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Federal crackdown on fake Indigenous art to protect generations of tradition

By CHRISTINE LAI First Nations arts and crafts range from bark paintings, hand-carved marks, sculptures, sand paintings and ceremonial clothing, which follow a long line of tradition that is culturally symbolic to Indigenous peoples. The industry has seen a boom of spending, with total sales of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts and crafts […]

NAIDOC WEEK REVIEW: Bangarra’s Sandsong – Stories from the Great Sandy Desert

With so many shows at the moment employing every new high-tech digital toy possible in their productions, it’s not only refreshing to see a more organic approach to performance, but it proves how superfluous most of those flashy elements can be. Bangarra’s Sandsong - Stories from the Great Sandy Desert delivers a stunning narrative dance […]

REVIEW: Indigenous theatre production ‘City Of Gold’ by Sydney Theatre Company

Presented by the Black Swan Theatre Company of Western Australia and Sydney Theatre Company as part of the 2022 Perth Festival, City Of Gold is written by Meyne Wyatt, a Wongutha-Yamatji man. It is an intensely told story of a young Indigenous man called Breythe Black, played by Meyne Wyatt, who is trying to navigate the […]

‘The Sea Of Hands’ By Frances Belle Parker – A Symbol Of Resilience

BY RENEE DALLOW The National Organisation For Aboriganal And Torres Strait Islander Reconciliation And Rights (ANTaR) is all about bringing people together and sharing cultural arts with the community through community involvement. For many years now ANTaR has organised an event called The Sea Of Hands which has previously been presented at Parliament House Canberra and […]

Sandy Greenwood speaks candidly about the challenges she has faced as an Indigenous actor

BY JARROD WOLFHUNTER Sandy Greenwood is a proud and passionate First Nations actor, writer, and producer who is starring in the hotly anticipated At What Cost? – a production by award-winning Indigenous writer, Nathan Maynard and, skilful Indigenous director Isaac Drandic. At What Cost? focuses on the current explosion of the Indigenous population in the Palawa Community of […]

Archie Roach Announces Next Tour Will Be His Last

Beloved national music icon, Archie Roach has today shared his rescheduled NSW tour dates and due to his declining health has advised it will be his last road tour of NSW. “This is the fourth reschedule of this tour over the past year or so. My health is my biggest challenge and coming to NSW in […]

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 […]