The Nyah-Vinifera forest, a small river red gum park located 30 mins west of Swan Hill, is a sacred site for Wadi Wadi Traditional owners, much loved by the broader community and a safe haven for fish, frogs and wildlife that live along the Murray.
The campaign to protect this sacred site has been active for upwards of 40 years. Historically logging threatened the majestic red gums and more recently insufficient flooding and water has been putting ecological communities and traditional culture at risk.
We are showcasing the works of indigenous artists from along the Murray and a photo series contrasting the world views of western water and traditional culture.
Come along on opening Night to hear from Wadi Wadi Traditional Owner Cain Chaplin as he shares his story of the long struggle to protect this sacred place. We'll also learn what River Country has been doing and what more we can do to help.
Opening night: 25th of November at 6pm
Note: Unfortunately this event is held upstairs, we are sorry that people with mobility issues may be unable to access the space.
312 Smith St
Collingwood, Vic 3066
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