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Review: Crowning a New Miss First Nation Queen

Miss First Nation drag pageant shines a spotlight on queer First Nations communities and stories, writes Davey Thompson. Blak Critics… Read more

Review: Exorcising Colonial Demons with Blak Mass

Drawing on data from traditional First Nations Songlines and weaving in the sequence of her own DNA, Naretha Williams’s experimental… Read more

Review: Searching for True Representation in Looking for Tiger Lily

Humour used as a medium for healing as Looking for Tiger Lily puts a queer spin on First Nations storytelling,… Read more

Review: Youthquake Collapses Colonial Narratives

Art has an incredible power to make us feel, and dis rupt‘s Blak youth takeover of Hamer Hall was exhilarating… Read more

Review: Disrupting City Streets with Blak Culture

The citywide Blak-out of Barring Yanabul performances opened Melbourne’s eyes to its First Nations heart, writes Timmah Ball. Blak Critics… Read more

Review: The Sins of the Father

Tales of an Urban Indian is a powerful one-man show on a bus that deals with shame, trauma and hope,… Read more

Review: It’s the End of the World, But the Dancing is Fine

In a collaboration with Taiwanese First Nations creatives, Negotiating Home x Red Earth explored the environmental crisis we’re currently facing,… Read more

Review: A Hop, Skip and a Dance

Jasmin Sheppard danced for women everywhere in her performance on the streets of Melbourne for Barring Yanabul, writes Monique Grbec…. Read more

Review: The Blood Line Continues

Blood Quantum blends the arts of dance, narrative storytelling and projected images to relay the hard truths about the Stolen… Read more

Review: Blood Flows in Night River

Mark Coles Smith’s musical alias Kalaji premiers a multisensory dreamscape in Night River, writes Monique Grbec. Blak Critics is a… Read more