Through a series of exhibitions, talks, workshops and drop-in activities, you can join respected Elders, talented artisans and community groups as they weave together their diverse knowledge, experiences and stories to build a better shared future at the Australian Museum’s inaugural Festival of Aboriginal and Pacific Cultures, Weave.
The centerpiece of Weave is ‘Gadi’, a landmark exhibition celebrating the rich culture of Aboriginal Sydney through historical, contemporary and archaeological material from the AM’s collections, some of which will be shown in public for the first time.
Headlining the Gadi exhibition will be the creation on-site, by Elders and master weavers, of a major sculptural installation dedicated to Aboriginal fisherwomen, which includes a four-metre-long woven canoe.
Weave will feature the world premiere of the ground-breaking virtual reality film Carriberrie, which takes viewers on an exhilarating 3D journey across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance and music, from Uluru to Moa and Sydney Harbour.
And for children there will be a special month of “Tiny Tots” and “Mini Explorers”, children’s programs: led by Aboriginal educators, the Under-5s education programs teach children about local Gadigal culture and introduce weaving games in fun, interactive play sessions.