Yidaki: Didjeridu and the Sound of Australia

Djalu-Yidaki

03 March 2017–16 July 2017

10am - 5pm daily
South Australian Museum

Admission

Museum Members receive unlimited free VIP entry
Adult school holiday price $14 usually $17
Concession school holiday price $10 usually $12
Child (aged 5-15) FREE during the school holidays usually $5
Children under 5- FREE
Family (2 adults + 3 children) $35

The didjeridu is the iconic sound of Australia. From a stringy bark forest in Arnhem Land, to the concert halls of Europe, the sound of yidaki (didjeridu) speaks of the landscapes and cultures of Australia and its First People. Yet the instrument’s cultural foundations, contemporary meanings and unique musical qualities are poorly understood.

A collaboration between the South Australian Museum and the Yolngu people, this special exhibition explores yidaki through sound, story, moving image and rarely seen treasures from the South Australian Museum’s collection.

 

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The South Australian Museum gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Yidaki Leadership Council:

  •  Hon. Diana Laidlaw AM, for the new collection of yidaki acquired for the exhibition
  • Joan Lyons
  • McGovern and Hender Family
  • Pam and David McKee AO
  • Diana McLaurin
  • Trish and Richard Ryan AO
  • Mary and Peter Sutherland
  • Macquarie Group Foundation