May 5, 2015
The last four years of the Yijala Yala project have been jam-packed with comics, iPad apps, films, music, theatre, dance and all measures of artistic success! Those successes belong to the community of Roebourne and recently we came together to celebrate our achievements to date.
On the 15th of April about 200 locals joined us for a big cook-up and walk down memory lane, as we showed a selection of films from the beginning of the project to more recent material, and a slideshow of images from our many activities. The Blackstone Ramblers provided the music and we enjoyed a great night under the stars at the Roebourne amphitheatre.
Even thought the Yijala Yala project has come to an end, Big hART is looking forward to future arts and cultural collaborations in Roebourne, in particular partnering with NYFL in their new cultural complex. There are too many staff, past and present, to name here but there’s been a great many people who’ve had incredible experiences working on Yijala Yala and we thank the community of Roebourne for their guidance and generosity.
As Allery Sandy said on the night – “look what we can achieve when we all work together”.