Spend a day with some of Sydney’s most exciting and engaging musicians, performers, artists and cultural leaders to explore the meaning of Our Place...
Our Place: Australian National Maritime Museum X Vivid Ideas
2 Murray Street
Spend a day with some of Sydney’s most exciting and engaging musicians, performers, artists and cultural leaders to explore the meaning of Our Place - Sharing Story, Film, Dance and Song.
Join us for a vibrant and interactive program of live performances, music, workshops, conversation and film as we consider the voyages we make, what we take with us, and what we leave behind.
OUR PLACE: story
** HOW FOOD SHAPES AUSTRALIA **
Museum Theatre, 4pm – 5pm, FREE event, capacity is limited: register here!
From food festivals to celebrity chefs, to sustainable farming to meat pies and banh mi, food underpins and expresses the very essence of our understanding of who we are as Australians.
But what is Australian food?
How does food define us as a contemporary society and how has it shaped us as a nation?
What is the food of the future and how will this change our perceptions of who we are?
Join the inimitable Simon Marnie and an expert panel as they explore diverse perspectives to peel away the layers of Australian identity formed over a hot stove, a bbq, a wok, a fire pit or a wood oven.
Panel members: Keg de Souza, Palisa Anderson, Clarence Slockee
Host and MC: Simon Marnie
** MEHREEN FARUQI and OSMAN FARUQI on family, food and identity **
Museum Theatre, 6pm – 7pm, FREE event, capacity is limited: register here!
Join us for an honest and hearty conversation between mother and son as they share their personal stories of family, food, identity and community in modern Australia.
Migrant, engineer, activist, feminist and politician, Dr Mehreen Faruqi is joined on stage by her son, Osman Faruqi, the Culture News Editor for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.
This is a rare opportunity to share in the highs and lows of a family that can lay claim to being one of the most influential in the current cultural, social and political landscape of Australia.
OUR PLACE: dance, song and story
Museum venues and site, 12pm - 7pm
Be lifted up by the sounds of vocal and ukulele ensemble, Cook Islands Reo Manea, inspired by stories and songs from First Nations Elders and artists, tap your feet to Sydney Sonata Singers as they revive Filipino classics, recite poetry with Mahdi and Jawad from PYT Fairfield and much more. Full program soon to be announced.
- Uncle Wes Marne
- Jannawi Dance Clan
- Women’s Weaving and Connection with Tarni Eastwood
- Agal Dance
- Bahman Kermany
- Mohammed Lelo
- Cook Island Reo Manea
- Jagath Dheerasekara
- Sydney Sonata Singers
- Cicem by Suara Indonesian Dance
- The Mesopotamian Trio
- The Peacemakers Ensemble
- PYT Fairfield presents A Taste of Dorr-e Dari with Mahdi Mohammadi , Jawad Yaqoubi and Hasiba Ebrahimi and Heroines Heritage by Liliana Occhiuto
OUR PLACE: film
** GATHERING HONEY **
stories of family, ceremony, migration and place
Museum venues and site, 12pm-7pm
See our City through the eyes of Western Sydney’s most exciting artists and filmmakers as they share stories of family, ceremony, migration and place.
Featured films include:
- Dreamtime Story, Uncle Wes Marne
- Lullaby, Darug Custodian Aboriginal Corporation
- Break the Cinnamon Branch, Jagath Dheerasekara
- Lamb Shorba, PYT Fairfield
- The Princess and the Bird, Meet+Eat, Curiousworks
- Ashat Edich, Mustafa al Mahdi
- Baaro Part 1, Shivanjani Lal
- Our Country, Agal Dance Company
- Videos for the Grandchildren I'll Never Have, Jason Phu
- Under the table I learnt how to feed you, Justine Youssef
Presented by Vivid Ideas in association with Blacktown Arts and the Australian National Maritime Museum.