In a year where many Indigenous businesses have been severely impacted by COVID, Broadway Sydney is using its space to connect Indigenous designers from across the country with Sydneysiders during NAIDOC Week.
“Broadway Sydney is in an incredibly unique position to provide established and emerging Indigenous artists and designers the opportunity to bring their work into the community through a physical bricks and mortar store, allowing predominantly online boutiques the opportunity to showcase their designs and test the waters in a new market,” said Broadway Centre Manager Justine Saltmarsh. “We wanted to ensure that our participation reflected true support. As a retail centre, we wanted to do more than just exhibit and showcase, we wanted to connect them to our community of consumers through two pop-up concepts and an interactive weaving workshop.”
Until Nov 15 Broadway willplay host to 20 different Indigenous designers in the Indigenous Collective Pop-up Store on the third floor of the centre, right alongside Apple, Mecca and T2. Here shoppers will be able to pick up Indigenous art, ceramics, clothing, jewellery etc from artists from all around Australia.
Sydneysiders will also be able to partake in a series of FREE weaving workshops hosted by Wiradjuri artist Peta-Joy Williams on November 15. This could prove to be the perfect way to create a special, heartfelt Christmas gift in the lead up to the festive season.
Finally shoppers will be immersed in Indigenous culture throughout NAIDOC week with the installation of Indigenous artworks throughout the centre.
Register for the Weaving Workshops at www.broadwaysydney.com.au