LongHouse Hobart is a communal creation hub located on the original intertidal zone where the freshwater of kunanyi / Mt Wellington, met the saltwater of timtumili minanya / Derwent River. A place rich in nutrients, diversity and cultural heritage.
A home HEARth for Connection
LongHouse Hobart is a space for cultural diversity, connection and sharing of good spirit.
It is available to hire as an event space for exhibitions, performances, activations, workshops, installations, product launches, business conference experiences, pop up events….
Awakening of the LongHouse
In October 2018 the Nayri Niara Good Spirit Family engaged a traditional practice of cleansing Country before ‘business’ could be conducted at the development site of the future LongHouse. Please watch our video below to gain an understanding of this ceremony.
Acknowledgements: So grateful to all who joined us to call in good spirit and co-create this beautiful natural installation as a way for us to show our deep respect for Country, Culture, Community and the Sacred. It was important ceremony to clear the space before the creating the LongHouse – Home HEARth of Nayri Niara.
Big love to all those who contributed.
Thank you to Elders; Uncle Dougie Mansell, Aunty Wendal Pitchford. Installation Artist; Kristian Baggerson. Senior Cultural Artists; Allan Mansell, Ruth Langford and Warren Mason.
Thank you also to members of the Aboriginal community who came along to share your stories and good will.
Extra special thank you to the City of Hobart who’s staff were truly fantastic with their support. Karadi Aboriginal Corporation, Budget Car Rental (Tasmania), Contemporary Art Tasmania, Australia Council for the Arts and Macquarie Point Development Corporation and Core Collective Architects for their support.