Event name: Stories of Home
Organizer: The Overwintering Project
Participants: 12-20 members of the local youth communities (aged 14-18) with migrant or Indigenous backgrounds, 200 participants of School students, teachers, and parents, 50 childrens

Summary: Between March 6 and May 23, 2021, the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery exhibited the Overwintering Project: Westernport. The exhibition focussed on Melbourne’s Western Port Bay as an internationally significant migratory shorebird habitat. The exhibition featured 20 curated artists, 13 of whom have produced new work in a variety of media inspired by the local Western Port environment. Their work appeared in conjunction with the Overwintering Project Print Portfolio, a growing collection of 300+ original prints made by artists from Australia and New Zealand in response to the unique nature of their local migratory shorebird habitat. Read more about their activities

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Event name: ‘Winaityinaityi Pangkara – The Country of the Birds’
– A short film by Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary in South Australia

Organizer: Friends of Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary (FAIBS)
Participants: FAIBS contacts, BirdsSA members, four local government Councils, Green Adelaide, and Northern and Yorke Landscape Board, local newspapers and local environment centres, and the general public.

Summary:  ‘Winaityinaityi Pangkara – The Country of the Birds’: a film contributing to the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, May 8th, 2021.

Jeffrey Newchurch and Lynette Crocker, two Northern Kaurna Elders integral to the establishment of Winaityinaityi Pangkara, the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary in South Australia, reflect on the importance of this place to their People. They are joined by ecologist Joan Gibbs from the Friends of Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary.

The Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary is one the southern-most roosting and feeding sites for thousands of migratory shorebirds that annually use the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. Read more about their activities