Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Dreaming June 2006

Grass sculptured cocoon, with sculptured butterflies attached, hanging in one of the trees on site.

Rain puddles creating patterns on the roadway and damp autumn leaves.

Over the Queens Birthday weekend my partner, Jean-Pierre, and I attended The Dreaming, an indigenous festival, at the Woodford Folk Festival site. Over the three days we were there we heard some great music, watched some wonderful films and contemporary dance, listened to great comedy and saw some beautiful indigenous artworks. The first two days were cloudy with intermittent showers but it did not stop anyones enthusiasm for the festival. The damp weather provided me with delightful photo opportunites, the rain intensifying the colours of the surrounding vegetation. Yothu Yindi played and were as inspiring as they were 20 years ago when they were at the height of their fame. Jean-Pierre and I had a wonderful time and this festival is definitly something we will try and attend next year.