Koori Gras 2018

Pictured: Nana Miss Koori at Koori Gras 2017.
Embracing new talents and international perspectives on First Peoples queer performance and communities.


19 – 23 February 2018
A series of creative development workshops for First Peoples queer performers, facilitated by Black Foot (Alberta Canada), performance artist Cherish Blood and local guest artists. Workshop participants will be given the opportunity to perform as part of the Black Nulla Cabaret; a First Peoples’ queer performance event with local, national and international guest artists.


6pm – 9pm, Friday 23 February 2018

A community forum with dinner and drinks for local and interstate guests to discuss relevant issues and challenges for First Peoples’ communities.


11am – 12.30pm, Saturday 24 February 2018

An international panel of influential thinkers and artists come together to discuss queer performance from First Peoples’ perspectives. Guest speakers include Associate Professor of Creative Industries at University of the Sunshine Coast, Dr Sandy O’Sullivan, Creative Director of Yirramboi First Nations Art Festival, Jacob Boehme, Cherish Blood (Alberta Canada), performance artist, and more to be announced.


8pm – 11.30pm Saturday 24 February 2018

Dance the night away and enjoy the rich diversity of queer performances by leading local, national and international guests, plus the Black Nulla workshop participants and your favourite drag artists and DJs.

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19 – 24 February 2018
245 Wilson St
Eveleigh NSW 2015

Koori Gras is a vibrant showcase of unique First Peoples culture and community.

Koori Gras is presented by Moogahlin Performing Arts, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, and Carriageworks. This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, the Australia Council for the Arts, and NSW Health.


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