Baluk Arts Events
In 2013 Baluk Arts presents its 4th
Survival Day Picnic
at Frankston Foreshore
on Australia Day, JANUARY 26 from 11am to 3pm
Many people have joined us on January 26th each year at the Frankston Foreshore to celebrate the survival of Aboriginal culture in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.
This beachside FREE event is a local showcase of Indigenous music featuring live performances by Tambo Company Band, Liz Cavanagh Duo, Peter Rotumah, David Dryden, Dickie Bedford, and Allyson Walker.
Our Survival Day concert celebration reflects the values, beliefs and attitudes of many contemporary Australians in that Indigenous commemoration is an appropriate part of Australia Day. Whilst acknowledging the pain and trauma associated with dispossession, Survival Day is also a time to celebrate the strength, vitality and survival of Indigenous culture.
BYO shade, picnic, rug, sunscreen, hat and water.
This event is drug and alcohol free.
Our first Survival Day Picnic in 2009 featured high profile Indigenous artists Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter, as well as local Frankston and Peninsula residents Adam Magennis, Dicky Bedford and Allyson, Chris and Luke Walker. A Victorian hip hop group appealed to all ages and the day was a real celebration, acknowledgment and reclaiming of local culture and community. The community strongly recommended that we continue presenting this event annually.
Our 2010 Survival Day Picnic included a terrific local line-up of Indigenous performers headlined by Lady Lash and Peter Rotumah. A feature of the event was storytelling by Larry and Hannah Walsh and a contemporary dance performance by our newly formed Baluk Dancers.
Our 2011 Survival Day Concert featured Joe Geia, Skye Taikato, Peter Rotumah, Allyson Walker, Dickie Bedford and Baluk Arts dancers performing dances based on Boonwurrung ceremony.
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Images from Survival Day Picnic, Frankston Foreshore 2009