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Talk the Change / Change the Talk: An Exhibition of Aboriginal Reconciliation - FREE Launch and Live Music Event

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'Talk the Change / Change the Talk: An Exhibition of Aboriginal Reconciliation' is proudly presented by Fairfield City Museum and Gallery.

This multimedia exhibition will open to the public with a special launch event on Saturday 28th November 2015 from 2pm to 5pm and will then run until Saturday 13th February 2016.

It is FREE to attend the launch event, which will be followed by a live music event.

Curated by Blak Douglas and Lena Nahlous, this unique group exhibition will showcase contemporary arts, oral histories, music and stories celebrating the strength and survival of our Aboriginal communities.


History. Resistance. Resilience. Self-determination. Recognition. Rights. Change.

Participating artists include Mervyn Bishop, Karla Dickens, Blak Douglas, Guntawang Aboriginal Women's Group, Willurai Kirkbright, Munkimuk, Elaine Pelot Syron and Leanne Tobin.

The exhibition also includes paintings by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Bonnyrigg High School and stories and interviews from local elders.

The launch event will be opened by journalist, author and filmmaker Jeff McMullen. Jeff has been a household name in Australia for 50 years, as a foreign correspondent for the ABC, reporter for Four Corners and 60 Minutes, and host of forums on the National Indigenous Television Network.

Jeff has campaigned locally and internationally for the human rights of Indigenous people.

As part of this launch event, event-goers will enjoy live music performances by:

  • Blak Douglas, urban artist, storyteller and didgeridoo player

  • Brothablack, founding member South West Syndicate

  • Jacinta Tobin, Darug singer and music educator

  • MC Trey, vocalist and hip-hop activist

  • Ahmad Al Rady, wordsmith and founder, Bankstown Poetry Slam

    Munkimuk, Grandfather of Australian Indigenous Hip Hop will host the live music event and open mic also.

    All are welcome to attend this all-ages family-friendly event.

    Please RSVP if you would like to attend the launch event by contacting 9609 3993 or emailing museumgallery@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au

    The exhibition is presented by Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, a project of Fairfield City Council.

    For more information on what's on, please visit www.facebook.com/FairfieldCityMuseum

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    When: Saturday 28 November 2015, 2-5pm - Exhibition runs until Saturday 13th February 2016.
    Where: Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, Cnr The Horsley Dr and Oxford St (entry via Oxford St)
    Cost: Free entry
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