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Barangaroo Reserve - Women Of Craft: Naidoc, 10am - 5pm, Free, Age: Up to 12 years

Barangaroo Reserve - Women Of Craft: Naidoc, 10am - 5pm, Free, Age: Up to 12 years

For thousands of years the Barangaroo foreshore has been a gathering place for Aboriginal clans including the Traditional Custodians, the Gadigal. Women of Craft continues this tradition with a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their distinctive role in knowledge sharing, teaching and community life.

The day-long event offers a variety of workshops based around three key themes: craft and knowledge sharing which includes fibre weaving and shell jewellery-making techniques; food demonstrations of delicious home-style dishes you can recreate at home; as well as a dedicated interactive space for kids to experience storytelling, cooking and try their hand at craft activities.

Bibi Barba design
This event features bespoke venue design, furniture and a communal fire pit which has been designed in collaboration with Aboriginal artist Bibi Barba. Born in South West Queensland and raised in Sydney, Bibi’s practice is inspired by her Grandmother’s storytelling and her love of the land.

TIMETABLE AT A GLANCE

10am – Welcome to Country and performance
10am to 2pm – Bargo Dingo Sanctuary
10:30am to 4.30pm – Art & weaving workshops (45 min sessions, last session 3.45pm)
10:30am to 4.45pm – Food demonstrations (45 min sessions, last session 4pm)
10:30am to 4.15pm – Kids’ workshops (45 min sessions, last session 3.30pm)
11am, 2pm and 4pm – Aboriginal Cultural Tours (45 min sessions)
12.30pm and 1:30pm – Movement workshops (45 min sessions)
4.45pm – Closing performance
All day – Food Trucks, Fire Pit

DISCOVER THE PROGRAM

All workshops and activities are free. Drop-in on the day and reserve a place in your preferred session at the information desk.

WELCOME

Welcome to Country
Performance from Buuja Buuja Butterfly Dance Group
10am – 10.15am

BARGO DINGO SANCTUARY

Meet the fascinating wild creatures who were once the protectors of community from 10am to 2pm.

ABORIGINAL CULTURAL TOURS

45 minute tour led by Barangaroo’s Aboriginal Visitor Services Guides
Tours at 11am, 2pm and 4pm

BUUJA BUUJA BUTTERFLY DANCE GROUP

Movement workshops
Workshops at 12.30pm and 1:30pm

KIDS SPACE

There are plenty of hands-on activities to engage mini makers with 45 minute workshops available for kids up to 12 years.

Sylvia Nakachi
Erub (Darnley) Island, Torres Strait QLD
Damper making and ‘Emeret Tonar’ (banana leaf weaving).
Workshops at 10:30am, 11.30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 3pm

Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre
Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbal, Derby WA
Make shadow puppets and hear a story from the songlines of the West Kimberley with Mowanjum artists Leah and Cecilia Umbagai, and puppeteer Karen Hethey.
Workshops at 10:30am, 11.30am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm and 3:30pm

ALL DAY

Fire pit
The bespoke fire pit has been designed in collaboration with artist Bibi Barba.

Food trucks
A variety of food and drinks can be purchased from food trucks, including Raza Central Food Truck.

FAREWELL CEREMONY

Closing ceremony performance from Buuja Buuja Butterfly Dance Group
4:45pm

Farewell from Country 
5pm to 5:15pm

Program and times are correct at the time of publishing, subject to change.

For more info and details please visit the official website here

When: Sunday, 8th July 2018
10am - 5pm

Age: Up to 12 years

Cost: Free

Where: Stargazer Lawn, Barangaroo Reserve
Hickson Rd, Barangaroo NSW 2000

Parking: Wilson Parking operates a public car park beneath Barangaroo Reserve. The car park provides 300 car spaces, including eight accessible parking spaces on level B1. The car park entrance and exit is via Towns Place and it operates between 6:00am - midnight, seven days per week. Please find more information or book online here.

Nearby Food: A huge variety of restaurants closed to Barangaroo. Bourke Street Bakery is one of our top favorite on the list. 
Awesome Coffee: Campos Coffee Lobby, Tower 3, 300 Barangaroo Avenue

UTP  BLAK BOX  Creative Team – L-R: Architect – Kevin O’Brien, Curator – Daniel Browning, Lighting Designer – Karen Norris. Image credit: Joshua Morris

UTP BLAK BOX Creative Team – L-R: Architect – Kevin O’Brien, Curator – Daniel Browning, Lighting Designer – Karen Norris. Image credit: Joshua Morris

Glebe - Culture History Tour, 12pm – 3pm, Free, Age: All

Glebe - Culture History Tour, 12pm – 3pm, Free, Age: All

Balmain - Musical Animal Adventure, 11am and 1pm, $15, Age: 7 years under

Balmain - Musical Animal Adventure, 11am and 1pm, $15, Age: 7 years under