The Lagoon Project is an intergenerational project helping to reconnect local men to cultural and traditional practices. Canoe making will be a feature of this project, alongside spear and trap making.

The team, led by Marcus Wright from Eastern Riverina Arts and Shane Herrington of National Parks and Wildlife will also work with high school students around the region teaching traditional skills.

Three initial workshops will take place in Mar-Apr 2020 centred around working and building Traditional Wiradjuri Canoes in the areas of Tumut and Brungle. Removing the bark and treating it to form a fully functioning canoe. These workshops will allow local men of the area to reconnect to their cultural and traditional practices. It’s also a time for a yarn. Free BBQ and drinks included. Transport available.


Workshop Dates

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL : 26-27 September 2020, Wagga Wagga – please contact Marcus  Ph: 0447 336363 or email him to book.


About Shane

Shane Herrington is an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger with NSW National Parks and Wildlife. He is a Wiradjuri Wolgalu man. His cultural knowledge comes from the local elders Aunty Alice Williams, Uncle Rod Mason and Uncle Vince Bulger. The cultural knowledge has been passed through the generations to him and he has been teaching cultural practices and protocols for 14 years. Shane will lead the workshops throughout the region.

About Marcus

Marcus Wright is part of our Eastern Riverina Arts team. He is a proud Wiradjuri man. Marcus is the coordinator of the Lagoon Project and is working closely with our First Nations Reference Group.You can contact Marcus directly on Ph: 0447 336363


Images by Wes Boney.