Jobs Events Advertise Newsletter

Uncle Jack Charles honoured in Yirramboi festival opening in Naarm

Emma Ruben -

The late Jack Charles has been honoured through the opening of the Yirramboi festival.

The opening night on May 4 was conducted at the Uncle Jack Charles Festival hub and celebrated Blak love, joy and excellence. The hub will be a gathering place for the 300 First Nations creatives who are taking over Naarm (Melbourne) for the next 10 days.

In their fourth year and most accessible festival yet, their 2023 program sees over 70 per cent of new works taking up the program.

The opening weekend will see a citywide 'blak out' with Yirramboi's free headlining events Barring Yanabul and the Uncle Archie Roach Block Party, on Saturday, May 6.

Yirramboi lead creatives Sherene Stewart and J-Maine Beezley said there's something for everyone in the fourth iteration of the festival.

"We're incredibly excited to have opened the festival with such a strong message: First Nations culture is ever evolving and absolutely thriving," they said.

"We invite everyone from all cultures, to celebrate with us. With over 170 shows and performances, there really is something for everyone."

Other events at the festival include Brraing Yanabul, an immersive experience and installation across the city taking place for the first time at night.

The Uncle Archie Roach Block Party will present a live music line-up of Blak excellence with rapper Kobie Dee, triple j host Nooky, RnB singer-songwriter Keely and son of Archie Roach, Amos Roach.

Yirramboi concludes on May 14.


Stories of the sky to illuminate the sails of Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House will unveil its latest projection, Badu Gili: Celestial,...
Maria Marouchtchak 15 Dec 2023
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2023 arrives, showcasing Queensland's Black excellence
Beginning on Thursday, the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is an annual arts a...
Rhiannon Clarke 13 Jul 2023
Beats, basketball and Black excellence at Barangaroo
Beats, basketball and Black excellence gathered at Barangaroo at the NAIDOC free...
Rhiannon Clarke 7 Jul 2023
Gascoyne Bee makes a buzz at Gwoonwardu Mia’s Mungurragurra Burrowing bee community day 
A unique and culturally significant Gascoyne Bee species made a buzz at the Gwoo...
Rhiannon Clarke 30 Jun 2023

   Emma Ruben   

Simon and Williams called up to Matildas Squad for FIFA Women's World Cup 2023
Goalkeeper Lydia Williams and striker Kyah Simon have been called up to the Mati...
Emma Ruben 3 Jul 2023
Masterclass attendee becomes investor in new Blak Angels initiative
It wasn't too long ago Alisha Geary was a Dream Ventures masterclass graduate. ...
Emma Ruben 29 Jun 2023
Parramatta Park full of music, food and dance for Burramatta NAIDOC Day
Burramatta NAIDOC Day will return for another year at Parramatta Park for a free...
Emma Ruben 30 Jun 2023
Bianca Hunt looking bold in Bonds, and set to star in new show
The last time we saw her on our screens, she was clothed in camouflage and battl...
Emma Ruben 27 Jun 2023