‘pulingina – welcome’ to Junction Arts Festival, September 2022

The Junction Arts Festival, which is held annually in September in Launceston on Kanamaluka/River Tamar, featured some wonderful palawa kani signage this year.

The festival was opened with a Welcome to Country in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines and talented kanaplila (dance) performance.    

Jarrod Hughes, Nathan Pitchford, Daisy Allan and CJ Everett at the Junction Arts Festival, 2022

Look at this large four-metre ‘pulingina’ (welcome) pop-up sign at the entrance!

There were also signs for Festival Hub locations such as lukana (drink), kipli (food), krakani (rest) and kanaplila (dance).