Faces of YAPENYA, Paint Up

Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation

The Faces of YAPENYA is the preparation of paint up before ceremony. Each design represents family, and acknowledges Dja Dja Wurrung creator spirit, Bunjil. This connects to song, dance, language and story, to a culture over 65,000 years old.

Concept: Mariaa Randall – DDWCAC Aboriginal Project Officer
Filmmaker: Yandell Walton
Faces of YAPENYA: Trent Nelson, Aunty Marilyne Nicholls, Uncle Graham Atkinson, Tori Kerr, Aunty Brenda Kerr

This project is curated and originally presented by Enlighten: A Festival of Projection, a City of Greater Bendigo Event occurring in the lead up to White Night Bendigo.

Enlighten: A Festival of Projection is supported by the Regional Centre for Culture Program, a Victorian Government initiative in partnership with the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and the City of Greater Bendigo.