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245 Chalmers Street
Redfern, NSW, 2016

Bringing together First Nations artists with presenters and programmers. Produced by Performing Lines.



Fri 7 July - 27 August  
Artist: Travis De Vries

Event: Lost Tales - Walking with Gods exhibition                                           
Location: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook, NSW                                        
Details: Opening night, 6pm Fri 7 July - Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre. Free Entry.

Wed 9 August
Company: Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company & State Theatre Company of South Australia

Event: Sista Girl
Location: Subiaco Arts Centre, Subiaco, WA
Details: Sista Girl is an exploration of the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians, via the story of two women who share a white father.

Written by Elena Carapetis & Alexis West (Platform participant - ATF)
Directed by Kyle J Morrison
Featuring Natasha Wanganeen & Nadia Rossi

Sun 13 August
Artist: Tom Avery

Event: Music performance
Location: Illawong Hotel, Evans Head, NSW
Details: 2.30pm

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Sun 13 August
Artist: Kamahi Djordon King

Event: An Evening with Constantina Bush and Friends
Location: The Lighthouse at Festival Park, Darwin, NT
Details: 9pm, presented as part of the Darwin Festival.

Thurs 31 August
Artist: Tom Avery

Location: Nimbin Hotel, Nimbin, NSW
Details: 7pm


Sat 2 September
Artist: Andrea James

Event: Goolagong work-in-progress showing      
Location: Bangarra Studios, Sydney, NSW
Details: 11am showing

Wed 13 - Sun 24 September
Artist: Cope St Collective (Katie Beckett & Colin Kinchela attended the New Work Platform)

Event: One Of The Good Ones
Location: Mechanics Institute, 207 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, VIC
Details: 7pm Wed to Sun | Part of Melbourne Fringe

Aboriginals lost in space. Comedy, sci-fi exploring race and space.

Fri 22 - Sat 23 September
Artist: Thomas ES Kelly

Event: Vessel - premiere performance season    
Location: Playhouse Rehearsal Room, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC                                     Commissioned choreography for Outer Urban Projects - Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse Rehearsal Room. Tickets $22


Keep an eye out for new Fox8 sketch show The Slot, featuring the Cope St Collective!


Thur 9 - Sat 11 Nov         
Company: Moogahlin Performing Arts

Event: Don't Get Bitter, Get Better performance
Location: Dubbo, NSW (venue TBC)

Wed 22 - Sat 25 November
Artist: Thomas ES Kelly

Event: Echo - premiere performance season       
Location: PACT Theatre, Erskineville, Sydney, NSW
Details: Part of PACT's Afterglow series, Echo is one of a double-bill of commissioned work by First Nations artists.


Sat 2 December
Artist: Thomas Avery

Event: Music performance
Location: Arts State, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore
Details: Blakboi will be joined by a full choir for this special performance.



Thur 27 July
Artist: Thomas ES Kelly

Event: [MIS]Concieve presentation
Location: Toronto, Canada
Details: Presented as part of Living Ritual Festival

Sat 15 July
Artist: Pauline Lampton (Biddigal Performing Arts)

Event: Biddigal performance with Djuki Mala      
Location: Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns, QLD

Thur 13 July                   
Artist: Pauline Lampton (Biddigal Performing Arts)

Event: Biddigal performance | CIAF Opening       
Location: Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), Cairns, QLD
Details: A special performance showing the songline conection between Gimuy-Yindinji (Cairns area) and Mabiug Island (Torres Strait). Biddigal performs the contemporay interpretation.

Mon 10 - Fri 21 July
Company: ILBIJERRI Theatre

Event: Chopped Liver
Location: Various - Victorian Tour
Details: In 2005, ILBIJERRI Theatre Company collaborated with the Victorian Department of Human Services, the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, and Hepatitis C Victoria to develop a play that would communicate Hepatitis C prevention and education messages to the Victorian Aboriginal community. 

CHOPPED LIVER will return revitalised in 2017 with content updated to communicate that a new cure is available in accordance with the Victorian Hepatitis C Strategy 2016-2020. The show continues to be relevant to Koorie audiences, especially at this exciting time of Direct Acting Antiviral availability to cure Hepatitis C in our community, with few side effects and 95% success rates.

Sun 2 July                       
Artist: Jo Clancy/ Wagana Dancers

Event: Gaurii performance
Location: Barangaroo, Sydney, NSW

Sat 1 July                        
Artist: Travis De Vries

Event: Lost Tales Live - spoken word performance                                           
Location: Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW                                                      
Details: 2pm performance with Q&A - Australian Museum, Sydney.
Show with projections & live cellist. $20 entry with complimentary drink.


Fri 9 - Mon 12 June
Artist: Tom Avery

Event: Music performances - as part of the Peak Festival.
Location: Perisher, NSW

Fri 29 June - Fri 14 July
Artist: Tom Avery

Event: Music performances - various dates          
Location: Northern NSW - Various performances for NAIDOC celebrations
(29/6 - Lismore Showgrounds 10am/ 30/6 - Coffs Harbour/ 8/7 - Lismore Town Hall/ 14/7 - Nimbin Park 10am)

Fri 30 June - Sat 1 July
Artist: Thomas ES Kelly

Event: Co-Existing Entities (development showing)
Location: Shopfront Theatre, Carlton, Sydney, NSW
Details: Part of Shopfront's Out of the Studio series, Thomas is imagining an amalgamated physical language of Indigenous cultural knowledge and Western dance structures.