Acknowledgment of Country

Gunyah is located on Gathang country, the ancestral lands of the Worimi people. We acknowledge them as the traditional custodians for this place. When artists come to the Gunyah to develop and share their own creativity, learning, skills and cultural practices; we respect the knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal Custodianship of Country. 

Dean Cross, Welcome to Worimi Country
Dean Cross, Acknowledgement of Country, 2016marker on Gunyah message board in Gathang and English. Dean is an artist of Worimi descent, he was an artist-in-residence at Gunyah in 2016 and now returns annually.

‘Gunyah’ means resting place or place of shelter in the Gathang language of the Worimi people in the North Arm Cove area, and the word also features in a number of other Indigenous languages in this region.