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Entrance to the Cutaway

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24 hours

Map, showing Wellama

Discover a contemporary re-imagining of Welcome to Country.

Wellama means ‘to come back’ in the Sydney language. At the entrance to the Cutaway in Barangaroo Reserve you’ll find a 10 minute looping audio visual artwork by Alison Page and Nik Lachajczak.

Wellama is a celebration of ritual, ceremony and story practised on Country since time immemorial. It welcomes visitors to Gadigal Country and pays respect to the Traditional Custodians of this land.

Wellama explores the practice of traditional knowledge, including the preparation of medicines, management of land with fire and maintenance of seasonal calendars. The work dives in and out of the past and the present to emphasise that 65,000 years ago exists right now and the spirituality is not lost.