kipli paywuta lumi


Let us whisk you away from the city to the bush for a twilight celebration of palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) art, architecture, language and food.

You and a small crowd will spend the evening inside a specially designed, contemporary lina (a palawa bush hut dwelling), where you’ll be treated to an elemental tasting menu by talk-of-the-town foodies from palawa kipli. The dishes will feature traditional palawa ingredients sourced from around the island—the name, kipli paywuta lumi, means ‘food to sustain us’ or ‘food across time’—and there’ll be stories, too, and a new sound work to listen to. It’s a meditative affair, you see—food, of course, but also a gathering of community and quiet reflection, and a moment of mid-festival calm.

P.S. You can also visit the site without a meal ticket; check out the installation opening hours and just turn up.

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Evening and afternoon sessions have a set menu and dietary requirements cannot be catered for. Evening and afternoon tickets include return bus trip to and from Trevallyn Nature Reserve. From there, it’s a fifteen-minute walk along a bush track to the site. If you have mobility requirements, please contact tickets@mona.net.au in advance to discuss alternative access options.


Dave mangenner Gough (Trawlwoolway)

Anna Liebzeit (Koorie)

Tim Sculthorpe (Palawa)

James Tylor (Kaurna)

Samantha Rich (Wiradjuri)


Curatorial Group:

James Tylor (Kaurna)

Zoe Rimmer (Pakana)

Emma Pike

Pippa Mott


Thank you to the many palawa cultural practitioners and community members who have contributed knowledge and advice to this project, including the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre and the palawa kani language program, the Aboriginal Elders Council of Tasmania, Patsy Cameron, Tony Brown, Greg Lehman, and Andry Sculthorpe (TAC Land and Heritage Project Officer). Thank you to the kanaplila-ripana youth dance group for finding a name for the project site, mumara luwili (wooded valley), and to Judith-Rose Thomas for her designs on the interior of the lina (palawa bush hut).

palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aboriginal people, has been used in this project with thanks to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre. palawa kani language featured in the sound piece spoken by Cooper Marshall, Ada Marshall, Eva Plank, Thomas Riley, Merinda Sainty and Theresa Sainty.

Friday 17 + Saturday 18 January, 5.308.30pm
Bus pick-up from the Festival Hub, Inveresk
$100 + booking fee
Afternoon (sold out)
Saturday 18 January, 11.30am2.30pm
Bus pick-up from the Festival Hub, Inveresk
$50 + booking fee
Under 12s $30 + booking fee
Friday 17 January, 10am5pm
Saturday 18 January, 10am12pm + 25pm
Sunday 19 January, 10am5pm
Trevallyn Recreation Reserve
Access via the car park at the corner of Duck Reach Road and Reatta Road
Saturday afternoon is an accessible session