Blacktown Arts, Moogahlin Performing Arts and Blacktown City Council present the world premiere of Broken Glass – a powerful installation and performance work – as part of Sydney Festival 2018.
Told from a women’s perspective, Broken Glass illuminates the rituals of death and mourning in New South Wales and Victorian First Peoples’ communities through memory, surrogation, lore, customs, the secular, the sacred, and myth.
The work will be staged for an intimate audience on Darug country at St Bartholomew’s Church and Cemetery, an historic site in Blacktown.
Key artists Lily Shearer, Liza-Mare Syron, Brenda Gifford, Andrea James, Aroha Groves and Katie Leslie will occupy the church and cemetery to create an intimate, enlightening and moving experience.
Broken Glass will be staged at St Bartholomew’s Church and Cemetery in Prospect from 11 – 21 January 2018.
St Bartholomew’s Church and Cemetery is located on Darug country. The church, which opened in 1841, was the first church built in the Prospect area. Maria Lock, an important figure in Darug history, and explorer William Lawson are buried at St Bartholomew’s Cemetery.
IMPORTANT TRANSPORT INFORMATION
There is no parking available on site at St Bartholomew’s Church and Cemetery. A free shuttle bus will transport patrons from Blacktown Arts Centre to St Bartholomew’s Church. A timetable will be available here in November.
Date | 11 – 21 January 2018
Time | Thursday – Sunday at 7.30 pm and Saturday – Sunday at 2 pm
Duration | 90 minutes
Location | St Bartholomew’s Church & Cemetery, Prospect
Bookings | www.sydneyfestival.org.au
(multi-packs on sale now; all tickets on sale from 9 am on Monday, 30 October 2017)
Performance | $30+ booking fee
Installation | Free
Phone | 02 9839 6558