Blak Markets stallholder. Image: supplied







Blak Markets kicking off at Bare Island 

by Ashley Little

Our Blak Markets will kick off the year back on Bare Island on Sunday 9 February  with Aboriginal stallholders selling their arts and crafts with everything from native plants to award winning jewellery to silk scarves featuring Aboriginal design.


As always there's a wonderful Festival line up of both contemporary and cultural performances  - this market featuring cultural dance performances by Djiriba Waagur and free interactive session for the kids with Larry Brandy Storytellers.


The Blak Markets are a great chance to buy authentic unique gifts knowing that 100% of the profits go back into Aboriginal communities and this market we also have some great new bushfood drink products to sell such as Boab Nut Iced Tea and non-alcoholic draft beers infused with native plant flavours from Aboriginal businesses in the bushfood industry.


The Blak Markets takes place at Bare Island within the Kamay-Botany Bay National Park with the support of the NSW Parks and Wildlife Service and Randwick City Council.



9:30     Markets Open

10:30   Welcome to  Country and Smoking Ceremony

11:00   Dance performance by Djiriba Waagura

11:30   Singing Performance 

12:00   Larry Brandy Story Telling

2:00     Dance performance by Djiriba Waagura

2:30     Singing Performance 

3pm     Gates close



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