The iconic Blak Markets return to Barangaroo Reserve this Sunday 24 September, 10am-4pm, with a unique showcase of Aboriginal art, crafts, food and entertainment.
Presented by First Hand Solutions, the open-air event will begin with a smoking ceremony at 10.15am by Margret Campbell from Dreamtime Southern X, and features more than 20 stalls selling handmade items, accessories, jewellery, art, photography and bush tucker by Aboriginal makers and food producers from around New South Wales, as well as paintings from South Australia’s highly awarded APY Art Centre Collective. The program also includes live music by Triple J Unearthed High Indigenous Award winner, Rebecca Hatch, dance workshops with the Ngaran Ngaran traditional dancers, hunter-gather performances by Larry Brandy Storytellers and a bush tucker cooking demonstration with celebrity chef, The Black Olive (Mark Olive).
A panel discussion exploring contemporary versus traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art 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, will take place on Stargazer Lawn at 12.30pm.
Peter Cooley, First Hand Solutions CEO, said: “The Blak Markets is a great chance to buy locally made, one-of-a-kind gifts and products directly from the people who made them in the knowledge that 100 per cent of the profit goes to Aboriginal communities.”