A History of Aboriginal Political Thought 2017

A History of Aboriginal Political Thought is a five week course taught by Paula Jane Byrne at WEA Sydney. The course concentrates on Aboriginal political perspectives since 1788. It deals with Aboriginal readings of the state and its role in people’s lives which at times Read More

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Talking Deadly: Firesticks

‘Fire’ is known by many terms in many languages. Firesticks uses the term ‘cultural fire’ to describe the myriad ways fire occurs in cultural practice and belief. Cultural fire has spirit and authority and must be respected. The cultural values Read More

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Songs of the Black Arm Band

For a decade, Black Arm Band has been sharing the music, songs and stories at the centre of Indigenous life, touching hearts and minds across the country and abroad. A collective of contemporary Aboriginal music pioneers and emerging greats who Read More

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Songs of Home

For both Anmatyerr women from central Australia and Kam (in Chinese, Dong 侗) women from south-western China, singing is associated with feelings and thoughts about home. The Sydney Conservatorium of Music presents Songs of Home: Anmatyerr and Kam singing traditions, a Read More

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Not An Animal Or A Plant

In this solo exhibition at the NAS Gallery, conceptual artist Vernon Ah Kee presents a thought-provoking portrait of black and white political issues, attitudes and ideologies. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum in Australia, which amended the Read More

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Home / On Country

Home / On Country is  an exhibition of works by Sydney-based photographer Sarah Rhodes featuring Indigenous Elders wearing their language group’s possum skin cloak. The images celebrate the role of the possum skin cloak in strengthening cultural identity, connection to Read More

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Call for Nominations - Pauline McLeod Award 2017

The Pauline McLeod Awards celebrate and give recognition to community members who are “silent achievers” who work diligently in promoting Reconciliation through selfless acts. Nominations can be made in the Youth Award category (12 – 24), or the Open category. Read More

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Yellamundie Playwriting Festival 2017

A chance for audiences to catch new and distinctive voices in Australian theatre, Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival is the biennial showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and international First Nations playwriting. Presented by Moogahlin Performing Arts and Read More

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Yabun 2017

Yabun Festival is the largest one day celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia, held annually on 26th of January upon the traditional lands of the Gadigal people in Sydney. Established in 2001, Yabun (meaning ‘music to Read More

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1967: Music in the key of Yes

In May 1967, as civil rights movements worldwide were at their peak, the referendum to remove passages in the Australian constitution which discriminated against Aboriginal people passed with a ‘Yes’ vote of over 90%. As we near the 50th anniversary Read More

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