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BlakHeart

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Exhibitions + Showcases
Festivals + Celebrations
Forums + Talks
Free Events
Music

Dates

Saturday 24 August 2019
11am - late

Venue

Main Square

Returning for 2021 First Nations creativity comes to light in a one-day takeover

Support the movement and experience BlakHEART through storytelling, contemporary dance, music & visual art.

First Nations artists transform the heart of Melbourne into a creative playground. Come experience BlakHEART through storytelling, contemporary dance, music & visual art!

Programme of Events from 2019 11 AM – 9 PM:

Main Stage

Find the Black Heart in the centre of Fed Square, your little one’s will hear beautiful cultural stories from:

Jaeden Aaron Williams, a Yalukit Willam man of the Boonwurrung language group.

Straight after, learn a few moves from the boys that make up

BIA – Brothersinarms Dance Crew

for a youth hip hop workshop and a performance on the mainstage.

Set time:

  • Jaeden Williams: 11am
  • Brother in Arms (Main Stage): 11:30am
  • BREANNA LEE & DYLAN POTTER – 5:30PM
  • SHAKAYA – 6PM
  • SOJUGANG – 7PM
  • NARETHA WILLIAMS – 8PM

Fire Circle

Listen to tunes of soul, rap, country and poetry at the Black HEART of the square. See the intersect of tradition and our ever evolving culture. We are here and we are now.

Set Time:

  • Djirri Djirri Dancers & Te Hononga O Nga Iwi: 2pm
  • Benny Walker: 3pm
  • Maurial Spearim: 3:30pm
  • Miiesha: 4pm
  • Breanna Lee & Dylan Potter: 5:30pm
  • Miss Hood: 5pm

The Atrium

  • Two local artists will showcase their work in the Atrium, analogue photographer
  • Alan Robert Stewart
  • (Taungurung) and visual artist
  • Rosie Kalina
  • (Wemba Wemba/Gunditjmara).
  • Grab a bean bag and chill out to a live performance from
  • Diimpa
  • (Kabi Kabi/Yidinjdji) and immerse yourself in First Nations art at #BlakHEART

Set time: 

  • Alan Stewart: 11am – 6pm
  • Rosie Kalina: 11am – 6pm
  • Dimmpa: 11am – 2pm & 3pm – 6pm

Market Stalls:

Support some of our best First Nations designers at #BlakHEART!

Designers include:

Roving Performances:

  • Snuff Puppets

Made possible by City of Melbourne & Fed Square