Design proposals for Giiyong Festival, Jigamy, NSW

Dr Scott Heyes and his senior landscape architecture students from the University of Canberra travelled to Jigamy, NSW from 6-8 Sept, 2017, to contribute ideas towards the design of the 2018 Giiyong Festival. The design studio exercise requires students to work alongside the South East Arts NSW, Twofold Aboriginal Corporation, and the Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council to develop design proposals for the Festival. The team camped at Jigamy for two nights to gain a better understanding of the Festival site, including meeting stakeholders. Students presented some of their preliminary mapping exercises to the Twofold Aboriginal Corporation Board on the visit. The maps are designed to help students understand the Indigenous values and understandings of Jigamy and the region. Thank you to the locals at Jigamy for making us feel so welcome on our stay!