From the Ground

South Coast, NSW


From the Ground is an intercultural project supporting young people and communities across Yuin country on the South Coast of NSW to reconnect and reengage with culture and country following the Black Summer Bushfires and COVID-19. A  creative workshop program delivered by local artists and cultural educators – it focuses on digital art-making honed through deep engagement with local language, story, song and dance. Through mentoring, young people in Nowra, Wallaga Lake and Eden create digital art, film, music and curated community events that celebrate their connection to place.

From the Ground is a Big hART project.

Bulla Midhong

Bulla Midhong is a 3-part series of on-country events showcasing original digital content and traditional story-telling. In each location, local high-school students have generated digital and performance content exploring cultural stories over the course of a 12-month workshop program. Hosted by the young people themselves, and interwoven with music, dance and projection, these events are a culmination of this body of work.

Now complete the legacy and artefacts of this project will be celebrated with an album that will be launched at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre with a special concert event.

What's On

Bulla Midhong Album Launch and Concert

Bulla Midhong, meaning 1 and 2 is 3, is an album launch and concert of songs and stories, interweaving whale stories from Eden, stories of Gulaga (mother mountain) from Wallaga Lake, and the black cockatoo story from Nowra. Through music, narration and exquisite projected image, Bulla Midhong celebrates a deep connection to place and continues a long lineage of story-sharing across Yuin country. Created with local young people, artists and cultural mentors over two years, this special event follows the success of the Bulla Midhong events held in 2023, where we sat at the feet of three mountains, sharing three stories, connecting three communities.

Date: Friday, 28th June, 2024
Time: 1pm & 7pm
Location: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, 42 Bridge Road, Nowra
Bookings: https://www.shoalhavenentertainment.com.au/Whats-On/Event-Details/Bulla-Midhong-Album-Launch-Concert

We have an exciting accommodation offer for Bulla Midhong attendees.
If you're travelling to attend Bulla Midhong our friends at Holiday Haven are delighted to offer a 10% discount for bookings at the following parks:
Shoalhaven Heads
Huskisson Beach
To book, please call the relevant park and quote the promo code. Be quick to take advantage of this offer.
Please note, this accommodation offer is only available to patrons who have booked to attend the Bulla Midhong concert on Friday 28 June 2024.
The promotional code will be sent to you in your booking confirmation email.
Holiday Haven

Friday, 28th June, 2024

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More information

Contact: Lincoln Smith | Associate Creative Producer NSW/Assistant Director Bulla Midhong
lincoln@bighart.org | +61 (0)409 241 438