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Corroboree at the Gallery

Celebrate our rich Indigenous culture

Esme Timbery Sydney Harbour Bridge 2002 © Esme Timbery

The Corroboree Sydney festival is in its second year in 2014 and the Art Gallery of New South Wales will once again be part of the celebration. This extraordinary event, born in a spirit of collaboration, sees 11 of Sydney’s most loved cultural organisations come together to celebrate Australia’s rich Indigenous culture with over 100 events in the heart of Sydney.

The Gallery will celebrate the diversity and strength of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture through a nine-day program featuring art, talks, tours, workshops, live music and food.

Michael Brand, director of the Gallery, said: Corroboree Sydney gives us a unique opportunity to further our understanding of the art and culture of the original people of our land. I am thrilled that the Gallery can once again play such a significant role in this important and engaging festival.

Highlights include a festival weekend on 22 and 23 November, which features watercolour and stencil workshops; talks from artists Richard Bell, Esme Timbery, Ivy Pareroultja and Jonathan Jones; and live performances by contemporary Indigenous musicians Pirra, Leah Flanagan and Marcus Corowra.

Art After Hours, the Gallery’s Wednesday night program, will celebrate Corroboree Sydney with an exciting lineup that includes Festival artistic director Hetti Perkins in conversation with 2014 Australian of the Year and AFL star Adam Goodes.

Throughout Corroboree, our daily 11am tour of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island collection will be followed by live music in the cafe and the chance to sample a special bush food menu prepared by MorSul. During the week, there is also an opportunity to join 2014 resident Festival Elder, the renowned artist Esme Timbery, for an intimate morning tea.

A new exhibition of works from our collection, Our spirits lie in the water, will open in the Yiribana Gallery and our app for iPad Indigenous: Art Gallery of NSW will be updated with six new artists.

Full program of events

 
Corroboree Sydney 2014

On view
22 Nov – 30 Nov 2014
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney

Admission
Free

Media contact

Lisa Catt
Tel 02 9225 1791
Mob 0431 509 978
lisa.catt@ag.nsw.gov.au