First Hand Aboriginal Workshops and Markets
Held on the first Sunday of every month, this Aboriginal festival of song, dance and food features a wide range of authentic Aboriginal stalls as well as workshops including traditional basket weaving, spear-making and shell art workshops. There will also be 'Catch and Cook Kids' fishing in the morning and a plant and artefact talk all day.
Stalls at the markets include Aboriginal designed clothes, jewellery, artwork, dream catchers, bush tucker foods, spices and paintings. A new feature of the markets is that many stallholders will also be running their own mini-workshops where children will be able to paint their own boomerang or make an artefact to take home with them.
The program is part of a new social enterprise aimed at injecting funds into the local Aboriginal communities, and providing Sydney with the opportunity to learn ancient skills and crafts direct from traditional Aboriginal teachers.