EROS - The Blak Project - Fundraiser - Sat 16th Aug

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 16:41


EROS - The Blak Project - Fundraiser

Sat 16th Aug

Arthouse will host a dynamic night of indigenous performance, art and culture in support of the writing project Eros – The Blak Project.

Eros – The Blak Project is an indigenous writing project being co-ordinated by Fiona Wirrer-George, that involves some 10 indigenous artists from across Australia.

The group are holding a fund-raising night of dynamic and exciting indigenous music, dance and arts to raise funds to support their current bold and innovative project.

The show will feature a smorgasbord of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and dance performers, including singer/electric guitarist Lee Morgan (Gunditjmara – Victoria) and local happening band In The Element, plus Norah Bagiri and local legends Danny Bani and Will Kepa.

There will a dynamic program of indigenous dance with performances by Baiwa Dance Company founder Rita Pryce, local artist Bernie Singleton and his dancers and independent performing artist Earl Rosas.

Lee "Sonnyboy" Morgan hails from the Gunditjmara Kirrae Whurrong clan from the southwest of Victoria.

He creates a revolutionary blend of soulful country rock, and has performed and appeared on many albums as a guitar-gun for hire with some of Australia's legendary musical talents including Shane Howard, Archie Roach, Rubie Hunter, Jessica Mauboy, Jimmy Barnes and Paul Kelly.

"Sonnyboy" is a childhood nickname given to Lee by his elders that carries the teaching and memories of spending time out on the Framlingham mission as a boy. He continues the storytelling that was inspired by his indigenous grandfather, the great Banjo Clarke (Wisdom Man).

In The Element emerge from the Tropical North with diverse experiences to create a lush indie/reggae/soul fusion. Based in Cairns far north Queensland, this culturally diverse band draw from their combined heritage to create a melting pot of new music that crosses genres and styles.

The Eros Fundraiser will also feature local indigenous art works, raffles and fun for all.

Sat 16th August

Arthouse – 240 Scott St (via McCoombe St)

Doors open 6.00pm – Show from 6.30pm

Tickets: $15 at the door

Come, Yarn, Mingle, Support, Have Fun and Be Deadly!


Australian International Animation Festival - Fri 8th & Sat 9th Aug

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 16:39


Australian International Animation Festival - Presented by End Credits Film Club and Animation Alliance Australia Inc | ASIFA Australia – Featuring: Filmmaker Kevin Schreck (USA)

Fri 8th & Sat 9th Aug

The 11th Australian International Animation Festival is an internationally renowned event featuring over 100 prestigious films across a range of styles, genres and techniques.

Read more: Australian International Animation Festival - Fri 8th & Sat 9th Aug