Footscray Community Arts Development Series

Led by the Footscray Community Arts’ Indigenous Advisory Group, Elders in Residence and Indigenous Cultural Programs staff, Tarnuk-ut baany welcomes a new cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists into their Artist Development Programs.

Tarnuk-ut baany is a personal and professional development program facilitating cultural knowledge exchange through creative mentorship. The new cohort of participants, Elders and community leaders will undertake a residency at Garambi Baan/Laughing Waters in 2022.

The program takes its name from the BoonWurrung phrase ‘wooden vessels holding water’, meaning an invitation to share food, sit around and tell stories.

Through Tarnuk ut baany Footscray Community Arts ensures the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are guided by the knowledge and experience of Elders and community leaders. With self-determination at its core, the program will be tailored to the needs of the group.


Tarnuk-ut baany: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Cultural Development Program is supported by Indigenous Languages and Arts Program Australian Government.

Photo: Footscray Community Arts