Family Fun Day celebrates Logan’s Indigenous culture
Family Fun Day was a community event recently held at Logan Art Gallery, celebrating the stories and designs of Logan’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with live music and performance, artist talks, workshops, food and a special artisan marketplace.
Blaklash Projects coordinated the event, which was supported by BEMAC (through RASN funding) and Logan City Council, and highlighted and celebrated the outcomes of the Our stories and designs exhibition, a group exhibition of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women artists.
Participating artists and creative professionals were able to gain valuable professional development opportunities and employment at the event, which included artist talks and workshops led by exhibiting artists. The unique artisan marketplace was also a highlight for the crowds, featuring contemporary design products created by the exhibiting artists, further promoting the creative wealth of local artists to the region.
Blaklash Projects are a 100% Aboriginal owned business delivering cultural events and creative projects that showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices. Director Amanda Hayman grew up in Logan City and has taken this opportunity to curate the Our stories and designs exhibition and associated Family Fun Day as a means to give back to her community.