West Darling Arts
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The instigators of the Baaka/Darling Convoy who built their boats during the covid lockdown of 2021 (including an Egyptian falucca) are returning to check how navigable the river is, after the floods from the north. They will begin their trip in Menindee on the 1 April and be in Pooncarie on the 15 April. The trip will end in Wentworth on 29 April.
Last year they found entire sections of the lower Darling-Baaka were not able to be navigated even in their very small draft boats. Their facebook page was a hit across the country and the world, as the handmade boats evoked romance and freedom in many eyes and hearts.
This year they will be joined by a larger convoy of handemade boats. A two day music and art festival in Pooncarie is planned for Good Friday 15 and Saturday 16 April, then finishing up with another festival at Junction Park in Wentworth, overlooking the confluence of the Murray and Darling rivers from 29 April through to 1 of May, when they will announce their findings. The Wentworth Makers will be holding stalls and exhibiting some of their works.
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