Broken Glass

Photo Credit: Joshua Morris
A powerful exploration of death and mourning rituals in First Peoples communities. Presented by Moogahlin Performing Arts with Blacktown Arts for Sydney Festival.

A powerful installation and performance work that illuminates the rituals of death and mourning in New South Wales and Victorian First Peoples communities. 

Set on-site at an historic church and cemetery, the work explores the mourning processes of First Nations women through memory, surrogation, lore, customs, the secular, the sacred, and myth.

Key artists Lily Shearer, Liza-Mare Syron, Andrea James, Aroha Groves, and Katie Leslie occupy St Bartholomew’s Church and Cemetery in Prospect – Darug country – to create an intimate, enlightening and moving experience.

Important Information

This work contains nudity.

This show has a complete lockout. Please arrive 15 minutes early as latecomers will not be admitted.

There is no parking on site at St Bartholomew’s Church and Cemetery. A free wheelchair accessible shuttle bus will transport patrons from The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre to St Bartholomew’s Church. The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre is located at 78 Flushcombe Rd Blacktown. A shuttle bus timetable will be available at

Project Supporters/Partners

The development and presentation of Broken Glass is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, the Australia Council for the Arts, Blacktown City Council, and the Crown Resorts Foundation.


11 – 21 January 2018


Performances: Thu–Sun 7.30pm, Sat & Sun 2pm
Installation: Thu & Fri 11am–4pm


St Bartholomew’s Church & Cemetery
Ponds Road, Prospect 2148
A free shuttle bus from the Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre will transport you to the venue


90 mins.


Performances: $30 plus booking fee
Installation: Free

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