Koori Gras is a vibrant showcase of unique First Peoples culture and community. Curated by Tim J Bishop, Liza-mare Syron, and Mish Sparks (Mod Productions), Koori Gras is produced by Moogahlin Performing Arts in association with 107, Intimate Spectacle and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Events Within Koori Gras
Koori Gras Exhibition: Tuesday 21 February - Sunday 26 February | FREE
A chronology of First Peoples participation in the Mardi Gras Parade researched and compiled by Tim Bishop. The timeline history is a community site and owned space providing a platform for shared stories and history for First Peoples gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, sistergirl, brotherboy, inter-sexed and queer community from Nations wide, their partners and families. The Koori Gras exhibition will highlight key images and artefacts from this extraordinary project.
Opening Tuesday 21st February | 6–8pm.
Exhibition continues until Sunday 26th February.
Gallery open Tuesday–Saturday 11am–6pm | Sunday 11am–4pm.
Black Nulla: Friday 24 February | 7.30pm | $10/15
For one special night only, the 107 cabaret space will come alive with renowned black drag performers with an after show mixing space, DJ Black President and bar. Tickets are limited! Book below.
Black Point: Saturday 25 February | 7.30pm | FREE
Black Point is a large communal table that will be set throughout the week of Koori Gras specifically for First Peoples to have a place to meet during Mardi Gras.
The table will encourage dialogue between strangers and will have a healthy supply of information about local services and events.
On Saturday 25 February the table becomes the backdrop for a communal “feed” and open mic night for First People and their guests. Bring a plate and share your stories of blak involvement in the Mardi Gras parades.
Photo: Tim Bishop, Lawrence Shearer.