Around the Outside #2
Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together.
Celebrating NAIDOC Week
To celebrate NAIDOC week Firstdraft is presenting a series of performances and readings by Josie Baker, Eric Avery and Lorna Munro. Join us from 12-4pm for a BBQ and these outstanding performances.
BBQ by donation to Mudgin-Gal.
July exhibitions by Mandy Quadrio (QLD), Michelle Kuen Suet Fung (HK), Eme (SYD) and Francesca Zak (SYD) showing.
About the Artists
Joseph Cardona is a descendant from the Malak Malak tribe from Daly River, NT and Badu Island- Torres Strait Islands. Born in Darwin, Joseph Studied Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance in Melbourne at Bartuccio Dance Studios. Over the years Joseph created his alter Ego Josie Baker!! Josie has performed at such events such as Darwin NAIDOC Ball, Club Koori Sydney, Cocoon Beach Club in Bali, Fair Day Sydney and produced her first cabaret show "This is She". Josie Baker is the winner of the Inaugural Miss First Nations contest.
Lorna Munro is a proud Wiradjuri/Gamilaroi woman who has been an active member of her community since the age of 13. She is an emerging multi-disciplinary artist, working with visual arts, poetry, performance, language and writing. She is also a broadcaster, emerging playwright and set designer. Lorna’s work was featured in Boomali’s 2010 exhibition, Celebrating 25 years of strength, and she has designed and produced sets and installation pieces for The Belvoir Theatre’s production of Don’t Take your Love to Town, adapted and directed by Leah Purcell and Eamon Flack. Lorna’s TV and film acting credits include ABC’s Australia on Trial (2012), The Years That Made Us (2013), Redfern Now (2012), and Redfern Now II (2013). She has performed extensively as a spoken word artist, including in the Sydney Writers Festival in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Eric Avery is a Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Bandjalang and Gumbangirr artist. A musician, dancer and composer, Eric works with his family’s custodial songs to combine and create an experience of his peoples culture. An avid violinist, Eric started learning classical music by ear when he was 11 and continued on to train at Newtown Performing Arts. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Music (Classical Performance, Violin) at the Australian Institute of Music. He combines his skills on the violin to perform classical music and create new contemporary music expressing his Koori (NSW Aboriginal) heritage.
Mudgin-Gal is an Aboriginal organisation based in inner-city Sydney. As a service run by Aboriginal women, for Aboriginal women, it is unique. Mudgin-Gal means ‘women’s place’.
It offers safe haven and active support for women, girls and their young families through services that, because they are offered peer to peer are again, unique.
These services span Mudgin-Gal’s day-to-day operations and welcoming presence as a drop-in centre and source of positive cultural and social networking, through to dedicated programs in areas such as in-home family support; provision of expert referral for accommodation, legal and medical support and court support and post-release services.