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.First Hands Aboriginal Workshops and Blak Markets are a quarterly market showcasing Aboriginal skills,crafts and culture.
Join Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artisans at the iconic Blak Markets at Bare Island Sunday, 4 February from 9.30am to 3pm and join in the afternoon’s celebrations for the Queens Baton Relay.
Entertainment for the day includes a welcome to country, performances by the Illawarra Flames dance group and Triple J Unearthed Indigenous Award winner singer-songwriter Rebecca Hatch and a kids performance of the Wombat Wobble by Aunty Wendy Wombat and Didja Didge characters. There will also be free weaving workshops with Karleen Green weaving a whale from recyclable materials.
The Blak Markets are a great chance to buy authentic unique gifts this Christmas knowing that 100% of the profits go back into Aboriginal communities. From original and affordable aboriginal artworks to handmade beauty products, handicrafts to one-of-a-kind homewares and jewellery, there are gifts for all ages.
The Blak Markets are organised by First Hand Solutions which is an Aboriginal charity providing cultural reconnection programs for urban Aboriginal young people and profits from the Blak Markets are invested into these programs.
Workshop and Tour Programs – Click Here
Please note workshops vary each month