Looky Looky Here comes Cooky film still

This 26 January, experience the first movie in our free Unsettled Film Series. Presented by the cheeky and heartfelt poet and performer Steven Oliver, Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky explores connection to Country, resistance and survival.

A songline for 21st century Australia – this musical documentary is a funny and fresh look at the story of Cook from a First Nations’ perspective.

The film features an outstanding cast of Indigenous singer-songwriters, including Mo’Ju, Alice Skye, Kev Carmody, Birdz, Fred Leone and Mau Power, and music producer Daniel Rankine P.K.A. Trials (founding member of AB Original).

Known for their powerful music, this diverse group of artists perform original songs – both in First Languages and English – that speak directly to the past and future of Australia, asking does Australia have a blurred history of Cook?

Rated M

Age recommendation: 15+



Event entry is free, registrations are a must.


Steven Oliver

Steven Oliver is a descendant of the Kuku-Yalanji, Waanyi, Gangalidda, Woppaburra, Bundjalung and Biripi peoples. He was born in Cloncurry in North West Queensland and grew up in Townsville before moving to Perth to study performing arts. He has worked with numerous theatre companies and arts organisations across Australia but became notorious with the ABC hit sketch show Black Comedy as a writer/actor/associate producer.



Steven Oliver

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