In celebration of NAIDOC Week (8-15 July), this Darling Harbour-based project draws on First Nations languages to engage community, start conversation and link visitors to First Nations Country, language and culture. Poetry inspired by the 2018 NAIDOC theme, 'Because of Her We Can', gave audiences pause for reflection and inspired them to create their own poetry and learnings around First Nations languages.
To celebrate, Red Room Poetry is holding a Twitter poetry competition. Created with community consultation, this competition is about community interactivity, encouraging people to mindfully engage with Gadigal language, poetry and art.
Our Tumbalong Gatherers train campaign (26 June - 9 August, 2018) involved the poetry of Joel Davison published on five Sydney trains to encourage people to visit Darling Square and Darling Quarter to engage with First Nations poetry and art.