Weave: The Festival of Aboriginal and Pacific Cultures

9:30am to 5:00pm Wednesday 21 March 2018 (Daily event)

Through a series of exhibitions, talks, workshops and drop-in activities, you can join respected Elders, talented artisans and community groups as they weave together their diverse knowledge, experiences and stories to build a better shared future at the Australian Museum’s inaugural Festival of Aboriginal and Pacific Cultures.

Centrepiece of Weave is ‘Gadi’, opening Friday March 2, a landmark exhibition celebrating the rich culture of Aboriginal Sydney through historical, contemporary and archaeological material from AM collections, some of which will be shown in public for the first time.

Headlining the Gadi exhibition will be the creation on-site by Elders and master weavers, of a major sculptural installation dedicated to Aboriginal fisherwomen, including a four-metre-long woven canoe.

Weave will also feature the world premiere of ground-breaking virtual reality film Carriberrie, which takes viewers on an exhilarating 3D journey across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance and music.

Embrace a single experience, or weave your way through the festival program which also includes workshops, Culture Up Late events Oceania Connections and Barrabugu (for tomorrow), Deborah Bird Rose's Human Nature Lecture Gifts of Life in the Shadow of Death, Aboriginal meditation workshops, documentary and video screenings, and a special program for children under five.

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