Partners: Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, Melbourne Community Indigenous Film Collective, Yarnin Pictures, RMIT University, The University of Melbourne
Project Date: 2009 – Ongoing
About the Project:
Yalinguth (“yesterday” in Woi Wurrung) will be an Augmented Reality experience, connecting audiences with places and stories told by Aboriginal Elders, activists, and community. Yalinguth is expressed entirely through sound, accessible via a location specific mobile App. The experience will connect students, tourists, and the local community with important firsthand historical accounts, increasing people’s knowledge of the Aboriginal history of Victoria, with the aim of contributing to truth telling, healing and reconciliation.
Throughout 2019, we partnered with Charcoal Lane and worked with young people and Elders to document a collection of stories about Gertrude St in Fitzroy which will be the first location in the App. Stories will continue to be added, and further locations will also be added over time.
Project development has been funded through philanthropic foundations and in 2020 received additional funding from the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria’s Creative Activation Fund, announced in The Age in June.
The project will launch in 2021, and is currently running an art competition, seeking submissions from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to select an artwork that will visually represent the Yalinguth App. Submissions are due 11th September 2020. More details on Facebook