Sydneysiders followed the lights and sounds of the Eora poetic path with the Tumbalong Gatherers during NAIDOC Week 2018.
Produced in collaboration with Red Room Poetry, Lendlease, Darling Quarter, Darling Square and the NSW Government, Tumbalong Gatherers celebrated the essential role that women have played – and continue to play – as active and significant role models at the community, local, state and national levels.
The project brought poetry to Darling Quarter and Darling Square to celebrate NAIDOC Week’s theme ‘Because of her we can’. Tumbalong Boulevard was illuminated by the profound words of the Red Room First Nations poets, presented alongside the visual work of artist David Cragg, giving audiences pause for reflection, plus inspiration to create their own poetry and learnings around First Nations languages.
On the Friday and Saturday nights Red Room hosted special performances from proud poets Joel Davison (Gadigal) and Kirli Saunders (Gunai). They performed poetic works from the exhibition which was live from 8-27 July.