This is a week to honour the stories of Aboriginal Australians, to learn from them and to continue taking steps towards a better, more ‘reconciled’ future.

 

What an enormous privilege it is to present a celebration of indigenous culture at the Seymour Centre to mark National Reconciliation Week 2014.

Throughout the week, programs at the Seymour and across the University aim to raise awareness of the historical and contemporary stories and experiences of the first Australians. Our major performance is perfect for this, the brand new show from The Chooky Dancers. The Chooky Dancers tell stories, through joyous contemporary and traditional dance, of one of the most remote corners of Australia, Elcho Island. It promises to be inspiring and great fun. An exhibition of artefacts from Elcho, drawn from the Macleay Museum, accompanies the show.

Reconciliation Week also features some fiery debate with the annual “I’m not racist but…” panel discussion, a free concert on the Friday night showcasing an outstanding indigenous artist (soon to be announced) and the majestic Sea of Hands exhibition on the front lawns of the University, symbolising reconciliation.

This is a week to honour the stories of Aboriginal Australians, to learn from them and to continue taking steps towards a better, more ‘reconciled’ future.

I look forward to seeing you at the Seymour Centre.

Timothy Jones
Artistic Director
Seymour Centre

 

Lights, music and ideas at the University of Sydney

For the first time, the University is taking part in Vivid Sydney by featuring a spectacular illumination of our Quadrangle with Indigenous and local art, performances and Sydney Ideas talks at the Seymour Centre, as well as lighting installations, live entertainment to mark this year’s National Reconciliation Week.

More Information here.