Tag: indigenous

  • Born Into Existence

    Born Into Existence

    I went to an exhibition opening tonight at Sydney’s Boomalli Gallery, featuring female artists called “Born Into Existence”.

    Marlene Cummins (who paid a beautiful Sorry Business tribute to her mother who died this morning); the always amazing Bronwyn Bancroft, Euphemia Bostock (who performed an amazing acknowledgement of country), and Dame Marie Bashir (who spoke beautifully about the importance of Aboriginal culture) were all there – what an awesome combination – and on top of that there were beautiful, thoughtful, powerful, touching artworks.… Read the rest

  • Celebrations at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

    Celebrations at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

    “The reason we started Boomalli was no Sydney gallery would exhibit the work of urban Aboriginal artists”, Aunty Euphemia Bostock told us, as she reflected on the passing of time, at last night’s celebration of thirty years of the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative.… Read the rest

  • Archie Roach, Jack Charles, Namila Benson at Sydney Opera House

    Archie Roach, Jack Charles, Namila Benson at Sydney Opera House

    What a terrific night. Great conversation, wonderful stories, beautiful music. Moving. Here’s some photographs.… Read the rest

  • Destination Arnold

    Destination Arnold

    Have just been to see a preview of Destination Arnold, a soon to be shown on ABC-TV documentary, produced by my friend, Michaela Perske. I never thought I’d be interested in the world of female bodybuilding, but it was absolutely brilliant.… Read the rest

  • Klub Koori – Bart Willoughby and Friends

    Klub Koori – Bart Willoughby and Friends

    Over dinner last night with Kristen and Damien, it was revealed we were all due to go Carriageworks to see Klub Koori present “Bart Willoughby & Friends”. Having not seen each other for a few months, it was a real surprise to realise we would end up seeing each other two nights in a row.… Read the rest

  • Sydney and Central Australia

    Sydney and Central Australia

    There are two really wonderful exhibitions currently on display: one featuring art from Central Australia, the other focusing on homelessness in Sydney. Although I quite enjoyed the one about homelessness, it was a new art exhibition which really excited me the most.… Read the rest

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