Called Corroboree, the new annual festival will find a home in Sydney for at least the next three years. It will be held over 11 days, from 14 November to 24 November, 2013 and is being put together by nine of Sydney’s major arts and cultural institutions which have strong Indigenous programs. It has unprecedented support from the Indigenous community.
Corroboree will give us all a chance to begin to understand and celebrate the true culture of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is aimed at bringing together Indigenous art and culture from around the nation and will become one of Australia’s major cultural events.
Festival elements will include:
Opening of Corroboree with a Kids’ Parade and Aboriginal Elders Firelight Ceremony
Workshops, tours, exhibitions and performances by Sydney’s diverse cultural, arts and heritage institutions
Educational Culture Camps for secondary students across NSW
Film, Music and Dance at Cockatoo Island
Youth Career Day for Indigenous young people
Arts and Crafts Market at Walsh Bay
Fashion and Design Showcase bringing together the best of Indigenous Design from across Australia
First Nation’s Conference