ngayapi  niyakara (born to dream) 

Image of Artist Luana and her daughter Jamaya by Jillian Mundy, title page by Blackspace Creative

ngayapi      niyakara (born to dream) is a partnership between the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) and Constance ARI that provides a paid opportunity for an emerging Aboriginal artist based in lutruwita (Tasmania) to present a new temporary artwork in an outdoor public space of their choice in lutruwita. 

2020 Project: Muwinina Country by Luana Towney

“For ngayapi niyakara, I have written a travelling book about the First Nations people of nipaluna (Hobart).
The story is a child friendly history lesson about first contact in nipaluna in both Palawa kani and English”  - Luana Towney

Muwinina Country is a travelling book that takes people on a journey along the South Hobart Rivulet Track during NAIDOC Week 2020, that will stay in place until January 2021. Luana Towney has created this new temporary public art project in collaboration with her daughter Jamaya Summers who has done the illustrations for the story.

The panels have now been turned into a book, designed by Caleb Nicholls-Mansell.

Purchase the book here for $25:

All proceeds from the sale of this book will be split evenly between the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre’s Language Program and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

Listen to the audio book below:

ngayapi     niyakara; born to dream    

(ngye yah pee)           (nee yah kah rah)

In Palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines

CONSTANCE acknowledges and respects the Palawa people as the traditional and ongoing owners and custodians of lutruwita. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

CONSTANCE ARI program is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts..