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Welcome to The Rocks Boatshed Gather, Yarn, Connect and Dream at The Rocks Boatshed for ten days during Corroboree Sydney. Proudly brought to you by Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, The Rocks Boatshed is a place to celebrate contemporary Aboriginal life in Sydney. Enjoy a day-tonight program full of free talks, performance, film, music and many more unique experiences for young and old. Gather ‘round for poetry, storytelling and theatre, and get the kids involved in colourful craft and dance workshops. Catch a flick at the Sundance Indigenous Retrospective Film Festival, and feel The Rocks Boatshed come alive with live music and broadcasts from Koori Radio and a pop-up bar.
WHY A BOATSHED? The Boatshed is a temporary interactive arts and culture venue and installation that celebrates the lives and resilience of the Aboriginal people of Sydney. In 2013, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority ran an Aboriginal Interpretation Incubator, where prominent Aboriginal artists worked with historians, elders and cultural leaders to brainstorm
projects that reflected Aboriginal lives and Sydney Harbour. One story that stimulated great interest was that of a Government maritime building that existed in the late 1800s on the eastern side of Circular Quay, which became a hub of Aboriginal social activity. From this germ of historical information the idea for The Boatshed was born.
About the designer We invited Joe Hurst, a prominent Indigenous multimedia artist, to recreate the original boathouse in a new and exciting way.
sets for television, theatre and dance. Hurst has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally.
This unique installation will be the festival hub during Corroboree 2014. Born in 1960 and of Murrawarri descent, Joe creates public art projects and sculptures that interpret and bring to life Indigenous themes and stories in a unique way. He also designs
The government boatsheds at Bennelong Point, 1870s Source: extract from Mitchell Library, SLNSW SPF / 774 (Digital Image a089774)
PROGRAM Ten days of talks, performance, film, music and more, celebrating Aboriginal people in Sydney. Deadly Yarns* Join renowned novelist and witty commentator Dr Anita Heiss as she yarns with some of Australia’s most celebrated Indigenous public figures, including AFL star Michael O’Loughlin. Enjoy Donna Ingram’s grassroots history of Redfern. It’s all part of Sydney Talks – free and inspiring talks with figures from the arts, law, sport, culture and social sectors.
Dr Anita Heiss
22–28 Nov, 5.30pm – 6.30pm, see calendar pages for nightly guests *Deadly: excellent, great, wicked *Yarns: stories, talks. See also ‘yarnin’; to talk
Films Celebrate Sundance Insitute’s Native American and Indigenous Program’s 20th Anniversary at the Sundance Indigenous Film Retrospective, presented by Blackfella Films. Enjoy free screenings of award-winning films by Indigenous filmmakers from around the world. The week-long program consists of dramatic feature films, documentaries and short films, such as the Australian hit Bran Nue Day and award-winning Smoke Signals. 23–28 Nov, 8pm – 10pm
Koori Radio The Boatshed will be home to Koori Radio 93.7FM/Kr00 during the Corroboree Festival. As Sydney’s only First Nations radio station, Koori Radio brings you music, news, community info and interviews. Enjoy live broadcasts during weekends and listen out for Our Yura* Show weekdays. Get your groove on to live beats with Klub Koori. Guest DJ’s will be spinning the decks from 6.30pm most evenings during The Boatshed – don’t miss out. Various dates and times, see calendar pages *Koori: a regional term for Aboriginal people in parts of New South Wales and Victoria *Yura: from Sydney language, meaning ‘our people’ Sundance Indigenous Film Festival
Music and Comedy Enjoy a live program of Gadigal Music from Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander artists, spanning R&B and soul, country, jazz, hip-hop and reggae, as well as five EP launches and a Black Humour comedy night. Celebrate the final night of The Rocks Boatshed through stories, song and art for Big City Little Town, as Nardi Simpson brings together a diverse array of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander peoples to celebrate under the Gadigal moon.
