Welcome to another year of celebrating First Australian culture and heritage in the Northern Sydney region. Welcome to the Guringai Festival 2016, we are still here and we are still going strong!

‘Through My Eyes’ is this year’s festival theme, inviting people of all ages to participate in events across the region, which have a focus on Youth. We are promoting intergenerational conversations, activities and perspectives and when viewed by different people of different age groups, gender and races we have the ability to shape our future and to be inclusive of all.

Public art from across this region is throughout the brochure, and by definition is inclusive of all and starts conversations. ‘Through My Eyes’ invites youth in the region to contribute to our story of place so we can be better informed about what is needed now and for the next generations. As adults we need to listen and grow up our young ones strong!

Once again we have a long list of activities that commemorate, celebrate and create spaces and places for those important conversations to be had. We invite you to come along; attend a concert; film night, forum, art exhibition or bush walk, which has all been created for you and your families enjoyment. Once again, welcome to this years Guringai Festival.

Susan Moylan-Coombs, Caroline Glass-Pattison, Sue Pinckham
Co-chairs, Guringai Festival Committee