yapang story

Dhumaan ngayin ngarrakalu kirraanan barayidin

We remember and respect the Ancestors who cared for and nurtured this Country.

Ngarrakalumba yuludaka bibayilin barayida baaduka

It is in their footsteps that we travel these lands and waters.

Lake Macquarie City Council dhumaan Awabakala ngarrakal yalawaa, yalawan, yalawanan

Lake Macquarie City Council acknowledges the Awabakal people and Elders past, present and future.

The word yapang (pronounced yar pung) means journey/pathway in Awabakal and is the name given to a new dedicated Aboriginal program within the Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie, yapang (MAC). The initiative is a natural progression of the 19-year relationship between the art museum and Aboriginal Reference Group.

yapang is also the cultural name given to the venue. You can listen to the cultural name of the venue in the player below.

Through yapang, you will always be able to view contemporary Aboriginal art and participate in related programming throughout the year.

Wording by the Aboriginal Reference Group and translated by Miromaa Aboriginal Language and Technology Centre.

The Museum of Art and Culture, Lake Macquarie yapang is a member of the Indigenous Art Code.

View the MAC yapang Consultation, Governance and Programming Framework(PDF, 16MB) .

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