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Blak Powerhouse

Powerhouse x We Are Warriors

We Are Warriors is an Indigenous social enterprise dedicated to celebrating Blak excellence and empowering Indigenous youth. On 26 January, one of the most polarising days of the year, We Are Warriors took over Powerhouse Ultimo for Blak Powerhouse: We Are Warriors, taking back a day of sorrow and turning it into a day of power and positivity.

A man leaning forward and resting his right arm on his right knee. He is on stage for a performance and is holding a microphone in his right hand.
Creating this movement on this day for me, it gave it a new life … It has a new meaning now – it’s a day we get together and celebrate our greatness now.
Nooky
A group of First Nations performers in traditional dress, mid dance. They are outside with an audience watching them.
The whole thing with We Are Warriors is ‘You can’t be what you can’t see.’ And to see what a young blakfulla from Nowra has put on today – that’s what the kids are going to look up to and it shows them they can do whatever they want to do.
Kobie Dee
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Object No. 89/586-1/1
Medal commemorating Australian Bicentenary Settlement
A woman performs in front of an audience who are holding their phone lights in the air.

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A First Nations performer in traditional dress is mid performance and is holding boomerang in his right hand.
A man is standing on a stage and holding a microphone.
A young man is standing on stage mid performance and holding a microphone in his left hand.
A girl is sitting on stage in a black chair. She is looking to her right and holding a microphone in her lap.

First Nations Fashion and Design

A wide fashion runway with Indigenous models dressed in various styles and colours of clothing and swimwear. At the front are a man and a woman. They are holding sand in one hand and letting it fall into the other hand.

First Nations Fashion and Design is a national voice representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members, committed to creating ongoing access to opportunities, skill development, and industry engagement. As a not-for-profit organisation, its core business is supporting the growth of Indigenous fashion.

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'Powerhouse is committed to implementing Indigenous ways of working across all Powerhouse sites and areas of practice, including collections, curatorial, learning, public programs, design and delivery, communication, administration, operations, strategy and governance.'

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Blak Powerhouse 2024

Once again, Indigenous social enterprise We Are Warriors will take over Powerhouse Ultimo to turn a day of sorrow into one of power and positivity.

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Blak Powerhouse

UltimoCLOSED IN 2024

The Powerhouse acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands upon which our museums are situated. We respect their Elders, past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.

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