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Red Ridge at the
Big Red Bash 2024

Red Ridge is pleased to return to the Big Red Bash once again in 2024.

 

Red Ridge helps create healthy and resilient communities in remote western Queensland by bringing people together in art and cultural activities. The Big Red Bash provides a great opportunity to showcase our artists and makers, and connect to visitors to our region, sharing our culture and heritage. 
 

Please join us at one of our events listed below while you're at the Big Red Bash 2024. 

FLOWERS ON THE SANDHILL:
PAINTING WITH TWO SISTERS TALKING

Get ready to 'Yarn & Paint'! - Come and meet and paint with Two Sisters Talking Joyce Crombie (Anpanuwa) and Jean Barr Crombie (Aulpunda), Traditional Owners, Wangkangurru/Yarluyandi women from Birdsville.  Paint Desert Flowers while yarning with Two Sisters Talking who will give you an insight into the beauty of Country.  You will take home your own canvas painted on Country – Birdsville, Wirrarri.

$80 per person, per session - bookings essential see box below for times and registration

Flowers on the Sandhill: Painting with Two Sisters Talking
Flowers on the Sandhill: Painting with Two Sisters Talking
Paint Desert Flowers while yarning with Sisters Talking Joyce Crombie (Anpanuwa) & Jean Barr Crombie (Aulpunda). Big Red Bash session times: Sun 30 June: 2.30pm-3.30pm Mon 1 July: 10.30am-11.30am Tue 2 July: 9.00am-10am Thu 4 July: 11.30am–12.30pm
Limited places available!
INFO & BUY TICKETS

FREE - YARNING ON COUNTRY SESSIONS

Come listen to the stories by Two Sisters Talking sharing their journey living on Country from the river channels to the desert sandhills.  Two Sisters Talking Joyce Crombie (Anpanuwa) and Jean Barr Crombie (Aulpunda), Traditional Owners, Wangkangurru/Yarluyandi women from Birdsville.

No need to book – please just turn up.

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YARNING ON COUNTRY SESSIONS

Sat 29 June: 3-3.30pm

Mon 1 July: 1.15pm-2.15pm

Tue 2 July: 11.00am-11.30am

Wed 3 July: 11.00am–12.00pm

RED RIDGE THE LABEL
FASHION PARADE​

 From canvas to catwalk in the shadow of Big Red - Sharing culture and traditions through art Red Ridge the Label is proud to return to the Big Red Bash in 2024 and present a Fashion Show. Born from the red sandhills of central western Queensland, Australia, Red Ridge the Label shines a spotlight on central western Queensland Aboriginal artists by expressing their work in beautiful fashion.

Red Ridge the Label is no stranger to the Big Red Bash and even provided wedding outfits for one couple who tied the knot at the 2023 event! Have a read about what's behind the label: www.queensland.com/au/en/plan-your-holiday/news-and-articles/red-ridge-the-label

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FASHION PARADE

Wed 3 July: 3.20pm to 3.45pm

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Two Sisters Talking

Joyce Crombie (Anpanuwa) and Jean Barr-Crombie (Aulpunda) are known as Two Sister’s Talking, bring their culture of their country alive in their art, painting and deep love of the country from river to desert.

Aulpunda Jean Barr Crombie

Jean’s art tracks her journey through country as she weaves the old stories with colours of the land in a unique spirit of discovery. She finds beauty in the gnarled tree, and love in the sand against bare feet, a love for country that brings colour and life to her paintings.

For Aulpunda (Jean), a Wangkangurru/ Yarluyandi woman, her works are inspired by knowing who she is and where she belongs, explored in her artistic journey. Through deep listening to the spirit of the land, a spirit that beats in her blood, Jean comes to her art as learner and teacher, bearing the gifts of an ancient culture to share with family, children and grandchildren, and those not yet born. 

Anpanuwa Joyce Crombie

The gentle directness of Joyce’s art goes straight to the heart, beyond language and time.

With a tender touch, Joyce reveals a vision of country with surprising glimpses of an ancient culture. For Joyce, the land is calling her to paint, evoking colours of earth and sky and wind.

Her paintings catch the spirit of rock and tree speaking their dreamtime stories. Joyce is from Wangkangurru/ Yarluyandi country around Birdsville. An ordinary Health Worker, until one weekend in 2000, stranded at Winton in floodwater, she took up the brush and fell in love with painting the land.  

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