What's on: CULTURE UP LATE - Wednesday 25 January

The Australian Museum is hosting 'Ngalu Warawi Marri - We Stand Strong' to highlight Aboriginal resistance, protest and culture.

88 Documentary

88 Documentary
Photographer: Peter Solness  © Peter Solness

Event Type:
Special event
25 January 2017 to 25 January 2017
05.00 PM to 09.00 PM
Australian Museum, entry corner of College and William Streets
BUY-1-GET-1-FREE! $22 Adult, $15 Concession, $13 Child; $10 Member Adult, $8 Member Concession, $7 Member Child Includes admission to Spiders – Alive & Deadly. Online only price.


For some Australians, particularly among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 26th January is not a day of celebration, but a day which commemorates the invasion by British settlers of lands already owned. As part of this national conversation, the Australian Museum is hosting Ngalu Warawi Marri - We Stand Strong to highlight Aboriginal resistance, protest and culture.

Ngalu Warawi Marri means 'We stand strong' in Gadigal. The event was named by Nadeena Dixon.

  • Watch 88, the landmark documentary that explores the remarkable events that led up to January 26th 1988, the largest protest since the Vietnam Moratorium with over 30,000 Aboriginal people marching as a reminder that white Australia has a black history. (6pm-7pm in the Theatre). Screening has limited seating. Book in advance here. Ticket to screening also acts as a ticket to the event.
  • Join Travis De Vries for an intimate evening of original tales based on traditional Indigenous storytelling. Travis constructs a dark tapestry of imagination featuring a suite of gods, monsters and mega fauna. (6.40pm, 7.40pm in the Science Studio)
  • Engage with Nadeena Dixon as she weaves fish nets, language, and stories, into a multifaceted bite size experience of the Aboriginal knowledge systems.
  • Witness Australia’s foremost Indigenous female blues writer and performer, Marlene Cummins (Black Panther Woman), as she performs her songs regarding her story which one of vulnerability, strength and survival and come from An Aboriginal woman’s perspective in this country. (5.30 pm; 7.30pm in the Atrium).
  • Question what it means to be Australian, when Sundazed perform songs of social justice and human rights. 8 pm in the Atrium.
  • Catch a glimpse of what goes on behind-the-scenes at the AM with a live materials conservation demonstration by Australian Museum experts. Objects will include archaeological objects from Lake Mungo.
  • Witness and take part in Being: Indigenous conceptual artists carrying Aboriginal cultural practices silently in an interactive experience.
  • Join Dr Stan Florek as he showcases Aboriginal technology from the vaults of the Museum and reflects on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in prehistoric context.
  • Experience Lynette Wallworth’s Collisions, virtual reality storytelling which invites you deep into the Western Australian desert, home to the Martu tribe and community elder Nyarri Morgan, who shares his first encounter with Western culture – an atomic detonation.
  • Grab a drink at the Atrium pop-up bar


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