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Blacktown Arts presents

Our Place: Australian National Maritime Museum x Vivid Ideas

Presented by Vivid Ideas in association with The Australian National Maritime Museum, Blacktown Arts returns to the Museum with Our Place for 2022.

Our Place showcases a vibrant and interactive program of live performances, music, film, workshops, conversation and more.

Our Place

Live showcase

18 June 2022
The Australian National Maritime Museum
12pm – 6pm
All Ages
Free Entry

Spend a day with some of western Sydney’s most exciting and engaging cultural leaders, musicians, performers and artists as Blacktown Arts takes over The Australian National Maritime Museum on 18 June.

Please see The Australian National Maritime Museum website for further information.

Featuring:
Uncle Wes Marne
Jannawi Dance Clan
Women’s Weaving and Connection with Tarni Eastwood
Agal Dance
Bahman Kermany
Mohammed Lelo
Cook Islands Reo Manea
Jagath Dheerasekara
Sepora
Sydney Sonata Singers
Cicem by Suara Indonesia Dance
The Mesopotamian Trio
The Peacemakers Ensemble
PYT Fairfield presents A Taste of Dorr-e Dari with Mahdi Mohammadi, Jawad Yaqoubi and Hasiba Ebrahimi and Heroines Heritage by Liliana Occhiuto

Gathering Honey

Screen program

28 May – 19 June 2022
The Australian National Maritime Museum
10am – 4pm, Monday – Sunday
All Ages
Free Entry

See our city through the eyes of artists and filmmakers from western Sydney and beyond as they share stories of family, ceremony, migration and place in this intimate screen program.

Please see The Australian National Maritime Museum website pages for further information.

Featuring:
Uncle Wes Marne, Dreamtime Story, 2021
Darug Custodian Aboriginal Corporation, Lullaby, 2021
Agal Dance, Our Country, 2019
Shivanjani Lal, Baaro Part 1, 2020
Jagath Dheerasekara, excerpt from Break the Cinnamon Branch, 2020
Curiousworks, The Princess and the Bird, Meet+Eat, 2014
PYT Fairfield, Jawad Cooking Lamb Shorba, 2014
Mustafa al Mahdi, Ashat Edich, 2021
Jason Phu, Videos for the grandchildren I’ll never have, 2019 and
Justine Youssef, Under the table I learnt how to feed you, 2019/20

Our Place Schedule for this Saturday 18 June.

10.00am – 4.00pm Gathering Honey: a screen program featuring films by Uncle Wes Marne, Darug Custodian Aboriginal Corporation, Agal Dance, Shivanjani Lal, Jagath Dheerasekara, Curiousworks, PYT Fairfield, Mustafa al Mahdi, Jason Phu and Justine Youssef
10.00am – 2.30pm Break the Cinnamon Branch by Jagath Dheerasekara
10.00am – 4.00pm Heroines Heritage by Liliana Occhiuto presented by PTY Fairfield
12.00pm Welcome to Country
12.10pm Jannawi Dance Clan
12.30pm Uncle Wes Marne – Poetry Reading from Through Old Eyes
1.00pm – 4.00pm Weaving Workshop with Tarni Eastwood.
1.00pm Elder in Residence with Uncle Wes Marne
1.00pm Cook Islands Reo Manea
1.15pm Sepora
2.00pm Sydney Sonata Singers
2.15pm Agal Dance
2.30pm Agal Dance Workshop
2.30pm Jagath Dheerasekara in conversation with Our Place Curator, Louisa Minutillo
2.30pm Mohammed Lelo
2.30pm Sepora
3.00pm Cicem by Suara Indonesia Dance
3.00pm Bahman Kermany
3.30pm A Taste of Dorr-e Dari with Mahdi Mohammadi, Jawad Yaqoubi. Presented by PYT Fairfield
3.30pm The Mesopotamian Trio
4.00pm How Food Shapes Australia with Keg de Souza, Palisa Anderson, Clarence Slockee and host Simon Marnie
4.30pm The Peacemakers Ensemble
5.00pm Bahman Kermany
6.00pm Family, Food and Identity with Mehreen Faruqi and Osman Faruqi
6.00pm Gathering Honey, a screen program featuring films by Uncle Wes Marne, Darug Custodian Aboriginal Corporation, Agal Dance, Shivanjani Lal, Jagath Dheerasekara, Curiousworks, PYT Fairfield, Mustafa al Mahdi, Jason Phu and Justine Youssef.

Please see The Australian National Maritime Museum website pages for further information

Our Place hero credit – Suara Indonesian Dance by Jodie Barker
Gathering Honey hero credit – Shivanjani Lal, Baaro Part 1, 2020, courtesy of the artist

Our Place is proudly presented and supported by The Australian National Maritime Museum and Vivid Ideas and curated by Blacktown Arts.

Break the Cinnamon Branch by Jagath Dheerasekara was commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre as part of the Campbelltown 2020 program and funded by Campbelltown City Council.
Videos for the grandchildren I’ll never have by Jason Phu was commissioned by Prototype.

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