The Keela Dreaming Festival was an annual celebration in the name of the ant – an enduring symbol of the Noongar people of the South West.
Keela Dreaming was held annually from 2009 and 2011 and grew into a fantastic showcase of Noongar culture, music and traditional dance in the Eastern Wheatbelt.
In 2011 the Keela Dreaming Festival had over 3000 people attend, and involved hip hop and traditional dance performances, lanterns and a giant six metre long illuminated ant sculpture all created by the community with the guidance of CAN’s community artists.
The Voices of the Wheatbelt: Wheat Beats project participants also had their debut on the Keela Dreaming stage, with young people performing hip-hop songs that captured the experiences of growing up in the Wheatbelt.
Prior to the 2011 event CAN ran a series of workshops in Kellerberrin and Quairading entitled ExtravagANTza, which explored traditional and hip hop choreography.
Keela Dreaming was supported by the Kellerberrin Aboriginal Progress Association (KAPA) and the Shire of Kellerberrin.