Surry Hills Library hosts the launch of this photographic display curated by Carole Johnson.
Through Our Eyes looks at contemporary black dance in Sydney from 1972. Created with, and by, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to communicate their culture through theatrical performance, Carole tells this story from its beginnings in Redfern in response to the political climate of the day. The exhibition includes activities leading to the establishment of Black Theatre Arts and Culture Centre and the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA).
The evening will consist of speeches from Carole, other key figures and performances from NAISDA Dance College.
You can check out the Through Our Eyes: A Sydney Story of Contemporary Black Dance (1972-1979) photographic exhibition at Surry Hills Library from 1 July - 28 August, during Library opening hours. (Images courtesy of Carole Johnson collection and NAISDA collection).
Image: Richard Talonga, Malcolm Cole & Cheryl Stone in 1977, courtesy of NAISDA
Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this exhibition may contain images and names of people who have since passed away.
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