Event SHOW UP: A celebration of Black Music

SHOW UP: A celebration of Black Music

Final Friday

08 July 2022
6.30pm - 9.30pm

To celebrate NAIDOC week and farewell Jenn Nkiru’s show ⁠REBIRTH IS NECESSARY join us for an evening of Hip Hop music, culture, party and performance by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, curated by Shannon Brett.

SHOW UP and hit the dancefloor to classic 90s RnB and hip hop tunes spun by DJ Baddz, and enjoy performances by Meanjin-based First Nations hip-hop dancers Ziggy Wade, Dylan Wotton and Damian Mulligan. 

This event will be in the IMA Courtyard, so please wear something warm, though we’re sure you’ll be shedding layers in no time! The IMA shop and galleries will stay open late for you to enjoy REBIRTH IS NECESSARY and An Alternative Economics. For one night only, purchase LORE fabrics and accessories from the IMA shop.

*This is a safe space for all black and brown people, LGBTQIA+ and gender diverse communities and respect from allies in attendance is necessary.

For a deadly NAIDOC night out, the party will continue at Ivory Tusk (formally Woolly Mammoth) with the annual ‘Big NAIDOC afterparty’ hosted by Black Diamond Entertainment.

Accessibility information:
We are committed to making the IMA accessible to people of all abilities, their families, and carers as well as visitors of different ages and different backgrounds. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor and we welcome guide and support dogs. To find out more contact us at ima@ima.org.au or call 07 3252 5750. Read our access information for visitors here.

  • Partner:

    Final Friday’s is supported by the Creative Sparks Fund. The Creative Sparks Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council to support local arts and culture in Brisbane.

Guest Info
  • Shannon Brett is a proud Wakka Wakka/Butchulla/Gooreng Gooreng artist and experienced curator. They are highly skilled in various areas of Curatorial (Museums and galleries), Research, Arts management, Arts writing, Graphic design, Fashion design, Public speaking, Photography and Arts mentorship. They hold a Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art; Photography and Fine Art via the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, and have worked in numerous arts institutions throughout “Australia”. Shannon is currently undertaking a PhD (Social Justice) focusing on the “Construction of Whiteness as Race in Australia”.

Photographer Marc Pricop

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