With Australia Day upcoming, it's opportune this January the Australian Museum is offering Sydneysiders the opportunity to learn a little more about our First Nations cultures through a series of special events. These will run alongside the award-winning First Nations led exhibition, Unsettled. See below for events that encompass Australia Day, and includes film screenings, the exhibition, a talk series, Nights at the Museum and more.
Wed, Sat, Sun until 27 Jan 2022 at 10.30am, 12noon, 1.30pm - Unsettled Guided Tours - Knowledgeable First Nations staff will connect you with the world's oldest living culture on this guided tour of the AM's award-winning Unsettled exhibition. You'll be privy to an in-depth explanation of First Nations history and a deeper understanding as the meaning of key exhibition objects are illuminated.
Sat 22 Jan 2022 from 12-1pm - Unsettled Talk Series: Children of the Revolution - Hosted by Distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt AO, join guest speakers Pauline Clague, Ganur Maynard and Nicole Watson, as they pay tribute to their parents' legacies. These are the Children of the Revolution paying tribute to the giants of First Nations activism, their parents.
6 Jan-30 Jun 2022 from 5-9pm - Free Event (additional charges apply for the Unsettled tours) - Nights at the Museum - a favourite after-hours event that lets you explore incredible galleries and exhibitions after hours. It comes complete with a weekly lineup of nighttime entertainment and features a special pop-up bar and lounge area, live music, activities and more. The event date 27 Jan features Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Bandjalang and Gumbangirr artist Eric Avery and is the last chance to see the Unsettled exhibition and take a guided tour.
26 Jan 2022 - Free Film Series - There are three films in this series at various times on the same date and all films are free. From 10.30am to 11.30am you have Looky, Looky Here Comes Cooky, a musical documentary that takes a funny and fresh look at the story of Cook from a First Nations' perspective. From 2.30pm-4.30pm you have Sweet Country, which was inspired by real events. It's the plight of an Aboriginal stockman and his wife when they go on the run after he kills a white station owner in self-defence. The last film is High Ground at 12noon, a gripping action story that chronicles the quest of an Aboriginal man to save the last of his family.
Be sure to get your tickets for the ticketed events. See here for the full program and discover other Indigenous events.