Djilpin Arts, Australian Shakespeare Company and AUM PR + MGMT present
MC Constantina Bush • Indigenous DJs • Indigenous Workshops
The Wugularr Drifters • Traditional Dance from Beswick & Arnhem Land
Museum & Art Sales • Camping • Food • Coffee
Djilpin Arts, in the remote Aboriginal community of Beswick, NT, is pleased to announce it will host its inaugural series of “Concerts on Country” this Dry Season with events in May, June and July 2019.
Kicking off the 2019 program is a veritable super-sistas of a line up featuring the highly awarded and acclaimed Mojo Juju, triple j fave Kira Puru, and the latest ladies to hit the hip hop block Oetha. MC all three concerts is the inimitable Constantina Bush with more names to be announced as we get closer to show time.
These three weekends held across May, June and July will be a first for Aboriginal Communities in the NT. Extending the community festival model, this series is set to create an intimate environment for cross cultural engagement. A limited number of tickets will be available for the general public to engage and experience. With only two hundred tickets available for the General Public tickets will sell super fast.
Djarmalak is an homage to our late founding and Artistic Director Balang T E Lewis, whose vision was a culturally safe place where everyone could come together to learn, share, exchange and enjoy. ‘Culture as identity, art as medicine’, was his consistent message to community and visitors alike. Djarmalak affirms and carries his legacy, the community is stepping up with his passion and dedication as their inspiration. Cutting-edge Indigenous performance combined with the dynamics and persistence of traditional practice, Djarmalak is a special invitation from the heart of the community and resonates Balang’s belief that “culture is everyone’s responsibility”.
Three exclusive weekend events in the heart of Beswick community:
Black Crow [Young Wagilak Group from Roper River]
Lady Lash DJ set
Each event features MC Constantina Bush, indigenous DJs, Beswick’s own Wugularr Drifters, workshops, museum tours, art sales, overnight camping, great food and Barista Coffee. Beswick is located 100kms from Katherine.
Getting to Beswick
Beswick Community is located 107km south-east of Katherine drive south on the Stuart Highway for 51km, turn left into the Central Arnhem Road and drive 56km to Beswick Community.
School Groups: All school group bookings must be made by contacting the ASC office on (03) 8676 7511 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Information and FAQ
How do I get there?
Beswick Community is located 107km south-east of Katherine drive south on the Stuart Highway for 51km, turn left into the Central Arnhem Road and drive 56km to Beswick Community. Follow the signs to the Ghunmarn Cultural Centre (the red two storey building).
Where do I go when I arrive?
When you arrive at Beswick all patrons must go to the Ghunmarn Culture Centre (on the right hand side of the main road).
Can we bring alcohol?
Alcohol is not permitted at all and is not available to purchase. Please note that sections of the road to Beswick and the community itself operate under specific liquor laws and the police can impound your vehicle if alcohol is found and you may be fined. Please respect the wishes of the community and do not bring alcohol to the event.
What are the camping arrangements?
Campers must be self-sufficient. First aid and ambulance will be available on site. There is a health clinic at Beswick Community and the nearest hospital is in Katherine. Please take all your rubbish with you.
Are there hotels or motels?
If you do not intend to camp please note Beswick Community does not offer tourist accommodation facilities, or we recommend booking accommodation in either Katherine or Mataranka.
Will there be food and drink for sale?
Can I photograph or record the performance?
Photography or audiovisuall recording of any kind is not permitted during the performances on Saturday night.
Will I be able to buy artwork or souvenirs?
Original paintings, baskets, didgeridoos, mats and other pieces of indigenous fine art will be available for sale at the Ghunmarn Cultural Centre in Beswick.
I’ve read the FAQ but still have a question, who do I ask?
For further information call 03 8676 7511.
Alternatively, email your query to email@example.com.
No Alcohol: Beswick is a dry community and alcohol is strictly prohibited.