Centre for Contemporary Photography

Taking it Blak | Performances

Please join us for an all-female afternoon of Indigenous music and performance curated by Dani Sib, to celebrate the final day of our current exhibitions.

Created in association with the exhibition 'Taking it Blak' by Moorina Bonini and Pierra Van Sparkes, this program will feature performances by Maylene Slater-Burns, Savanna Krüger and Dani Sib.

Originally from Lombadina, WA, Dani Sib is a proud Baad and Yawuru woman. Now based in Naarm, Sib hopes to inspire the younger generation of First Nations people through her music. She has participated in the Multicultural Arts Victoria Visible mentorship program and worked closely with well-known Melbourne folk/pop singer-songwriter Gossling. In 2018 Sib was awarded the Darebin Music Feast's Event Producer Mentorship program 'AMPLIFY' and under the mentorship of Jessie Lloyd curated Jirrmujina Liyan (songs for spirit) featuring a diverse line-up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Maylene Slater-Burns is a singer songwriter from Melbourne, living on Kulin Lands. Maylene writes to inspire conversations about identity and vulnerability. Her soft ballads are haunting, uplifting and thought provoking. Through her parents, Maylene is a part of the Kamilaroi, Wiradjuri, Kuku Djungan and Gangalidda Aboriginal Nations. Maylene is a proud activist for Aboriginal Self-determination and loudly calls for federal government reform over the treatment of First Nations Peoples in Australia.

Savanna Krüger is a proud Wotjobaluk and South Sea islander woman born and raised in the Indigenous arts community in Naarm. Influenced by all her (strong, deadly, loud, complicated) Arty Aunties™, Savanna is passionate about black women’s expression through visual and performing arts, writing and music.

CCP acknowledges that we meet and work on what always was and always will be the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, as well as to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the wider Melbourne community and beyond. Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded.

Thank you to the City of Yarra Council and their Small Project Grant Program for providing artist fees for this project.

Image: Dani Sib, photo by Naomi Lee Beverage, mural by Ray Thomas. 

*In registering to participate in this event, you acknowledge you will enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur.

By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by CCP and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar CCP events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of CCP. You release CCP, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitising, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings.

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