Spoken Portraits of Childhood


WHEN: 6.30pm – 21 Jul 2016


Five indigenous guests will come together for an intimate night of storytelling, each reflecting on those tales that have been handed down to them through the generations, each giving voice to an inheritance of wisdom, of understanding, of identity.

We will be showing the short film "Bluey", by Darlene Johnson, “A searing portrait of one young woman’s attempt to reconcile past and present as we walk the tightrope of her self-destructive emotions.” (Philip Noyce). Bluey received several awards at 5 film festivals.

This free event links to Amnesty's "Community is Everything" campaign to support indigenous youth fulfill their true potential.

Dr. Jackie Huggins is a Bidjara (central Queensland) and Birri-Gubba Juru (North Queensland) woman from Queensland. She is a celebrated historian and author who has documented the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout the decades.

Chico Monks is a Sydney based artist, primarily a sculptor, painter, and performance artist. Monks crosses disciplines to evolve his practice and create innovative new works that reference his Aboriginal & Scottish heritage.

Auntie Fay Carrol comes from the Ngunnawal clan of the Wiradjuri Nation, born on Gadigal land having lived in it all her life. She has worked for the Department of Education for twenty five years as the Aboriginal Education Liaison Officer ( ACLO).

Bronwyn Penrith is a Wiradjuri woman who has worked all her life for equality and the recognition of Aboriginal people and their rights. She is the Chair of Moreton Consulting's Board of Directors. She is currently on the Board of the Mudgin-gal Aboriginal Women's Corporation near the Block in Redfern and a Director of the Redfern Foundation Ltd.

*Entry free, donation welcome.

Doors open from 6pm.