Connecting with the culture of First Peoples

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Australian Museum’s curation this month gives locals the chance to reflect and connect with First Nations cultures in aseries of special events, alongside the award-winning First Nations led exhibition, Unsettled. The program entails a selection of free First Nations film screenings, a trailblazing exhibition and a celebration of icons in First Nations activism. The after-hours event series also relaunches with the return of its pop-up bar and lounge area featuring live music and activities.

Event Details:

Unsettled Guided Tours: Connect with the world’s oldest living culture with a guided tour of the AM’s award-winning Unsettled exhibition by our knowledgeable First Nations staff. The tour guides provide an in-depth explanation of First Nations history and offer a deeper understanding of our nation as they illuminate the meaning of key exhibition objects.

Nights at the Museum: Sydney’s favourite after-hours culture fix is back from 6 January 2022. Every Thursday night the AM will be open until 9pm, giving you the chance to explore incredible galleries and exhibitions after hours. The weekly line-up of night-time entertainment features a special pop-up bar and lounge area, live music, activities and more. The Nights at the Museum event on 27 January features Ngiyampaa, Yuin, Bandjalang and Gumbangirr artist Eric Avery and is the last chance to see the Unsettled exhibition and take a guided tour.  

FREE Film Series

Looky, Looky Here Comes Cooky
This musical documentary by cheeky performer Steven Oliver is a funny and fresh look at the story of Cook from a First Nations’ perspective. 

Sweet Country
Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, Australia. When an Aboriginal stockman kills a white station owner in self-defence, he and his wife go on the run. They are pursued across the outback. Starring Hamilton Morris, Shanika Cole, Sam Neill and Bryan Brown.

High Ground
Set against the rich landscape of Arnhem land, High Ground is a gripping action story that chronicles the quest of an Aboriginal man to save the last of his family. Starring Jacob Junior Nayinggul and Simon Baker.

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