Djaa Djuwima is a dedicated and permanent First Nations Gallery on Dja Dja Wurrung Country.
This is an exciting and important cultural step in reconciliation, to better understand, recognise and respect the living culture and creativity of our Traditional Custodians of the land. Djaa Djuwima means to ‘show, share Country’ in Dja Dja Wurrung language.
For First Nations artists, this is a safe place for creative and cultural expression, to explore identity, heritage and connection.
Djaa Djuwima is owned and managed by the City of Greater Bendigo.
Exhibitions are curated by the Arts Officer First Nations who is supported by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and Elders through the Wartaka group (‘meeting with purpose’).
The gallery is open daily 9am-5pm (closed Christmas Day).
All images taken from the inaugural exhibition, Gurangarr Dja Dja Wurrung Djayi (‘you are on/in Dja Dja Wurrung Country’) which was on display from Nov 2022 - May 2023.
Click on the play button to hear the pronunciation of Djaa Djuwima:
Hear the Greeting, Gurangarr Dja Dja Wurrung Djayi: