Blak Markets returning to Barangaroo Reserve this weekend (Sydney)

For one day only this Sunday 4th December the gorgeous Barangaroo Reserve will play host to the renowned Blak Markets, a curated event which brings in outdoor market stalls, free entertainment and even a few tours of the historic new site. Australia’s rich indigenous culture will also be highlighted as Nawi Cove is shaped into an open-air marketplace with bush tucker stalls, weaving workshops and a live performance by Sydney singer-songwriter Marcus Corowa along with traditional storytelling, Aboriginal dance, shell workshops and Aboriginal arts and crafts.

Aboriginal chef Mark Olive (The Black Olive) will be on hand for a live outdoor cooking demonstation which will aim to teach visitors about bush tucker and traditional cooking methods. He’ll be in good company with independent businesses like Fred’s Bush Tucker, Lemon Myrtle Harvest and Cleonie Quayle Aboriginal Jewellery.

The first Blak Markets at Barangaroo Reserve was held earlier this year as part of NAIDOC week, raising funds which were and will be once again reinvested into cultural reconnection programs for urban Aboriginal youth by Aboriginal charity First Hand Solutions.

“We’re excited to bring the Blak Markets back to Barangaroo to highlight the extraordinary art, craft and creativity of the country’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities, while providing training and casual employment opportunities to young Aboriginal people through food and beverage preperation, retail and event management”, said Peter Cooley CEO of First Hand Solutions.

Cultural tours will be offered on the hour between 11am and 2pm and the market will open from 9:30am, lasting until 3pm. For more information head to

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Chris Singh

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