11-21 AUGUST 2022 View all events

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Presented by BLEACH*

Presented by BLEACH*

As the winter sun sets in the western sky on the final night of the Festival, follow the call of Maori Sonic Weaver, sound healer and vocalist, Whaia, for a powerful ceremonial walk at North Burleigh.

Hear the spine-tingling frequencies of Whaia’s song soar above the earthing rhythm of the ocean, as the waves break on the shore. Let’s come together at dusk for this special, family-friendly event – part ritual and part promenade performance – honouring the magnificent coastline we call home and observing the close of BLEACH* 2022.



When Whaia lays down a bed of her vocal signatory sonics, you surely feel as if you've stepped into another dimension and taken off into other worlds.

Born in Hawkes Bay a Ngati Kahungunu woman, she was raised in the outback desert on Yindjibarndi country in the Pilbara, far North Western Australia. The dreamtime beauty of the land and her Aboriginal grandmother shaping her story from the age of 6.

Walking with an array of Taonga Puoro/Traditional First Nations Instruments and Crystal Singing Bowls, she calls forth her own unique cradle of embedded healing phonics. Blending the formless into the physical, Whaia's haunting vocals activate an ancient primordial voice that will no doubt rumble your inner jungle, soothe your bones and shake loose that which can serve to our awakening process.

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  • Primarily Audio based content

This work may require the audience to travel to multiple locations around the event site. Audience members may have to traverse across surfaces such as sand, grass, concrete and bitumen.

The work will primarily include auditory elements, including music and sound.

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Photo CreditChanel Baran
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North Burleigh Beach at the North Burleigh Hub

Ed Hardy Park, The EsplanadeNorth Burleigh QLD 4220

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Sunday 21 Aug5:30 pm
All times are QLD AEST
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  • Food & beverage available on site
  • Transport options available
  • Suitable for all ages
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  • Free / Register
  • Family
  • Music

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Yugambeh Language Region and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of the Gold Coast. We recognise their continuing connection and contributions to country and culture. We pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.