Evie J Willie
Various dates and times, see calendar pages for daily performances
Graze MCA Pop-up Bar Refresh and refuel at the Graze MCA Pop-up Bar at Boatshed. Enjoy bar snacks and cold drinks whilst listening to live music or watching a film at the open-air cinema. 21 Nov, 8pm – 10pm 22–29 Nov, 5pm – 10pm
Workshops and panel discussion Join experienced Aboriginal educator and guide Jess Sinott for Bush Tucker Talk, a hands-on workshop sharing knowledge on local plants and native foods. Be inspired by contemporary Aboriginal Authors as they share their Six Short Sydney Stories, watch an Incubator panel discussion and learn about the history of The Boatshed. Various dates and times, see calendar pages
BOATSHED Calendar Fun for the Little Fellas Gather the little ones around for storytelling with Cindy Drummond, a talented singer and weaver of yarns who loves engaging with children. Encourage your kids’ creativity with our free art and craft workshops at The Boatshed. Make your own nowie (canoe) or an Aboriginal flag, get painting and weaving, or learn to tell stories through dance. Craft workshops: 22, 23, 29, 30 Nov, 11am – 1pm Painting workshops: 22 Nov, 1pm – 2.30pm, 2.30pm – 4pm Weaving workshops: 23 Nov, 1pm – 2.30pm, 2.30pm – 4pm Storytelling: 29, 30 Nov, 1pm – 2.30pm
Sydney Observatory Aboriginal Astronomy Gaze at the stars through the eyes of Indigenous culture with the Dreamtime Stargazing program, presented by Sydney Observatory. This exciting astronomy program invites young and old to peer through telescopes and get acquainted with space, guided by Aboriginal astronomers, who will share Aboriginal peoples’ stories and observations on the night sky. Aboriginal astronomy for kids: 24, 25, 26 Nov, 11am – 1pm Star observation and stories: 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 Nov, 8.30pm – 10pm
Fri 21 From 6pm – 8pm Opening of Corroboree and The Rocks Boatshed (invitation only) 8pm – 10pm Graze MCA Pop-up Bar 8pm – 10pm Music: Bow and Arrow
8pm – 10pm Film: Bird Runningwater to introduce the shorts program: Gesture Down, Nikamowin, The Cave, 8.30pm – 10pm Shimasani, Two Cars One Dreamtime Stargazing Night, Q&A with Rachel with Sydney Observatory Perkins and TAIKA 6.30pm – 10pm Music: Leah Flannigan (folk), MC Luke Carroll, Klub Koori DJ
11am – 1pm Kids Craft Workshop: 8.30pm – 10pm Make Your Own Nowie Dreamtime Stargazing with Sydney Observatory (Canoe)
Sat 22 11am – 1pm Kids Craft Workshop: Make Your Own Nowie (Canoe)
4pm – 5pm Incubator Panel Discussion and History of the Boatshed 5pm – 10pm Graze MCA Pop-up Bar 5.30pm – 6.30pm Sydney Stories: Anita Heiss Yarns with Larissa Behrendt
11am – 1pm Sydney Observatory presents Aboriginal Astronomy for kids
12 noon – 6.30pm 12 noon – 4pm Koori Radio 93.7FM/Kr00 Koori Radio 93.7FM/Kr00 weekend live broadcast – Our Yura Show 1pm – 2.30pm, 2.30pm – 4pm Kids Craft Workshop: Weaving
12 noon – 6.30pm Koori Radio 93.7FM/Kr00 5pm – 10pm Graze MCA Pop-up Bar weekend live broadcast 1pm – 2.30pm, 2.30pm – 4pm Kids Painting Workshop
1pm – 2.30pm Music: Nadeena Dixon (soul/folk), Evie J Willie (soul funk) 5pm – 10pm Graze MCA Pop-up Bar
5.30pm – 6.30pm Sydney Stories: Anita Heiss Yarns with Michael O’Loughlin
5.30pm – 6.30pm Sydney Stories: Anita Heiss Yarns with Wesley Enoch
6.30pm – 8pm Music: Poetribe Lorna Munro & Eric Avery (spoken word & violin), Duke Bailey (hip hop), MC Luke Carroll, Klub Koori DJ
6.30pm – 8pm Music: Green Hand Band (reggae), Renegades of Munk (hip hop/funk/ pop), MC Luke Carroll, Klub Koori DJ 8pm – 10pm Film: Bird Runningwater to introduce Trudell, Q&A with Bird Runningwater
Tue 25 11am – 1pm Sydney Observatory presents Aboriginal Astronomy for kids
5pm – 10pm Graze MCA Pop-up Bar 5.30pm – 6.30pm Sydney Stories: Anita Heiss Yarns with Samantha Faulkner
12 noon – 4 pm Koori Radio 93.7FM/Kr00 6.30pm – 8pm Music: Mic Charlton – Our Yura Show (rock), Carl Stewart Band 1pm – 2.30pm (rock),MC Luke Carroll, Klub Koori DJ Music: Cindy Drummond (soul/jazz), Johnny Nicol (jazz/blues) 8pm – 10pm Film: Bird Runningwater 5pm – 10pm to introduce Bran Nue Dae Graze MCA Pop-up Bar 5.30pm – 6.30pm Sydney Stories: Anita Heiss Yarns with Dub Leffler
