Banna Lane Festival is a not-for-profit public arts initiative focused on curating a series of large scale murals throughout Banna Lane in the CBD of Griffith.
In partnership with Griffith City Council and local business owners, Banna Lane Festival activated five mural sites in Banna Lane between the 8th-12th May 2019 and supported a youth program which saw four padmount transfers decorated as well.
We then hosted a free community event on the evening of Saturday 11th May 2019 to celebrate the addition of the artwork to the city’s landscape. The lane was closed for the celebration with live music; local wine, beer and food; and children’s activities making a great night out the whole family could enjoy.
We wish to acknowledge the Wiradjuri People who are the Custodians of the lands on which we live and work. We pay our respects to Elders both past and present and acknowledge the contribution and sacrifice Elders have made to better our community and future.
We would also like to extend that respect to other Nations whom have made Wiradjuri country their home.
The Wiradjuri people are the first inhabitants of this area and have been living here for thousands of years. The Wiradjuri Nation is the largest Aboriginal group in Australia, by area and population. The people of the Wiradjuri Nation are known as “people of three rivers” being the Macquarie river (Wambool), Lachlan River (Kalari) and the Murrumbidgee River (Murrumbidjeri) which border their lands. Wiradjuri people from this area have a deep connection with the Murrumbidgee River and its surrounds.
We thank the Wiradjuri community of Griffith and surrounds for their involvement and support.