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 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
Workshops at 12.30pm and 1:30pm
There are plenty of hands-on activities to engage mini makers with 45 minute workshops available for kids up to 12 years.
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
The bespoke fire pit has been designed in collaboration with artist Bibi Barba.
A variety of food and drinks can be purchased from food trucks, including Raza Central Food Truck.
Closing ceremony performance from Buuja Buuja Butterfly Dance Group
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
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.