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Barangaroo Reserve - Blak Markets, 10am-4pm, Free

Barangaroo Reserve - Blak Markets, 10am-4pm, Free

This free and popular event showcases the very best of Aboriginal art, crafts, bushfoods and entertainment.

Presented by First Hand Solutions, the much-loved Blak Markets will pop-up at Stargazer Lawn from 10am to 4pm for a lively open-air market with more than 20 stalls selling a range of unique products and food by Aboriginal makers and food producers from around New South Wales. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase artwork.

The day will begin with a smoking ceremony at 10.15am by Margret Campbell from Dreamtime Southern X, followed by live music, dance performances, workshops and traditional Indigenous games for children.

Triple J Unearthed High Indigenous Award winner, 16-year-old Indigenous singer-songwriter Rebecca Hatch will perform live; the Ngaran Ngaran traditional dancers will run dance workshops for children and adults; and Larry Brandy Storytellers will present interactive hunting and gathering performances for children.

A live bush tucker cooking demonstration will be hosted by celebrity chef, The Black Olive (Mark Olive) and the Tribal Warrior bushfood van will serve up delicious bush tucker alongside a range of local Aboriginal food producers.

A group of artists from the highly awarded APY Art Centre Collective will once again travel from South Australia to exhibit and sell some of the best-known and most collectable Indigenous artists in the country, as well as a host of young and emerging artists.

In a Blak Markets first, a panel discussion will be held on Stargazer Lawn with senior artists from APY Art Collective and Cara Pinchbeck, Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales discussing contemporary versus traditional art produced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.


10:00am Welcome to Country
10:15am Margret Campbell - Dreamtime Southern X smoking and welcome
10:40am Ngaran Ngaran Traditional dancers
11:20am Rebecca Hatch (singer) 
11:50pm Storytelling with Tucky Cooley
12:10pm Hunting and gathering with Larry Brandy
12:30pm Panel discussion Traditional vs Contemporary aboriginal art with Cara Pinchbeck and APY Collective
1:30pm Black Olive Cooking Demo
2:00pm Panel discussion - Fake Art harms culture
2:30pm Healing workshop Tucky Cooley (booking required)
3:30pm Ngaran Ngaran Traditional Dancers

The Blak Markets is organised by First Hand Solutions, which is an Aboriginal charity dedicated to providing hands-on solutions to issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For more info and details please visit the official website here

When: Sunday 24 September 2017
10.00am - 4.00pm

Cost: Free

Where: Stargazer Lawn, Barangaroo ReserveBarangaroo 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.
Awesome Coffee: Campos Coffee Lobby, Tower 3, 300 Barangaroo Avenue

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