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The Karijini Experience
The Karijini Experience is a celebration of culture and connection in the magnificent Karijini
National Park. 16th - 21st of April 2019
This event offers a great platform for all people to come together in a celebration of Aboriginal achievement. Many Aboriginal people and language groups are represented from diverse backgrounds from all corners of Australia and we believe it will gain a reputation as being a celebration of reconciliation: a fusion of many cultures sharing in the beauty of our culture and country
The Karijini Experience was established in 2013 with the inaugural Karijini Dinner Experience hosted by the Pilbara Inland Chamber of Commerce (PICCI). In the following three years it grew from a culinary event under the stars attended by 75 people to a thriving annually recurring multi-arts event with a focus on celebrating local Indigenous culture.
In 2018, it attracted 1640 visitors, featured 180 artists, headlined 52 individual events, representing 13 Aboriginal language groups and was supported by 41 partners and sponsors. It is now delivering on its aims of promoting the region’s outstanding cultural and environmental values and building the capacity that will allow it to capitalise on its tourism potential. In 2015, the event was moved from PICCI to Nintirri Centre Inc. The aim was to ensure the long-term sustainability of an event that had outgrown the capacity of PICCI’s voluntary committee to deliver, and the move has already paid dividends.
What sets the Karijini Experience apart from other regional events and festivals is its unique setting and a strong sense of place, combined with a growing recognition for the authenticity of its Indigenous cultural content and sense of community. In doing this, the event delivers a number of social, cultural and economic impacts that enhance and promote the Inland Pilbara including the following:
The Karijini Experience is certainly one to remember, be sure to keep the April school holidays free
in 2019 so you too can join the celebration. Be sure to join our mailing list for early ticket sales.
For tickets and more information visit www.karijiniexperience.com