Musician & Community/ Environmental/ Social/ Justice/ Youth Worker
With a diverse background in cultural arts/ environmental/ social/ justice/ youth work and Indigenous Medicines Therapy, Ruth Langford divides her time into projects that reflect her passion for uniting ancient traditions and contemporary innovations for optimistic action and healing for her people.
As a Song woman and Story Teller, Ruth draws upon the cultural knowledge of her Yorta Yorta mother and the Tasmanian Aboriginal community where she was born and continues to live.
Combining over twenty years traveling the world sitting with Indigenous Elders, Senior Knowledge Keepers and World Wisdom Teachers with conscious research, Ruth Langford’s vision is to connect people to the ancient wisdom of Indigenous teachings in a contemporary and relevant context through the expression of cultural arts, ceremony and ritual.
Establishing Nayri Niara, a Centre for the Arts of Healing, Ruth has gained a reputation as a capable facilitator and coordinator of effective capacity building programs, which have as their guiding principles, Connection to Country, Culture and to the Sacred.
Selected Current/Recent Engagements:
- Creative Director: Nayri Niara good spirit Festival
- Creative Producer: walantanalinany palingina (We’re Here)
- Producer/Story Teller: SandCircle Session, MOFO 2018
- Exhibition: Design Tasmania 2018
- Leam Leader: Australian Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2017
Masters of Indigenous Health, School of Medicine, Wollongong University, AUST. Facilitator, Transpersonal Psychology, Groff International Transpersonal Training, USA.