20 - 30 NOVEMBER
Corroboree Sydney is a celebration of Australia’s rich Indigenous culture, featuring leading artists, writers, dancers and musicians showcasing their creativity and sharing stories in over 100 free and ticketed events. Experience this unique collaboration of Sydney’s premier arts and cultural organisations across the city and harbour foreshore in 11 days of festivities.


The Corroboree Sydney partners respectfully acknowledge the Gadigal clan of the Eora nations who are the traditional custodians of the land on which the festival takes place.

COLLABORATING PARTNERS

Corroboree 2014 will launch with the colourful Gurung Parade, a procession of school children from Hyde Park to the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Come and join us on the day! For more information please read the letter from Creative Director Hetti Perkins, and don't forget to fill out the application form so you don't miss out.

GURUNG PARADE

Macquarie Street

20 Nov

The lighting of the Corroboree Sydney Firelight is a public ceremony that signifies the official opening of the festival.

FIRELIGHT CEREMONY

MCA Forecourt

21 Nov

The Black Arts Market is a showcase for the works of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and cultural entrepreneurs from Sydney and across NSW.

BLACK ARTS MARKET

MCA Foundation Hall

23 Nov

Sitting on the shores of Sydney Harbour, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) is bringing to life The Rocks Boatshed as a place to celebrate contemporary Aboriginal life in Sydney.

THE ROCKS BOATSHED

Western Promenade Lawn, The Rocks

21 - 23 Nov

This exhibition illustrates the deep connections between Indigenous Australians and the sea. It will reveal the diverse spiritual beliefs, values and complex knowledge systems that continue across Australia today.

GARRIGARRANG: SEA COUNTRY

Australian Museum

21 Nov

Reko Rennie’s commanding installation at the Art Gallery of NSW, combines the iconography of his Kamilaroi heritage with stylistic elements of graffiti and street art.

REKO RENNIE: 'NO SLEEP TILL DREAMTIME'

Art Gallery of NSW

20 - 30 Nov

Homeground is a free outdoor festival held on the Western Broadwalk of Sydney Opera House celebrating the music, dance and culture of Australian and international Indigenous peoples.

HOMEGROUND

Sydney Opera House

22 - 23 Nov

Join the stars of the ground-breaking television series Redfern Now at the State Library of NSW. This is a free event. Bookings are essential.

REDFERN NOW CONVERSATIONS

State Library of NSW

25 Nov

Adam Goodes joins Corroboree Sydney Artistic Director Hetti Perkins at the Art Gallery of NSW for a conversation about being an Indigenous role model and community-focused leader.

ADAM GOODES IN CONVERSATION WITH HETTI PERKINS

Art Gallery of NSW

26 Nov

Learn about the age old tradition of Aboriginal weaving at the Australian Museum. To celebrate our newly opened Sea Country exhibition you will create your own fish or woven object.

Aboriginal Weaving Workshop

Australian Museum

22 - 23 Nov

Bark Boat Building demonstrations will be led by Aboriginal boat builders and staff at the Australian National Maritime Museum, bringing back traditional canoe skills to the communities.

BARK BOAT BUILDING DEMONSTRATION

Australian National Maritime Museum

29 - 30 Nov

Celebrate creativity with the whole family. Pick up your Gallery Explorer to discover amazing artworks followed by an art-making activity.

CORROBOREE SUNDAY FAMILY FUN DAY

Museum of Contemporary Art

30 Nov

A rare opportunity to join Corroboree Sydney’s Council of Elders at various venues throughout the Festival for morning tea and a discussion.

ELDERS' CIRCLE

Various Venues

24 - 28 Nov

In a final celebration of its 25th anniversary, and as a gift to the people of the Eora nation, Bangarra presents a free outdoor performance on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House. MC’d by Deborah Mailman

BANGARRA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS!

Sydney Opera House

30 Nov

Gadigal Information Service in partnership with Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority present Klub Koori – celebrating the launch of five new music artists with a series of music and comedy performances by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, including Daniel Curney, Simone Saunders, Andy Saunders & Shiralee Hood MC Luke Carroll.

BLACK HUMOUR COMEDY NIGHT

Western Promenade Lawn, The Rocks

28 Nov

Council of Elders

The Council of Elders provides advice and support to ensure Corroboree Sydney observes and respects Indigenous cultural protocols.

  • Ms Millie Ingram
  • Mr Charles Madden
  • Mr Roy Kennedy
  • Mrs Elaine Russell
  • Mrs Esme Timbery

Corroboree Curatorial Committee

Corroboree Sydney is a celebration of Indigenous arts and culture initiated and delivered by Indigenous people to share with the wider community. This collaborative endeavour, involving Sydney’s premier arts and cultural organisations is an internationally distinctive festival that celebrates our culture in all its diversity.

  • Philippa McDermott
  • Kim Williams AM
  • Corroboree Sydney Co-Chairpersons

Festival Leadership

Hetti Perkins - Artistic Director

Hetti Perkins, one of Australia's leading Indigenous curators, has been appointed Artistic Director of the festival for 2013-2015. Hetti brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this role as well as her consummate skills in delivering Indigenous programs of international significance.