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First Nations Culture At The Australian Museum

This January, the Australian Museum is offering Sydneysiders the opportunity to reflect and connect with First Nations cultures through a series of special events, alongside the award-winning First Nations led exhibition, Unsettled.  Throughout January visitors to the museum will be able to take in free First Nations film screenings on January 26, guided tours of […]

Carriageworks unveils installation by Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens

Carriageworks, one of Australia’s largest multi-arts precincts, has unveiled a new large-scale wall assemblage titled Return To Sender by acclaimed Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens. Installed in the Carriageworks public space and presented free to the public until January 30, the installation reworks found postcards picturing First Nations people from the turn of last century with contemporary representations of First Nations […]

Francés Belle Parker: NAIDOC week’s exhibition in Royal Botanic Gardens postponed 

By Sasha Foot Showcasing Indigenous artworks has always been an integral part of NAIDOC week as a way of celebrating Aboriginal culture through artists’ practice.  As many of NAIDOC week’s art events are postponed, City Hub spoke to Indigenous artist Frances Belle Parker about having her exhibition rescheduled due to the COVID lockdown.  “I was […]

Broadway Celebrates NAIDOC Week

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 […]

Revamped Australian Museum to reopen next month

By ALLISON HORE After months of extensive renovations the Australian Museum in Sydney will reopen to the public next month. The 15-month building transformation cost $57.5m and is the most extensive renovation to the historic natural history museum in decades. The renovation saw 3,000 square meters of back of house areas transformed into new public […]

Public backs Aboriginal art for Bennelong Point

By ALLISON HORE Just under 20,000 people have signed a petition in support of a proposed artwork telling the story of Bennelong and Pemulwuy.  A number of large human and animal figures in the style of traditional Indigenous line drawings would be cut into the sandstone wall next to the Opera House at Bennelong point […]

REVIEW: Black Cockatoo

Geoffrey Atherden has a great ear for dialogue and an ability to tell a story that extends beyond the written page. Black Cockatoo recounts the little known history of an Aboriginal Australian cricket team, put together by a wily white manager, Charles Lawrence (Colin Smith), who took them on tour through England in the 1860s. […]