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MARRUGEKU CELEBRATES 25 YEARS WITH LAUNCH OF NEW BOOK

Marrugeku – Australia’s unique Indigenous and intercultural dance company – celebrates 25 years of ground-breaking performance this month with the online launch of its stunning book, Marrugeku: Telling That Story.  

Published by Performance Research Books, Wales, and stunningly designed by Alphabet Studio with over 140 images, Telling That Story traces the inception of Marrugeku in the small Kunwinjku community of Kunbarlanja in West Arnhem Land to its current homes on Yawuru Country, Broome, and Gadigal Land, Sydney.

The voices of June Oscar, Patrick Dodson, Djon Mundine, Vicki van Hout, Alison Croggan, Omid Tofighian and more are shared through essays and interviews presented alongside script excerpts and documentation to provide a rich representation of Marrugeku’s incredible legacy and emerging future directions. 

There will be a live streamed launch of the book on Wednesday 29 September at 8pm.

At the launch you’ll hear from editors Helen Gilbert, Dalisa Pigram and Rachael Swain in conversation with Latai Taumoepeau, as well as excerpts shared by contributors. This magnificent commemorative publication will be launched by Marrugeku’s Patron Yawuru leader Senator Patrick Dodson. Continue reading MARRUGEKU CELEBRATES 25 YEARS WITH LAUNCH OF NEW BOOK

CARRIAGEWORKS: 2018 PROGRAM AND 1.2 MILLION VISITORS IN 2017

This image: THE HORSE TROTTED ANOTHER COUPLE OF METRES, THEN IT STOPPED (Katharina Grosse )
Banner Image: Thelma Plum, Solid Ground artist-in-residence for 2018. Image: Cole Benetts

Carriageworks today announced 1.2 million visitors will engage with the Carriageworks Program in 2017 whilst unveiling a dynamic program for 2018 spanning contemporary art, dance, performance, music, screen, food and ideas. In 2018 the Artistic Program will support 690 artists and will present 70 projects, including 10 world premieres, 17 international works and 17 new Australian commissions.

Highlights include three large-scale, site-specific exhibitions by international contemporary artists Katharina Grosse (Germany), Ryoji Ikeda (Japan) and Nick Cave (USA), as well as three world premiere works by Carriageworks Resident Companies: Sydney Chamber Opera, Marrugeku and Force Majeure, and the presentation of leading cultural events including the 21st Biennale of Sydney, the 2018 Sydney Writers’ Festival and Sydney Contemporary 2018.

In 2018 Carriageworks will continue to be home to eight artists in supported studios in the Clothing Store in partnership with UrbanGrowth NSW. From January Carriageworks will introduce 10 new food events, including masterclasses, live cooking demonstrations and continue The Night Market series presenting Australia’s very best chef’s and producers.

Carriageworks Director Lisa Havilah said: “We are excited to be bringing an extraordinary Program of international works, new commissions and large scale works to Sydney. ”  Continue reading CARRIAGEWORKS: 2018 PROGRAM AND 1.2 MILLION VISITORS IN 2017