Immersive Planetarium Screening

The Girraween Lagoon Story | A Place of Flowers

Screening at the Museum and Art Gallary of the Northern Territory

Girraween Lagoon, 35 kilometres southeast of Darwin, is known as the ‘place of flowers’. It’s a unique site: a waterbody where the seven seasons  observed by the Larrakia people manifest clearly on the surface of the lagoon and surrounds, and where evidence of past environments is preserved deep below the water’s surface.

In this immersive media experience, presented in a portable planetarium-style dome, Larrakia Elder Lorraine Williams leads viewers through the Gulumoerrgin seasonal calendar year and 140,000 years of regional environmental history uncovered through recent scientific research.
This world premiere screens Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September only at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT).

MAGNT open 10:00am – 4:00pm daily. Free and non-ticketed. Duration: 7 minutes
The Earth Above: A Deep Time View of Australia’s Epic History is produced by the Deakin Motion Lab for the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH). The Girraween Lagoon story is created in collaboration with the Larrakia and Wulna communities.

Director: Ruwe Collective

Writers: Lorraine Williams and Martin Potter

Indigenous consultants and voices: Lorraine Williams, Annie Risk, Donna Jackson and  Stephanie Williams

Research and fact-checking: Michael Bird, Michael Brand and Cassandra Rowe (CABAH)

Animators: Scott Jackson, Nick McKinnon and Angus Thomson

Editor: Jagnoor Jaswal

Designer: Maria Bates

Sound Design: J. David Franzke

Composer: Simon Walbrook

Sand Artwork: Lowell Hunter

Special thanks: Cian McCue and Moogie Down Productions