Walangari’s participation in conferences, cultural education activities, along with the Diramu Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo performances, have received the following praise and commendations from past clients.

“Just want to say a huge thank you to you for organising and presenting such a fantastic workshop. We’ve had some great feedback including the below which I thought I’d share with you. I participated and whole heartedly agree with the comments. We look forward to working with you in the future.”
Just took part in the First Nations’ Interactive Art Workshop. I wanted pay compliments to the facilitator Walangari Karntawarra and express how great the whole concept was. To make something like this come to life virtually through Zoom is incredible. It was engaging, high quality and the workshop stunned me as it was effortless!
Maria Johnsen
Project Marketing Manager

“We have had very good feedback from participants of the Traditional Aboriginal Weaving Workshop that was led by Charleen yesterday. Charlene shared much more than just the art of weaving. We feel privileged to have her share stories about her family history and culture with us and appreciated it very much. How she can weave and explain things so articulately at the same time amazed quite a few people. Also the introduction and didgeridoo playing by Walangari was an additional bonus that we were not expecting. Diramu are always professional, consistent and deliver what they promise. Also you are wonderful to deal with.”
Ranmalee de Silva
ANZ Regulatory & Compliance Manager
3M Australia

“On behalf of Lifestyle Solutions I would like to send a heartfelt thank you. The workshop was incredible – informative, entertaining and all together amazing. Thank you for sharing your wonderful culture with us.”
Ashley Woolnough
Executive Assistant to the CEO

“What a fabulous performance, the audience was moved. Walangari, Charlie and Gene did an amazing performance, it was perfect. It was a pleasure working with you all and I look forwards to doing it all again soon.”
Kate Carulli
External Communications & Community Manager
Coates Hire

“Thank you so much for today!!! Our participants with disabilities had an AMAZING time! The mix of activities was perfect as many of us have a short attention span, so the format was perfect and very well planned.”
Kelly Davenport
Head of Marketing, Fundraising and Communications
Windgap Foundation

“Thank you for the wonderful presentation you gave to MDBA this afternoon. The staff enjoyed it immensely. It was inspiring and educational. We feel honoured and appreciative to have learned something worthwhile about your great culture.”
Linda Robinson
Murray-Darling Basin Authority

“What can I say? Diramu Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo were absolutely fantastic!!!!! The teachers were very impressed with the amazing standard of their performance and the beautiful way they interacted with the children. The children could talk about nothing else for the rest of the day. They are truly delightful! Thank you so much for sending them to us. It has been an uplifting and enriching day for all.
Looking forward to more great NAIDOC days.”
Glenys Robinson
on behalf of the VRPS NAIDOC Day Committee

“We loved the performances today. It was fantastic. Our parents, director, students and staff had very positive feedback.”
Bahia Malas
Relieving Head Teacher English | Aboriginal Contact Person
Professional Experience Coordinator
Blakehurst High School

“It was a real honour having Walangari be a part of our Conference.”
Hannah Peacock
PA to Chief Executive Officer – Jacqui Rees
CREATE Foundation, 8 August 2017

“The group’s performance was wonderful. They engaged so well with the audience, and got some of them to get up and dance with them. Excellent group of dancers.”
Sharon Thorpe
Aboriginal Project Officer
Charles Perkins Centre
University of Sydney

“The evening was fantastic and your performers were top notch. They were very engaging and our guests thoroughly enjoyed the performance.”
Lauren Emery
PwC | Events Consultant

“Just wanted to say that Walangari and the other performers were amazing yesterday. The client LOVED them as I’m sure everyone in attendance did.”
Kayte Joass
Event & Entertainment Producer
Apples & Pears Entertainment

“The girls had a fantastic time today creating the sand-painting. Our thanks for making such a memorable experience for them.”
Kate Watson
Head of Visual Arts
Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College

“Thanks for giving us great experiences yesterday.
Students from Japan and I and friends were so impressed your lecture, performance and workshop.
We never forget. I have never had those deep aboriginal experience before.
Even I had lived Sydney more than 10 years. Personally I was so inspired something in my mind. I could not explain in word. Happy, Bond, Nostalgic, more, more…
Maybe only artist can explain those feeling. Will let people know your activity. Wishing we will see again someday.”

