Good Spirit Festival
The Nayri Niara good spirit Festival is a biennial three-day gathering of music, ceremony, knowledge sharing and arts, held in a stunning cultural landscape that is Bruny Island, Tasmania.
Good Music, Good Sharing, Good Food, Good Spirit.
Strengthening personal relationships and encouraging cohesion between diverse communities through the expression of arts is the heart beat of this Festival.
Important elements of the Festival are:
- Honour past and present Aboriginal custodians and create opportunities for them to share and care
- Establish and continue to build upon relationships between diverse communities
- Promote emotional, spiritual and physical healing through exposure to local, national and international health and well-being initiatives
- Increase a greater participation in community arts whilst providing skill development opportunities for existing and emerging arts practitioners
- Encourage local and ethical economic growth through promoting local business and artists
- Fulfill our cultural obligations to care for Country through enhancing peoples awareness of practices which honour all life
- Promoting and celebrating lutruwita/Tasmania as an icon of innovation and creativity
- The Nayri Niara good spirit Festival is a biennial first held in February 2008 and is in its fifth manifestation.
IMAGE CONTRIBUTORS: • Paul Hoelen • Nikki Michail • Julie Lowe • Rob Blakers • Wayne Quillium • Rebecca Thomson • Joe Shrimpton