Ngalu Warrawi Marri (We Stand Strong) will be postponed until Thursday 19 May to help ensure the safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, Community and other visitors, given the increased risk of COVID-19.

A Nights at the Museum event will be held on Thursday 27 January to celebrate the final night of the award-winning Unsettled exhibition. Learn more: here.


Artwork by Charlotte Allingham.
Artwork by Charlotte Allingham. Image: Charlotte Allingham
© Charlotte Allingham

Ngalu warrawi marri means “we stand strong” in the Sydney language. This popular up late event returns in May 2022 to celebrate the continued resistance and ongoing resilience of First Nations Peoples, and features an outstanding line-up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, performers and activists.

Experience live music, spoken word, hands-on workshops, artwork projections, talks and panel discussions that will respond to Survival Day and interrogate the way we celebrate national identity. Marking the 50-year anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, performers and guests alike are invited to reflect on this history and the continuing legacy of strength and survival.

First Nations voices will join together to share lived experiences of colonisation and reclaim First Nations ownership. Guests will encounter truth-telling and an opportunity to challenge their own perceptions.

Featuring performances by Eric Avery, Ziggy Ramo, Kirli Saunders, and Rob Waters, and artworks by Tony Albert, Charlotte Allingham (Coffin Birth) and Genevieve Stewart.



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