“On behalf of the Dean, Kathy Refshauge and the Associate Dean, Indigenous Strategy & Services, Michelle Lincoln, and our staff and students, I wanted to extend our deepest thanks to the performers of the Diramu Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo group.  They we’re wonderful! Their performance was moving and informative, and really helped our staff and students to gain a better appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through song, dance and games.”
Stella Vasiliadis | Executive Officer
Office of the Dean | Faculty of Health Sciences
The University of Sydney

“Yagoona PS school students loved their performance!!”
Miss Kayla Richardson
Teacher | Primary K-6
Yagoona Public School

“I did so enjoy Walangari’s presence at the Congress. His is a powerful presence in every sense and it was perfect to launch the event, which as you would know, deeply affected many people, leaving a memorable imprint. His presentation too was inspiring.”
Babette Hayes
Babette Hayes Design

“Thank you for organising a fantastic performance.”
Thomas Greenhalgh
Manager, Policy Development
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

“Walangari Karntawarra and Diramu Aboriginal Dance and Didgeridoo were really fantastic. Our Chinese guests and all of us at AGSM really enjoyed the performance.”
Kat Henaway
EA to Executive Director
AGSM Executive Education
AGSM @ UNSW Business School
UNSW Australia

“Please could you pass on some lovely feedback we received after the programs Walangari led for us yesterday (below, and as attached). This is in addition to loads of fabulous verbal feedback I received across the day. It was a long program for him so we appreciate his consistent energy and enthusiasm for all the kids!”
Jenny Edyejones
Wildflower Garden
Ku-ring-gai Council

“Your contributions were certainly a highlight of the Congress for me and for many others I have spoken to.”
Paul Green-Armytage PhD
Adjunct Research Fellow
School of Design & Art
Curtin University of Technology

“The feedback received was excellent all staff enjoyed the performance and interaction and gaining an understanding of aboriginal culture history and what it means.”
David Grech
Lead Delivery Manager
Leightonfield Delivery
Australia Post

“It was outstanding!!!! The kids absolutely loved it and we picked up so much new information. Walangari was awesome! He is a brilliant storyteller! We were having a bit of a parents afternoon when you Skyped and a few of the parents just stayed and watched too. You do not need to be ringing Fr Hamesh and apologising either. We seriously appreciate you giving up your precious time. You should’ve heard the kids after the didge performance!!!
Thank you so much.”
Marcus and Room 3

“Your welcome, the sand painting and presentation were all fantastic and were very much special highlights of the Congress. Our delegates were very moved by the opening ceremony and have returned to their homes with great memories of the ceremony and the sand painting. I have received many emails expressing delegates’ thanks, appreciation and compliments for your contributions.”
Nick Harkness, CEO
NHLP Colour

“Thank you both so much for coming over to Narrabeen for our Sorry Day event at Narrabeen yesterday. Your performance was really appreciated by all our audience, both adults and young people. Your interaction with the audience too was really special, describing what your painting up depicted and talking about the plants in this area made it even more interesting to us all. We have had really good feedback already from many people present too. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.”
Carol Ritchie, on behalf of
Aboriginal Support Group
Manly Warringah Pittwater

“Just a great, big thank you for the NAIDOC Week activity. I could see that not only the kids had fun, but the parents as well. We all had fun and enjoyed ourselves with song and dance, while at the same time bringing awareness and knowledge to many.”
Anne Pavlek & Hiba Kanj
Children’s & Youth Services Librarians
Parramatta City Library

“I am contacting you to thank you for your wonderful performance at our recent Australian Citizenship Day launch citizenship ceremony at the Sydney Opera House. The feedback we have received from our newest Australian citizens and our international conference delegates, who were also present at the ceremony, has been very impressive.”
Kaji Vivekananthan
Citizenship Ceremonies & Community Engagement