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A dynamic open-air market in Barangaroo

The iconic Blak Markets return to Barangaroo Reserve on Sunday, 3 December 2017, with over 30 stallholders offering unique indigenous arts, crafts and produce, plus free entertainment and delicious bush tucker in a family-friendly setting. Entry is FREE.

This Christmas-themed event is set to be one of Blak Markets' biggest events yet as Stargazer Lawn will be transformed into a dynamic open-air market from 10am to 4pm. Come along and purchase unique gifts for friends and family this Christmas, knowing that 100% of the profits go back into Aboriginal communities. From original and affordable aboriginal artworks to handmade beauty products, handicrafts to one-of-a-kind homewares and jewellery, there are gifts for all ages.

Blak Markets are also thrilled to continue their Heart in Art program which they launched during NAIDOC and have 6 remote Aboriginal art centres from outback Australia bringing the very best and latest fine artwork to the December market including Rukaji Designs, Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, Bula'bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation, Warnayaka Art and Injalak art.

Bush tucker is an integral part of the Blak Market experience and this market is no exception, offering live cooking demonstrations with Mark Olive (aka the Black Olive) Indigenous Australian celebrity chef and Bundjulung man who has introduced many to indigenous cuisine through his TV series and Jody Orcher, Ularai Barkandji woman and champion of indigenous ingredients.

Arts and craft will remain a focus with the Shellworkers of La Perouse Marilyn Russell and Esme Timbery hosting shell-making workshops and Ronnie Jordan demonstrating weaving. The Waradah dancers will also be performing and Larry Brandy Storytellers will present interactive hunting and gathering performances for children.

The Blak Markets are organised by First-Hand Solutions and hosted by Barangaroo. First-Hand Solutions is an Aboriginal charity providing cultural reconnection programs for urban Aboriginal young people and profits from the Blak Markets are invested into these programs.

Come along with the whole family and enjoy all that Blak Markets has to offer this festive season. It will be the final event for 2017!

Barangaroo Reserve is easily accessible by bus, ferry or train. Car parking is also available under Barangaroo Reserve via the entry at Towns Place ($12 flat rate).

For more information about the participating stallholders, workshops and to purchases artworks and wares online, please visit

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When: Sunday 3rd December 2017 / 10am to 4pm
Where: Stargazer Lawn, Barangaroo Reserve, Barangaroo, NSW
Cost: FREE Entry
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