Brambuk Summer Series 2021-22

This summer, enrich your visit to Gariwerd by hearing the stories and songs, and learning about the traditional customs of Gariwerd's First Peoples.

Brambuk: the National Park and Cultural Centre is hosting a range of cultural activities on selected Saturdays during December and January, giving you the opportunity to experience first-hand the living culture of Gariwerd’s Traditional Owners.


The program for January 2022 includes live music performances for small audiences by Andy Alberts and the Walkabouts, Amos Roach, and Dave Arden. Other activities include workshops with the Murrundaya Yepengna Dancers, traditional basket weaving and incorporating storytelling into painting.

So pick the date and time that suits you – and get yourself to Halls Gap this Summer for a Gariwerd experience you’ll never forget! 

Bookings are essential as tickets are limited and cost is FREE. See links to ticket bookings below.


Date Activity Times  
Saturday 8 January 2022 Live music with local legend, Andy Alberts and the Walkabouts Small, intimate 1-hour concert at 1pm or 3pm Book tickets here
  Workshop with the Murrundaya Yepengna Dancers 1-hour interactive workshop at 11am or 2pm Book tickets here
Saturday 15 January 2022 Live music with Gunditj Mara / Djab Wurrung songman, Amos Roach Small, intimate 1-hour concert at 1pm or 3pm Book tickets here
  Traditional Basket Weaving with Djapwurrung artist, Rebecca Jakobi 2-hour interactive workshop at 10am or 1pm Book tickets here
Saturday 22 January 2022 Live music with Gunditjmara/Kokatha singer and songman, Dave Arden Small, intimate 1-hour concert at 1pm or 3pm Book tickets here
  Storytelling through art with Gunditjmara visual artist Sherry Johnstone  2-hour interactive workshop at 10am or 1pm Book tickets here

Andy Alberts and the Walkabouts

Andy Alberts is a Gunditjmara singer songwriter who has travelled Australia playing various festivals and venues. Over the years, he’s created a strong following as a solo artist or with his fantastic band ‘The Walkabouts’. He joins us at Brambuk with ‘The Walkabouts’ who will treat us to their unique blend of country and country rock.



Murrundaya Yepengna Dancers

Join the Murrundaya Yepengna dancers for a dynamic workshop of dancing and singing together. You’ll learn some Gunditj Mara and Djab Wurrung songs and dances, with emphasis on the seasons, flora and animals of the Gariwerd area. Children and adults of all ages welcome.




Amos Roach

Amos is a proud Gunditj Mara / Djab Wurrung man. He plays his own songs, founded in rhythm with the Didgeridoo, featuring Flamenco-influenced rap music, family ballads and rock that shakes the ground and compels us to dance.

“Amos’s voice travels between the Desert, the Riverland and the Saltwater to the city like smoke from a fire.”


Rebecca Jakobi

Rebecca is a proud Djapwurrung woman who was born and lives in Ballarat on Wathawurrung Country. Her workshop will introduce you to traditional weaving techniques of western Victoria. Her passion for weaving comes from her connection to Country and traditional practices that have been passed on to her by her Elders. You will be invited to weave a small basket that you can take home with you. The workshop will suit anyone over 8 years of age. 






Dave Arden

Dave is a proud Gunditjmara/Kokatha songman and story teller. His songs are about family, community, culture, custom, lingo and tribal life that is still alive and misunderstood in this country. Dave continues to tour nationally and internationally promoting his Red Desert Man album released in 2021.



Sherry Johnstone 

Sherry is a deeply passionate and proud Indigenous artist from the Gunditjmara/Keerray Woorroong people. In her workshop, she will share stories about Aboriginal symbolism and how she incorporates this into her artwork. Participants will be invited to work on a collaborative art piece, with each person taking home a small painted canvas they have painted. The workshop will suit adults and children over 8 years of age.











Brambuk: The National Park & Cultural Centre is managed by Parks Victoria in association with Barengi Gadjin Land Council, Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation, and Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation.

Barengi Gadjin Land Council Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia, administered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.

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