Sydney’s Blak Markets creates a space to browse stalls spruiking a range of locally made arts, crafts and food from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stallholders – from native plants to award-winning jewellery, silk scarves, and ethically sourced bush foods, there’s an eclectic mix to peruse.
"The Blak Markets are a great chance to buy authentic gifts knowing that 100 per cent of the profits go back into Aboriginal communities," market manager Ash Little said in a press release.
The Markets usually take place bi-monthly on the first Sunday of the month at Bare Island, set on the picturesque point of La Perouse within the Kamay-Botany Bay National Park, an area which is usually only open for tours. It's a great place to teach the kids about Indigenous culture, with a smoking ceremony in the morning as well as weaving and art workshops, and musical performances.
You can also find the Markets on the lawn of the MCA in Circular Quay during NAIDOC Week, with a special edition (Blak Markets in the Rocks) on the weekend of November 14 and 15, between 10am and 5pm.
Stay tuned for more information on upcoming markets at blakmarkets.com.au and the Facebook page. You can also check out and buy from many of the stallholders on the online marketplace on the website, which sprung up during lockdown.
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