The Blak Markets will celebrate its fifth birthday back where it all started on Bare island at La Perouse with a Christmas market on Sunday 16 December.
According to CEO of First Hand Solutions, Peter Cooley, the Blak Markets is proud to be back at it's spiritual home to celebrate its fifth birthday. "I want to thank Randwick City Council for their ongoing support for the markets which will see the event continue on Bare Island until at least June 2020."
The Blak Markets has now developed into a major tourism experience not just for La Perouse but for NSW, with their National Indigenous NAIDOC Art Fair held annually at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in the Rocks. "Our heart is in La Perouse and we are so pleased we can continue this important economic development social enterprise into the future on Bare Island, La Perouse," Peter said.
Randwick Mayor Kathy Neilson said Randwick Council is a proud supporter of the Blak Markets. "They are a celebration of cultural diversity in our community, and something that makes Australia a great place to live,” said Mayor Kathy Neilson. “The Markets are a great opportunity to showcase authentic and unique gifts, with all of the profits going back into Aboriginal communities. They are also a great way of featuring the arts, crafts, foods and performances of one of the oldest living cultures in the world.”
The Blak Markets will run from 10am till 4pm on Sunday December 16. Entertainment for the day includes cultural dancing and singing by Charlie Trindall along with weaving workshops with Auntie Karleen Green. Entry is $2.50 with children under 5 free.
This Blak Markets takes place at Bare Island within the Kamay-Botany Bay National Park with the support of the NSW Parks and Wildlife Service.