Marrickville’s Indigenous artists will be showcased during Marrickville Council’s Open Marrickville festival next week in the lead-up to NAIDOC week.
Marrickville’s historic Red Rattler Theatre will play host to a Klub Koori event next Friday, featuring local Indigenous artists such as Krista Pav, Marcus Corowa, Michael Charlton and Green Hand Band.
Artist Development Manager at Gadigal Information Service, Darrell Sibosado said Open Marrickville was a great opportunity to showcase local Indigenous performance culture.
“Klub Koori does an annual program of live music and events across Sydney, and Marrickville Council invited us to do something there,” said Mr Sibosado.
Gadigal Information Service delivers government funded development programs on a statewide or national basis, working closely with local councils.
Mr Sibosado explained that local support such as the Klub Koori event effectively showcased the wares of Indigenous musicians.
“It’s councils like Marrickville and Leichhardt, that’s where [support] starts. That’s what their constituents are made up of, there are so many different groups, particularly Marrickville – it’s so multicultural.”
“Arts support in Australia is very lacking. When you dig further down, there’s even less support for Indigenous arts.”
Headlining act Krista Pav is looking forward to showcasing her wares on stage.
“This is my first Klub Koori event, and I’m very excited to be a part of it – I’ve always participated as a person in the audience, and I’m looking forward to getting up there.”