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Blak Box – Four Winds | Sydney Festival 2019

by Emily McTaggart

9 January – 2 February 2019
6 pm and 7.15 pm
Blacktown Showground Precinct

Sydney Festival returns to Blacktown for the third year!

The voices of elders and future leaders from Blacktown’s Aboriginal community feature in Four Winds, a surround-sound ‘deep listening’ experience curated by Daniel Browning.

Blacktown Arts is partnering again with Urban Theatre Projects in this 21st century campfire experience.

Four Winds is a cross-generational dialogue between 96 year old elder Uncle Wes Marne, Senior Darug Elder Aunty Edna Watson and teens Savarna Russell and Shaun Millwood. Together they engage in an exchange that bridges the past and the future, giving audiences a deeper understanding of contemporary Aboriginality.

Respected songwoman Emma Donovan, in collaboration with violinist Eric Avery, also responds to the stories in song with Darug words gifted by Aunty Edna.


Sunset Sessions 

The Sunset Sessions run every night during the Blak Box – Four Winds season at the Blacktown Showground Precinct.

Listen to live entertainment each night, enjoy refreshments from our donation bar, and grab a bite to eat at the adjacent Groundskeeper Cafe before your session inside Blak Box.


Blak Box – Four Winds
Dates | 9 January – 2 February 2019
Location | Blacktown Showground Precinct
Tickets | $35 + booking fee, $99 for a group of 4

Photo credit
Joshua Morris

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