Barbara McGrady: Australia Has a Black History

In conversation and performance
Saturday 2 March: Celebrate the thirty-year career of Award-winning photojournalist Barbara McGrady.

To celebrate the photographic exhibition 'Barbara McGrady: Australia Has a Black History' join us for an afternoon of discussion and dance.

Tracey Ann Cameron will lead a conversation about Barbara McGrady's work and review how her photographs celebrate the diverse contributions made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and capture stories of survival and empowerment through her depictions of community.

The discussion will be followed by a performance by dancers from NAISDA Dance College.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this event contains images of deceased persons.

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In conversation
Nelson Meers Foundation Auditorium, Level 3

NAISDA performance, afternoon tea, and exhibition viewing
Level 4 Foyer

NAISDA Dance College is Australia’s leading arts training organisation providing nationally accredited qualifications specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

Currently situated on Darkinjung Country north of Warrane, NAISDA has a proud tradition of producing the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers and arts leaders since its inception in 1976.

Choreography title: Mugudjina
Choreographed by: Brooklyn Bond
Language: Yorta Yorta

Performers: Brooklyn Bond, Tayla Jackson, Peta Louise Rixom, Adina Donahue

MUGUDJINA is a contemporary Indigenous dance piece depicting a travelling journey of four sisters on a mission through bushlands for mandiga (food). The journey is long, full of heat from the overhead sun and minimal shade from trees, where they find a halfway resting place.

Related exhibition:

Header image: Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy, The Block, Redfern, 2014, digital print, 54.0 x 74.0 cm. Image: courtesy of the artist © Barbara McGrady


Event details

In conversation and performance

Saturday 02 March 2024
1.00PM - 4.00PM
Auditorium, Level 4 Foyer
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