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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Blak side story (2011)


Sharp T, Sones J, Balla P, Footscray Community Arts Centre


Footscray Community Arts Centre


Footscray, Vic


Electronic source



This electronic resource is the online component of the Blak side story exhibition held at Footscray Community Arts Centre in Victoria in mid-2011.

The resource is presented in the form of a 'digital quilt'. The 'quilt' weaves together video interviews with Indigenous community members from Melbourne's inner western suburbs. Each of the interviewees in the videos gives their personal response to the question, 'What does it mean to you to be Aboriginal?'. In their answers, the interviewees speak with pride and eloquence about their Indigenous heritage, but also of their multicultural and migrant backgrounds, reflecting the diversity of contemporary Australia. The stories were filmed on high definition cameras and are freely accessible on the website.

The website and its sister exhibition at Footscray Community Arts Centre are presented in association with Moondani Balluk and Boon Wurrung Cultural Foundation. Local artist Paola Balla worked with artist Tamsin Sharp and photographer John Sones (Singing Bowl Media) to develop the exhibition in collaboration with traditional owners, elders and members of the Indigenous community.

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Contact details

Footscray Community Arts Centre
45 Moreland Street
Footscray Vic 3011
Ph: (03) 9362 8888
Fax: 03 9362 8866
Email: reception@footscrayarts.com


Last updated: 27 September 2011
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