Following a sellout season at The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), the fashion performance, Birrimbi Dulgu Bajal (Rainforest and Sea Dreaming), is to feature in the prestigious Cultural Program for VAMFF in March 2016.


Birrimbi Dulgu Bajal is curated Grace Lillian Lee and choreographed by Fiona Wirrer-George, and featured 20 female and male models from Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands.


Ten artists and designers have collaborated to showcase wearable fashion using techniques from unique areas around Australia, including felting techniques from Mornington Island and beading, feathers and bright colours that are reminiscent of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef’s beauty. The collection also features natural fibres, stencils, hand dyed fabrics and weaving combined with wood that expresses the northern rainforest environment.

The models will present contemporary versions of cultural adornment, combined with music and dance to create a cultural performance to reflect the richness of the unique cultures of Far North Queensland, and is definitely one not to miss!


WHEN: Friday 4th March, 6.30pm and 8.30pm
WHAT: VAMFF Cultural Program Project Series Birrimbu Dulgu Bajal
WHERE: National Gallery of Victoria, Ian Potter Gallery (foyer area)

Supported by Arts Queensland.