The Blak Markets are taking a break from their traditional location of La Perouse in Bare Island and making their way back to The Rocks. Celebrating the work of First Nation small business owners, the markets will present 20 indigenous stalls, craft workshops and entertainment across two days. Shop to your heart’s content knowing that 100% of the profits will go back into enriching Aboriginal communities.
Blak Markets, The Rocks
The markets provide Sydneysiders with an opportunity to experience Indigenous culture through weaving workshops and Indigenous song and dance performances. There will also be First Nations storytelling for the kids, making it a fun and educational experience for all.
Grab authentic and inspired art by InjalakArts or treat yourself to the healing beauty products of Baagi Milaygiin, which is created using native Australian plants. Plus there’s handcrafted jewellery and artwork from Aboriginal woman-owned and operated Balgarra Designs and nutritious snacks by The Unexpected Guest. Other participating stallholders include Wonaruah artist Saretta Art & Design and sculpture and leatherwork of Gamilaraay & Bundjalung artists, Dreaming of Country.
Other stallholders include Larry Brandy Storyteller, Indigigrow, Kaputar Weaving, Burrunju Aboriginal Arts, Miiki Puuri Mandi and many more.
Along with the shopping, market-goers can also expect a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony, Indigenous dance and singing performances and a craft and weaving workshop.
Plus expect coffee and ice cream from a coffee van on-site also 100% Aboriginal-owned and operated. See all participating venues at The Rocks’ website.