21 Feb 2017 – 26 Feb 2017
Koori Gras was a vibrant showcase of unique First Peoples culture and community. Curated by Tim J Bishop, Liza-mare Syron, and Mish Sparks (Mod Productions), Koori Gras was produced by Moogahlin Performing Arts in association with 107, Intimate Spectacle and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi 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. The Koori Gras exhibition will highlight key images and artefacts from this extraordinary project.
Opening Tuesday 21st February | 6–8pm.
Exhibition continued until Sunday 26th February.
Black Nulla: Friday 24 February | 7.30pm
For one special night only, the 107 cabaret space came alive with renowned black drag performers with an after show mixing space, DJ Black President and bar.
Black Point: Saturday 25 February | 7.30pm
Black Point was a large communal table that was set throughout the week of Koori Gras specifically for First Peoples to have a place to meet during Mardi Gras.
The table encouraged dialogue between strangers and had a healthy supply of information about local services and events.
On Saturday 25 February the table became the backdrop for a communal “feed” and open mic night for First People and their guests. Guests brought a plate and shared their stories of blak involvement in the Mardi Gras parades.