Sydney parents, if you haven’t taken your kids to visit the Blak Markets, now is the time to check out when this terrific indigenous event is on.
At the Blak Markets (which are held in several locations around Sydney during the year), you can buy arts and crafts directly from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who make them.
You can also watch performances and take part in workshops. The sorts of things you can find include:
- Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony
- Dancer Performance
- Singing performance
- Cooking Demos
- Traditional Indigenous Games
We visited the Blak Markets at Barangaroo, here are a few of the things we saw and enjoyed then.
The Blak Markets are organised by First Hand Solutions, a non-profit organisation which is creating hands on solutions to issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Recents First Hand activities include running an IndigiDads and kids camp and IndigiGrow, a bushfoods education and planting program.
The Blak Markets are held several times a year so do keep an eye open for the next ones. They are often held at Barangaroo and at La Perouse.
We really enjoyed our visit, eating bush tucker in the city is a great novelty and seeing beautiful arts and crafts plus dance and workshops is terrific.
For us and the kids!