What's on: Corroboree Sydney 2014

Join us for a special week of Indigenous cultural experiences and interactions.

Event Type:
Special event
22 November 2014 to 30 November 2014
Indigenous Australians: Australia’s First Peoples gallery

We're hosting a week of Indigenous cultural experience and interactions across the Museum. Our program aims to engage and educate audiences about Aboriginal heritage and culture, particularly in regards to NSW.

Come along for an opportunity to interact with Indigenous artists and cultural practitioners as they interpret objects and share insights into their cultures.

Night Talk & Exhibition Viewing: Sea Country, Hear Country with Chels Marshall
Learn about the intrinsic components of Aboriginal relationships to Sea Country with ecologist and Indigenous knowledge expert Chels Marshall.
Date: Wednesday 26 November
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost: $40 ($30 Members) Book online


Aboriginal Weaving Workshop
Learn about the age old tradition of Aboriginal weaving. This hands-on workshop will encourage participants to harness their own creative connections whilst learning traditional Aboriginal weaving techniques. To celebrate our newly opened Sea Country exhibition you will create your own sea shell or woven object. This workshop will be run by the Boolarng Nangamai Together Dreaming artists.
Dates: 22nd & 23rd November 2014
Time: 11am to 2pm (3hr duration)
Cost: $80 or $65 (Members) including general admission Book online

Didgeridoo Beginners’ Class
Join us at the Museum for a beginners’ didgeridoo workshop. Enjoy learning the basic principles and techniques of playing Australia’s most popular traditional musical instrument. Whilst learning the basics of the didgeridoo, Aboriginal teachers will also discuss the history, traditional names, building techniques and importance of this instrument to Aboriginal Australians.
Special condition: MEN & BOYS ONLY
Dates: 29th & 30th November 2014
Time: 11am to 12.30pm
Cost: $60 or $45 (Members) including general admission Book online


Behind the Scenes Tour
Join us on an exclusive, personal tour of Australia’s first museum with our special Corroboree Sydney behind the scenes tours. Sneak a peek at this irreplaceable collection of more than 18 million objects and experience incredible treasures – creatures large and small, birds and mammals, ancient fossils and precious minerals, plus a particular focus on cultural artefacts from Indigenous Australia and the Pacific.
Dates: 24th, 25th, 26th & 28th November 2014
Time: 11am to 1pm
Cost: $50 including general admission Book online

Indigenous Australians Gallery Tour
Join Indigenous Interpretive Officer Jimmy Smith on a guided tour through the Indigenous Australians Gallery and the Museum’s new exhibition, Sea Country. Jimmy comes from Erambie Mission outside the town of Cowra, New South Wales. He holds a Bachelor of Adult Education and a Masters in Education (Aboriginal Studies) and has extensive experience in teaching Aboriginal art, culture and heritage in Australia and abroad. Jimmy will answer your questions about Indigenous Australian cultures and peoples.
Dates: 22nd to 30th November
Times: 10am & 1pm (approximately 1 hour duration)
Cost: $20 or $5 (Members) including general admission Book online


Aboriginal Storytelling
Larry Brandy is a Wiradjuri man from Condobolin, New South Wales. He's passionate about his Wiradjuri culture and enjoys encouraging participants to join in the fun in learning about how Wiradjuri people used to hunt and find food. Larry uses real artefacts as well as animal masks to encourage his participants in joining in on the story telling fun.
Dates: 22nd & 23rd November 2014
Time: 10.30 am (approximately 1 hour duration)
Cost: FREE after general admission
Ages: 10 and under & parents/carers

Eora Explorers (part of Mini Explorers: Book Month)
Join us for Book Month with a reading of an Indigenous Dreaming story followed by fun activities, take home craft dress ups and much more.
Date: Thursday 27 November
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Cost: Child $10 & Adult $15 (Members: Child $8 & Adult FREE) including general admission. Book online
Ages: 3-5 years & parents/carers

Corroboree Kids (part of Tiny Tots: Book Month)
An Indigenous Dreaming story will be explored through singing and fun sensory activities.
Date: Friday 28 November
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Cost: Child $10 & Adult $15 (Members: Child $8 & Adult FREE) including general admission. Book online
Ages: 1-3 years & parents/carers

Contact us

If you have any questions or enquiries, please contact Laura McBride on (02) 9320 6321 or via email.

To find out more about Indigenous events in Sydney, like Indigenous Australian Culture on Facebook.

About Corroboree Sydney

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.

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