Wirriya jalyanu (seagrass)


Science meets Art to celebrate seagrass and the local environment with Malgana language and cultural heritage
The Wirriya Jalyanu (seagrass) Festival is the culmination of a two year collaboration between seagrass researchers at the University of Western Australia and the Malgana Rangers as Traditional Owners of Gathaagudu (Two waters, Shark Bay). The festival provides an opportunity to share knowledge about seagrasses and the environment with the local community.
How do you say 'Wirriya Jalyanu'?

7-8 April 2021

On behalf of the University of Western Australia and the Malgana Aboriginal Corporation, we are sad to inform those who had planned to attend the Wirriya Jalyanu (seagrass) Festival that the event has been postponed until April 2021, due to unforeseen circumstances.


We look forward to being able to celebrate the amazing seagrass ecosystem that is Gathaagudu (Shark Bay) in happier times.

We will continue to update new information for the Festival on this webpage.

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Consider your footprint. This event is aiming for zero waste and plastic free, so please bring your own reusable drink containers

About the Artist: Tiahna Oxenham is of Malgana, Nyul Nyul and Yaruwu heritage. Her art is inspired by the seagrass meadows of Gathaagudu (Shark Bay). For more information see www.juridadesigns.com


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