Performances: Thu–Sun at 7.30pm, Sat & Sun at 2pm
Installation: Thu & Fri at 11am–4pm
A powerful installation and performance work that illuminates the rituals of death and mourning in New South Wales and Victorian First Peoples communities.
Set on-site at an historic church and cemetery, the work explores the mourning processes of First Nations women through memory, surrogation, lore, customs, the secular, the sacred, and myth.
Key artists Lily Shearer, Liza-Mare Syron, Aroha Groves, Andrea James and Katie Leslie occupy St Bartholomew’s Church and Cemetery in Prospect – Darug country – to create an intimate, enlightening and moving experience.
Founded in 2007, the Redfern-based Moogahlin Performing Arts develops, produces and presents new work, and nurtures a new generation of First Peoples arts practitioners locally, regionally, and nationally. Blacktown Arts is a recognised leader in the development of contemporary arts in Australia, committed to exploring dynamic, culturally diverse work that reflects Blacktown, its history and its communities.Note: This work contains nudity, and has a complete lockout. Please arrive 15 minutes early as latecomers will not be admitted.
Photo: Joshua Morris
Note: There is no parking on site at St Bartholomew’s Church and Cemetery. A free wheelchair accessible shuttle bus will transport patrons from The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre to St Bartholomew’s Church. The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre is located at 78 Flushcombe Rd Blacktown.
The shuttle bus timetable is available on the Blacktown Arts website here, or on our venue page here.
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