The Lorna Mellor Collection, NSW
Cooee Art, Sydney, NSW
Wirtj Wirtj are used in ceremonies. The men put feathers around their feet and hold the Wirtj Wirtj as they dance and sing.
Traditional dances are also often performed in the communities just for fun and, for instance, to celebrate the opening of a new building or even the graduation from college. All dances have their roots in the “Dreamings”, the creation myths, sung in the old languages while the actions of the performers illustrate the deeds of the “Dreamtime Heroes”, the mythical beings that created the land in the Ancestral past.Share