the Ngangiwumirr language group in Nauiyu (Daly River) country of the Northern Territory, is well known for bringing the Indigenous way of “dadirri” (translated as “deep listening”) to mainstream Australia.
“Deep listening has been a core value for Renew Fest since its very beginning, and was
directly inspired by Miriam Rose’s work, so we are very humbled and excited to have Miriam Rose join us this year. There is so much to learn from her, and from Indigenous ways of listening to the earth, each other, and our hearts,” said festival director Ella Rose Goninan.
“A regenerative future includes a deep honouring of First Nations people and a deep
openness to the colonial trauma of the past that is still with us today,” added Ella Rose.
Miriam Rose will appear via a live video link, to be in conversation with local Bundjalung
elder Judy Atkinson for the Friday night opening of the festival at the Mullum Civic Hall, and she will also be featured during the festival weekend.
Renew Fest runs 7-9 May in Mullumbimby. Special release early bird ticket sale ending
soon. See www.renewfest.org.au