This year’s festival will be ’Celebrating Indigenous Films Under the Milkyway’, featuring curated works by Australian and international Indigenous filmmakers, from Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 November 2017 at Event Cinema George Street, Sydney.
Art in Colour is a web series celebrating and promoting People of Colour working in the Australian arts industry.
The series delves into the prejudice faced by POC artists and encourages ethnically diverse creatives to claim their space in the mainstream arts landscape.
“This movement resonates around the globe and here in Australia, where we have become inured to the high incarceration rates and deaths in custody of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It’s as if their lives do not matter,” said Aboriginal leader, former Commissioner into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, and 2008 Laureate Senator Pat Dodson.
Over 10 days from 1 September, the Channels Festival 2017: 'Futures of' presents some of the best new contemporary moving image from over 90 Australian and international artists in 14 events - including four new commissioned artworks by Australian women artists.
"One the Bear" brings colour back to theatre with a modern day fairy tale – two best-bear friends raising a ruckus against the dystopian rule of hunters as they spit rhymes that fuse feminist hip hop, afropunk and global music. Together, One and Ursula demand more for their tribe as they explore identity, friendship, exploitation and appropriation in a celebrity-obsessed world.