The Yijala Yala Project is one of several projects funded by Woodside-operated Pluto LNG through a Conservation Agreement with the Commonwealth government that highlight, present, transmit, manage, conserve and research the incredible cultural heritage values of the Burrup Peninsula (Murujuga) and the Dampier Archipelago. Working alongside and guided by the traditional custodians, the Yijala Yala Project works out of Roebourne, WA and uses arts and digital media skill-building to engage young people and create desire to engage in cultural heritage maintenance and transmission, while assisting the community to interpret living cultural heritage in contemporary, innovative and creative ways. Artforms presented include theatre, music, film and interactive storybooks. It’s flagship performance piece Hipbone Sticking Out is currently touring to Roebourne, Perth and the Melbourne Festival, and The Murru Concert will open the Melbourne Festival on 10 October.

Book tickets for the Perth season HERE

Ampitheatre set up
September 13, 2014

Hipbone’s Homecoming

After months of preparation we are nearly ready to share some incredible performance work with the very community that has made it possible. Tomorrow we present Hipbone Sticking Out and the MURRU Concert in a unique presentation especially for Roebourne, celebrating the cultural vibrancy of the place and its people. The show is happening Sunday 14 September, […]

August 29, 2014

Hipbone Sticking Out – On Tour

Hipbone Sticking Out is the culmination of over three years of creative collaboration between the community of Roebourne and the Yijala Yala Project. Hipbone premiered in Canberra in 2013, and now we are bringing this powerhouse production to Perth, Melbourne and Roebourne for its hometown debut. Humming with Pilbara energy and at turns funny, wicked, beautiful, and […]

April 15, 2014

What We’re Up To This April

April brings an influx of visitors to Roebourne for further creative development of our stage production Hipbone Sticking Out. There are a lot of exciting things coming up for Hipbone and Yijala Yala Project over the coming months, so now is time to knuckle down! Associate Producer Laura Harris runs us through what’s been happening: “The […]

April 8, 2014

The Echidna and the Dress

It’s here! Our latest digital storybook The Echidna and the Dress is up on the iTunes store, ready for you to download and enjoy. The Echidna and the Dress is a collaboration between Troy Eaton, his family and artist Stu Campbell as a part of the Yijala Yala Project. Troy is fond of sitting around the […]

NEOMAD Porkchop Plots
March 25, 2014


It’s nearly upon us! This weekend Satellite Sisters Layla and Ali along with Love Punks Garuwarra and Born Ready and Stu ‘SUTU’ Campbell are touching down at Oz Comic Con Perth. We are SO EXCITED about this opportunity to take NEOMAD to one of the most significant gatherings of comic lovers and makers in the country, […]