8pm – 10pm Film: Bird Runningwater to introduce Smoke Signals and Tenacity 8.30pm – 10pm Dreamtime Stargazing with Sydney Observatory
Fri 28 12 noon – 4 pm Koori Radio 93.7FM/Kr00 – Our Yura Show 1pm – 4pm Writers Workshop: Six Short Sydney Stories by six Aboriginal Authors
5pm – 10pm 12 noon – 4 pm Koori Radio 93.7FM/Kr00 Graze MCA Pop-up Bar – Our Yura Show 6.30pm – 8pm 5.30pm – 6.30pm Music: Marcus Corowa 1pm – 2.30pm Sydney Stories: Donna (soul/RnB), Troy Brady Music: Sharnee Fenwick Ingram – The Redfern (RnB/soul), MC Luke (country), Nellie Dargan Story Carroll, Klub Koori DJ (RnB/soul) 6.30pm – 8pm 8pm – 10pm 2.30pm – 4pm Black Humour Comedy Film: Bird Runningwater Night: Andy Saunders, to introduce Miss Navajo Bush Tucker Talk – Shiralee Hood, MC Luke Jess Sinnott Carroll, Klub Koori DJ 5pm – 10pm 8pm – 10pm Graze MCA Pop-up Bar 11am – 1pm Film: Bird Runningwater 5.30pm – 6.30pm to introduce This May be Sydney Observatory Sydney Storise: Anita the Last Time presents Aboriginal Heiss Yarns with Terri Astronomy for kids 8.30pm – 10pm Janke 12 noon – 4 pm Dreamtime Stargazing with Sydney Observatory Koori Radio 93.7FM/Kr00 6.30pm – 8pm Music: Elaine Crombie – Our Yura Show (soul), Krista Pav (folk/ 1pm – 2.30pm soul), MC Luke Carroll, Klub Koori DJ Music: Ben Fraietta (pop), MajikHoney (hip hop/pop)
Sat 29 11am – 1pm Kids Craft Workshop: Make Your Own Aboriginal Flag 12 noon – 6.30pm Koori Radio 93.7FM/Kr00 live weekend Broadcast 1pm – 2.30pm Kids Storytelling through Dance Workshop 5pm – 10pm Graze MCA Pop-up Bar 5.45pm – 10pm Big City Little Town: Celebrating the stories and songs of NSW Aboriginal Artists 8.30pm – 10pm Dreamtime Stargazing with Sydney Observatory
Sun 30 11am – 1pm Kids Craft Workshop: Make Your Own Aboriginal Flag 12 noon – 6.30pm Koori Radio 93.7FM/Kr00 live weekend Broadcast 1pm – 2.30pm Kids Storytelling 2.30pm – 4pm Bush Tucker Talk – Jess Sinnott
The Moogahlin Players Encounter The Moogahlin Players as they perform riveting pieces of theatre in the open air during The Boatshed. Working with Carriageworks, The Moogahlin Players invite you to meet characters from the past, interact with historical figures and learn first-hand about Aboriginal history. Moogahlin Performing Arts is based at Carriageworks, Redfern, and is the leading Aboriginal Theatre Company in NSW. 21 Nov, 6.30pm – 9.30pm 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28 Nov, 6.30pm – 9.30pm 29 Nov, 5pm – 8pm 30 Nov, 1pm – 4pm (Three 20-30 minute pieces each day)
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Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority is proud to manage The Rocks; the land of the Gadigal people and the first place of European settlement in Australia. We are dedicated to helping preserve The Rocks’ unique heritage and finding new ways to share its stores. We offer Aboriginal education programs for students, Aboriginal heritage tours, and our Rocks Discovery Museum presents the culture and customs of the traditional custodians of this land.
About Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
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MILL THE ROC KS SQU ARE
JACK MUN DE Y PL ACE
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CIRCULAR Q U AY
Corroboree Sydney is a celebration of Australia’s rich Indigenous culture, featuring leading artists, writers, dancers and musicians showcasing their creativity and sharing stories in over 100 free and ticketed events. Experience this unique collaboration of Sydney’s premier arts and cultural organisations across the city and harbour foreshore in 11 days of festivities. Come. Create. Celebrate.
Incubator participants The Rocks Boatshed was an idea generated at the 2013 Aboriginal Incubator by participants Kyra Kum-sing, Joe Hurst, Donna Ingram, Colin Kinchela, Barbara McGrady, Nardi Simpson, Jasmine Sarin and James Simon.
Program partners CBD
First Nations Australia Writers Network ● Sydney Learning Adventures ● Koori Radio ● Gadigal Information Services ● Sydney Observatory ● Blackfella Films � Moogahlin Performing Arts with Carriageworks ● Dr Anita Heiss ● Nardi Simpson