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KOORI GRAS at 107
February 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - February 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm UTC+11
Koori Gras is a vibrant showcase of unique First Peoples culture and community. Curated by Tim J Bishop, Liza-mare Syron, and Mish Sparks, Koori Gras is produced by Moogahlin Performing Arts in association with 107 Projects, Intimate Spectacle, Studio Mod and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Tuesday 21 February – Sunday 26 February
107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern
EVENTS WITHIN KOORI GRAS
*** Koori Gras Exhibition, Tuesday 21 February – Sunday 26 February ***
A chronology of First Peoples participation in the Mardi Gras Parade researched and compiled by Tim Bishop.
The timeline history is a community site and owned space providing a platform for shared stories and history for First Peoples gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, sistergirl, brotherboy, inter-sexed and queer community from Nations wide, their partners and families.
Interactive history of First Peoples entries in the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade http://www.blackmardigras.net
The Koori Gas exhibition will highlight key images and artefacts from this extraordinary project.
*** Black Nulla, Friday 24 February ***
For one special night only, the 107 Projects cabaret space will come alive with renowned black drag performers with an after show mixing space, DJ Black President and bar. (LIMITED TICKETS! Click link for tickets.) https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=247296
*** Black Point, Saturday 25 February ***
Black Point is a large communal table that will be set throughout the week of Koori Gras specifically for First Peoples to have a place to meet during Mardi Gras. The table will encourage dialogue between strangers and will have a healthy supply of information about local services and events.
On Saturday 25 February the table becomes the backdrop for a communal “feed” and open mic night for First People and their guests. Bring a plate and share your stories of black involvement in the Mardi Gras parades.