The markets run the first Sunday of the month from this amazing Island fort in Botany Bay. Browse stalls in search of Aboriginal paintings, jewellery and designs, tuck into a bush-tucker infused meal, do a workshop or watch an Aboriginal cultural performance, while checking out the view of Botany Bay all around you.
Entry hours this month are 10.30am till 5pm to enjoy daylight saving hours but will change back till 9.30am till 4pm when daylight saving finishes in April. Truly relax and catch a bus to La Perouse, with the markets only two minuteswalk from La Perouse Terminus.
The Blak markets are a social enterprise and the proceeds from this market will go towards running our first community program - Seeds to Success at Matraville Soldier's Settlement- which is an Aboriginal youth Leadership and public speaking program that involves Aboriginal students attending school working with Aboriginal role models and community elders to learn about the traditional uses of plants and developing leadership and public speaking skills through running their own tours.- See more at: http://www.localmarketguide.com.au/event/185-first-hand-aboriginal-workshops#sthash.wy4WtvcR.dpuThe Blak markets is a showcase of Indigenous culture with products from La Perouse to the Torres Strait. There's plenty of bush-tucker food and art and craft stalls.
The iconic Blak Markets will return to Sydney’s spectacular harbour headland park, Barangaroo Reserve to host a special Aboriginal art market on Sunday, 24th September.
In addition to our amazing line up of stall holders, we will be offering a distinctive range of performances, workshops and activities for the whole family. Throw in the spectacular view of Sydney Harbour and it will be a Blak Markets event to remember!
Come down for some bush tucker and to browse the stalls for unique Aboriginal arts, crafts, jewellery and gifts with 100% of profits going back to the producer or Indigenous organisations working to improve outcomes for Aboriginal communities.
We will have Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness doing a dance workshop for kids and adults to join in. You will also hear the beautiful voice of Rebecca Hatch who was this year's winner of the Triple J emerging artist award at the National Indigenous Music Awards. It will also include stalls from remote art centers MIMI arts in Katherine as well as APY Arts Collective whose artists just took out the Wynne award and several Telstra national arts awards.
Program for the Day:
10.00 am till 4.00pm: Shell workshop all day
10.00am till 10.10am: Welcome to country metro land council
10.15am till 10.30am: Auntie Margie smoking and welcome ceremony
10.40am till 11.15am: Ngaran Ngaran dancers
11.25am till 11.45am: Rebecca Hatch
Midday till 12.10pm: Storytelling with Tucky Cooley
12.30pm till 1.00pm: Hunting and gathering performance with Larry Brandy
1.00pm till 1.25pm: Art panel discussion with Cara Pinchbeck AGNSW and senior artists APY Artists Collective discuss traditional vs contemporary art by Aboriginal artists.
1.30pm till 1.50pm: Rebecca Hatch
2.00pm till 2.45pm: Healing workshop Tucky Cooley (booking required)
3.00pm: Dance performance
First Hands Aboriginal Workshops and Blak Markets are a quarterly market showcasing Aboriginal skills,crafts and culture.
First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation started the Blak Markets three years ago to provide economic development opportunities to Indigenous business and employment opportunities for youth. First Hand Solutions is an Aboriginal charity providing cultural reconnection programs for urban Aboriginal young people and all profits from the Blak Markets are reinvested into these programs.
Workshop and Tour Programs - Click Here
Please note workshops vary each month