Speakers Platform

Speakers Platform

Saturday

February 24th 2018

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Carriageworks

245 Wilson St

Eveleigh NSW 2015

Wheelchair Accessible
Koori Gras is a vibrant showcase of First Peoples culture and community 
Heaps Gay

An international panel of influential thinkers and artists come together to discuss queer performance from First Peoples’ perspectives.
 
Facilitator:
Dr Sandy O’Sullivan: Associate Professor of Creative Industries at University of the Sunshine Coast,
 
Speakers:
Jacob Boehme: Creative Director of Yirramboi First Nations Art Festival and creator and performer of Blood on the Dancefloor (Sydney Festival)
 
Artists: 
Cherish Violet Blood (Alberta Canada),  Black Foot performance artist: Cherish Violet Blood is an actor, storyteller, natural comedian, vocalist and activist from the Blood Reserve, Alberta. A graduate of the Centre for Indigenous Theatre, Toronto, she trained with Micah Barnes, Vocal Intensive, Banff Centre and enjoys traditional hand drumming and contemporary singing. Blood has performed across North America with Material Witness, Spiderwoman Theatre, The Red House in Syracuse, NY; Making Treaty 7 by Blake Brooker and Michelle Thrush, Calgary; and Maria Gets A New Life by Cliff Cardinal. (https://nbto.com/project.html?project_id=555)

Brian Fuata- Pacifica performance artist: Brian Fuata is a Samoan writer and performance maker born in Wellington, New Zealand and works and lives in Sydney. Alongside his solo practice, he is part of the duo Wrong Solo with Agatha Gothe-Snape. Fuata has performed internationally and nationally, such as at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (2017), Performa, New York (2015); Carriageworks, Sydney (2015); The Poetry Project, New York (2015); UnionDocs, New York (2015); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2015); Carriageworks, Sydney (2015); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2013); and Artspace, Sydney (2011). (http://www.ima.org.au/event/first-thursdays-brian-fuata/ )