Community Billboard 29th May-4th June
This weekly community billboard is proudly sponsored by the City of Sydney’s Plan for the
future – Sydney 2030 – making our city more green, global and connected.
Vivid is back again, and it has many events complementing the visuals. Dance the light away at the silent dis-glow in the heart of Cockle Bay Wharf overlooking the spectacular Vivid Sydney light show at Darling Harbour.
You're getting a total disco experience: disco ball, lots of lights, liquid dance floor, and a DJ playing loads of tunes to groove to.
Select from three channels of tunes playing different playlists and each night is a different theme.
Count Us Together
Reconciliation week gives us the chance to reflect on the momentous 1967 referendum on the exclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from the census. The 50th anniversary of the 'Yes' vote is commemorated with a collection of images and materials to celebrate Sydney’s involvement in the 1967 referendum. The exhibition shows some of the heroes that worked for years to change the constitution to improve the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. On until Friday.
It's Time. Or Is It? The Road to Constitutional Recognition
In 1967, 90 per cent of Australian voters said ‘yes’ to change the Constitution to give the Federal Government power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to ensure Indigenous people were counted equally in the population count. Now, 50 years on, and with another referendum on the horizon, we look at the impact of the vote.
What have we achieved and what lies ahead? How is recognition of First Nations Peoples in the Constitution expected to make a difference? What role can the creative community play moving forward?
Join the debate as journalist Brooke Boney leads a panel featuring RECOGNISE Campaign Director Mark Yettica-Paulson, representative of Fighting In Solidarity Towards Treaties (FISTT) Lynda-June Coe, outspoken hip hop artist Ziggy and more to be announced. Ziggy will perform after the panel discussion.
One The Bear
Campbelltown Arts Centre, La Boite, and Black Honey Company present One the Bear, a fairy tale for the hip hop generation. Set in a garbage tip, this is the story of a young female bear that wants more for her tribe. Garbage sparkles and catches on beams from broken streetlights as One and her best friend Ursula get up to mischief and mourn the dank life they lead. The two spit rhymes on living under Human Hunter law and dream of the days when bears were free; eating fresh fish rather than packaged fish fingers. But what happens when One is given the opportunity to speak for her community? What happens when fame knocks at the door?
Written wholly in rhyme and created by an extraordinary cross disciplinary team including the notorious Busty Beatz, award winning visual artist Jason Wing .