2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Black Theatre and the establishment of the Tent Embassy. In 1972 a group of dedicated Aboriginal activists came together on the streets of Redfern to create change. They created Redfern’s first self-determined Aboriginal theatre company alongside the establishment of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. It is a significant year of celebration for First Nations contemporary arts – and politics – in Australia.
On Sat 12 Nov, Carriageworks looks to the future of Blak Arts with a celebration honouring the legacies of The National Black Theatre. For one night only, everyone is invited to join us for a program spanning live music, performance, drag, visual art, and film, kicked off with a citizen’s assembly led by author and Uluru Statement from the Heart campaigner Thomas Mayor.
Plus expect some surprises as we reveal the 2023 program.
4pm till late
Free event, register now:
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Nana Miss Koori
Moogahlin Electronica Stage
Troy Russell + Tim Gray
Solid Ground Gallery
Artworks by Solid Ground Students
National Black Theatre + Solid Ground Cinema
Darlene Johnson’s The Redfern Story
Solid Ground Music Videos
Led by Aunty Karleen Green and Henrietta Baird
+ surprise performances throughout the evening
Nana Miss Koori
Sat 12 Nov, 4pm
Sat 12 Nov, 2pm
Join us for a delicious pop-up food experience, Warakirri by Indigiearth a 100% Aboriginal owned and operated cafe located in Mudgee that celebrates modern Australian Native Cuisine. Founded by Sharon Winsor (Ngemba/Weilwan), Warakirri by Indigiearth will be serving up dishes made using native ingredients including damper with native jam and wattleseed cream, kangaroo sliders, lemon myrtle squid with finger lime pearls and green ants, bush tomato, pumpkin and fetta quiche and crocodile salad.
Dry Bar: Sobah, Australia's first Aboriginal owned and led non-alcoholic craft beer
Theatre Bar: Dhuwa, Australia's first Aboriginal owned and operated coffee brand + drinks by Archie Rose, Atomic and Scotchman Hill