Jerrinja Balaang

Balaang: Women

A deadly group of local indigenous women have been working with renown international photographer Tamara Dean, alongside several Jerrinja Aunties, throughout 2022.

The group, funded by a Commonwealth Government ILA Grant, have been capturing and curating a groundbreaking collection of new images that help share ancient stories of Wandi Wandian land, local Aboriginal culture, and celebrate the matriarchal strength of 'balaang' (women).

This project will be unveiled at the Burradise festival for the first time in September 2022, forming part of the extensive free arts and craft exhibition planned for the Culburra Beach community hall. A major regional exhibition will also launch at the Shoalhaven Regional Art Gallery in early 2023.

The LCBF Board and local not-for-profit creative agency Southland Creative Inc, as well as partner organisations supporting this project, are extremely proud of the work of our local Jerrinja women, and look forward to enjoying the images created under the first class mentorship of Tamara Dean.

We pay our deepest respects to the traditional owners of Culburra Beach, Orient Point, Jervis Bay, and surrounds: Jerrinja Wandi Wandian country, its elders past, present, and emerging.

PICTURED, Right: Jerrinja elder Aunty Grace with young participants; Balaang workshop in Culburra Beach.

Stay tuned for more updates on this wonderful project and its launch at Burradise.