Lands of the Saltwater People: an exclusive cruise of the Arafura Sea
Embark on an exclusive private small ship cruise to discover the history, art and culture of Australia’s Top End, in the company of ABC broadcaster Geraldine Doogue and esteemed Aboriginal art expert Wally Caruana, together with the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales’ Liz Gibson and local Indigenous leaders.
Experience the pristine beauty and diverse cultural traditions, with rare access to some remote and generally inaccessible areas and immerse yourself in the fascinating layers of complex, vibrant and enduring cultures that have shaped this unique part of the world.
Discover Goulburn and Elcho Islands in the turquoise waters of the Arafura Sea, and the striking art of the Yolngu people at Yirrkala in north-east Arnhem Land. Sail to the Van Diemen Gulf to visit Victoria Settlement, a ruined nineteenth-century British colony, and the Tiwi Islands’ Bathurst Island, the home of a unique and independent culture.
Visit significant historic sites that hold memory and meaning for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and meet local artists who share their traditional and contemporary art practices.
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This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.