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Urgent Call Out for suggestions

Last week Regional Arts NSW attended the program launch of the Corroboree Festival 2013. The gathered crowd was addressed by the festival director, Hettie Perkins, the Hon George Souris MP and Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir. The dancers from Bangarra Dance Theatre closed the ceremony that overlooked the glittering harbour and foreshore, upon which the Festival will take place in November.

RANSW are proud to support this festival and are urgently calling for expressions of interest from regional and remote Aboriginal artists to take part in the Black Arts Market. The Black Arts Market will be a key event in the program and will be held during the first festival weekend on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2013 at Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay.

With the support of Regional Arts NSW, this market is intended to showcase the works of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and cultural entrepreneurs from across NSW. Invited stallholders will be able to display and sell their products, ranging from artworks, homewares and design, to bush foods, body products, and medicines, to music and literature. During the weekend, participants will also be able to present talks and workshops to promote their work.

This market is a curated event and Corroboree is seeking suggestions from the Regional Arts NSW network for potential participants from regional NSW. Groups of artists may also consider sharing a stall.

Suggestions should be sent to Corroboree directly; contact details are below.


If possible, suggestions should include:

  • basic background information
  • images
  • a brief description of products
  • price range
  • contact details

For invited participants, stalls will be provided at no cost  and support will be available to cover travel, accommodation and freight expenses.

Corroboree look forward to receiving suggestions for high quality, affordable, culturally appropriate products, suitable to exhibiting in an arts market.

Corroboree contact:
Simone Condon
02 9251 5976

For more information visit the Corroboree Sydney webiste

From 14 to 24 November 2013, the inaugural Corroboree will be presented in Sydney. Focusing on the harbourside of the city – from the Australian Museum  around to Bangarra Dance Theatre – the festival draws together nine of Sydney’s leading arts organisations, also including Gadigal Information Services (Koori Radio),  Blackfella Films, Sydney Opera House, Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of  NSW, Botanical Gardens and State Library.