Eel Festival

Join us on Darug Country for a family-friendly celebration of eel season, when the Burramuttagal would gather to feast and share stories.

We’ll start with a welcome to country and a corroboree with Nulungu Dreaming. Try traditional practices such as weaving and painting your own boomerang and learn the Darug language. Drop into the yarning circle to hear Uncle Wes Marne tell Dreaming stories. Learn how First Nations peoples created weapons and tools by stopping by the wood carving demonstrations, with Uncle Greg Simms and Brad Burrows. And don’t miss wandering through the beautiful work Healing land, remembering Country by renowned Kuku Yalanji artist Tony Albert.

You can also look around the homestead and join curator Dr Jacqui Newling to discover how colonists prepared and ate eels.

View the Eel Festival program [PDF] for the event schedule and site map.

Tony Albert, Healing land, remembering Country, 2020. Installation view for Elizabeth Farm (2020).
Permanent display

Healing land, remembering Country

A powerful work by Kuku Yalanji artist Tony Albert

Visitors to the Gadigal Place exhibition, Museum of Sydney
Past exhibition

Gadigal Place

The Gadigal Place gallery honours the diverse and complex history, culture and survival of the Gadigal clan on whose land the Museum of Sydney stands