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Fundraiser for Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation

BY Geoff Sirmai | 08-Aug-2012
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World's Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. On Thursday August 9th 2012, at 7.00pm, StoryLines Festival is honoured to be hosting a fundraiser to support Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation in the establishment of a ‘Belonging Place’.
Venue: Bondi Pavilion Theatre
Address: Bondi, NSW
Date: Thursday August 9th, 2012
Time: 7.00pm

The evening will feature

  • The staging of the one act play by award-winning Australian playwright Justin Fleming Junction. In this compelling piece set against the backdrop of a dilapidated and deserted old signal box at a long disused railway junction, a couple look to the voices of the past to guide them into the future.
  • The StoryLines art exhibition Voices & Visions featuring work by artists from Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation, including Uncle Cecil Bowden, and portraits from Sarah Barker’s exhibition ‘Let’s Face It’.
  • Live music from Chris Edwards-Haines
  • Audio installation by composer and sound designer Martin Jamieson
  • Young Didgeridoo player Anthony Traecy, and the newly established dance team ‘the saints’
  • An informal Q&A discussion with the creative team from Junction and representatives of the Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation.
  • The purpose of the evening is to support the establishment of a ‘Belonging Place’; to raise awareness of the history and work of the corporation; and to open a dialogue, to learn, to listen to one another’s stories.

GUEST OF HONOUR:
Her Excellency the NSW Governor Marie Bashir will be attending, and launching the evening.

WHAT: Fundraiser for Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation
WHEN: Thursday August 9th, 2012 at 7.00pm
WHERE: Bondi Pavilion Theatre, Bondi, NSW

StoryLines is a multicultural, multi-arts festival, providing a creative voice for the often unheard stories of Sydney’s minority cultures, launching at NIDA July 31st – August 5th, then transferring to Bondi Pavilion Theatre, before closing on August 26th.

...the aim is simple; to open a dialogue, to learn, to listen to one another’s stories...
one story at a time...to follow the StoryLines to the place where they meet...