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An EORA Poetic path in Darling Harbour celebrates NAIDOC Week’s theme ‘Because of Her We Can’.

Darling Square and Darling Quarter with Red Room Poetry acknowledge the invaluable contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women through poetic moments.

First Nations poets Jeanine Leane (Wiradjuri), Kirli Saunders (Gunai and Gundungurra Custodian), Joel Davison (Gadigal), Ali Cobby Eckermann (Yankunytjatjara and Kokatha), Lorna Munro (Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi) present their heartfelt words alongside the visual work of artist David Cragg.

Immerse yourself in the evocative words of some of Australia's finest poets on the NAIDOC theme of 'Because of Her We Can'. Lean into the beautiful languages of the First People, create a short poem or just let the words flow over you.


Get involved

Visit the exhibition Friday 7 July - Wednesday 25 July

The exhibition will be installed at Darling Square (next to Steam Mill Lane) and Darling Quarter.


Friday 20 July

Darling Square: 5.00 - 5.30pm
Darling Quarter: 6.00- 6.30pm
Darling Square: 7.00 - 7.30pm
Darling Quarter: 8.00 - 8.30pm

Join proud Gadigal poet Joel Davison and proud Gunai poet Kirli Saunders as they perform poetic works from the Tumbalong Gatherers exhibition at Darling Square and Darling Quarter over two nights.

Snap a photo of our train banners!

To celebrate NAIDOC week, Red Room Poetry has published excerpts of poetry from Gadigal poet Joel Davison. Share a photo with us on instagram @RedRoomPoetry with the hastag #gadigalpoetry.

Contribute a poem

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.

Find out more


Partners & Supporters

Australia Council of the Arts
Create NSW
Darling Square Lendlease
Place Management NSW
Darling Quarter
Wiltsire & Dimas
S&J Media



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Visit our online store to purchase publications and materials from this project. The Red Room Company is a not-for-profit organisation. All funds raised support the ongoing work of The Red Room Company.