Honoured and excited to announce that for the next few Thursdays between 1-4pm Aunty Trish and Aunty Elaine will be dropping in to the studio to run free weaving demonstrations for the community Materials and lunch are provided! No need to book! Come down today to learn from Aunty Trish and help work towards a woven piece for Blak Pearl Studio
ANNOUNCEMENT!!! The Incredible amosroach1 will be performing at Blak Pearl Studio for Sorry Day. He'll be performing from 5pm so don’t be late! Amos Roach is a proud Ngarrandjerri/ Djab Wurrung/Gunditj Mara man. His music presents a narrative of healing, told with song and dance. Amos’s voice travels between the Desert, the Riverland and the Saltwater to the city like smoke from a fire. Come through between 5pm -10pm for a BBQ, weaving with Aunty Trish, and to catch up *Note this event is for community only
Blak Pearl is hosting a Community focussed Sorry Day event this Thursday early evening! Drop by for a bbq and a cuppa. Art materials on site including jewellery making equipment, modelling clay and paint for bubs, and Aunty Trish will be swinging by to demonstrate weaving techniques to any mob who are keen! Hoping to have some music too! 5pm -10pm Thursday 26th May Blak Pearl Studio the Florence Peel centre 126 Moor st, Fitzroy
Uncle Dootrule speaks about Blak Pearl ❤️ 🎥 50arias.tbh We have almost reached the goal for the start up crowdfunder!!! BUT WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP TO GET OVER THE LINE Please share and donate the chuffed campaign where you can (link in bio) Huge thanks to everyone who donated $$, Materials, labour, and furniture, ran fundraisers of their own, or shared our posts shout outs to endlessspirit acca_melbourne + dasbootfair + wildlifebakery simpsons_smut speed_bpm + hermusicequality assemblystoreau bare.boutique ethicalswine debrismag companionmelb + soft__ware_ rugs shouse.shouse melbourneartsupplies stuartlittle_bloopers chapmanbailey Firstnationsmutualaid srtasoph cassandradowns busprojects decolonisesexwork matspisbah karenkarenkama creativesofcolourau tomcrago The studio is now open WED- FRI 12pm-5pm while we continue to get set up and work with the community to establish goals and structures. Blak Pearl Studio is a community led and run initiative that aims to stay autonomous from government involvement and intervention. The program is seeking help to fund the program via sponsorships and ongoing donations. For more info please hit up fjorn - fjornfuturetense.com.au
THIS SATURDAY - 19th March wildlifebakery have donated a bunch of ciabatta to endlessspirit fundraiser bbq at acca_melbourne dasbootfair, raising funds for blakpearlstudiofitzroy! There’ll be mushroom burgers on our Ciabatta buns and lots of coffee from marketlane! Come down and have a burger and a coffee! tysm to endlessspirit and acca_melbourne for organising the fundraiser
Blak Pearl has opened its doors to the community! However the running costs of the studio are at present NOT funded. We need your help to commence! You can align your oragnisation with our cultural values by becoming a sponsor of the studio. Your pticipation in our sponsorship program enables us to secure and expand our services and programs, and ensure we can support the Yarra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in their cultural and creative endeavours. We offer a variety of sponsorships including In-kind sponsorships: Provide goods or services such as food, artistic materials, and equipment Philanthropic sponsorships: Support the running costs of the studio as a means to give back to your local community Event Sponsorhips: Sponsoring our open studio events and exhibitions, workshop facilitation, programs, and artists in residence. If you can see the potential in being associated with this unique sovereign and community led creative initiative and would like to invest in a tailored sponsorship opportunity that will leverage your brand, we'd love to hear from you.
the preliminary set up of the Blak Pearl Studio is underway! We would like to thank everyone who has donated items so far, including donating to the chuffed fundraiser The list of resource needs has now been updated - industrial shelving unit - Max 1.4m high, and 2.4m in length - artistic materials - Jewellery making tools and beads - wood carving tools - acrylic paint - brushes - easels - paint palettes - ink pens of various sizes - variety of led pencils - variety of coloured pencils and textas - rolls of paper and canvas - visual diaries - storage lockers - comfy, stackable chairs - recreational items like games, dart board, table tennis table We also need ongoing support to stock the kitchen with bare essentials such as - tea - coffee - milk - bread - spreads (butter, Jam etc) Please send us a DM or email Fjorn at fjornfuturetense.com.au if you can help Link to the fundraiser is in bio blakpearlstudiofitzroy yarracityarts ruffrika_gaze
A massive thanks to everyone who has donated resources or their time to help with the first stage of set up for Blak Pearl! The team are blown away by the community’s generosity and support. The space is starting to come together and everyone is getting excited There’s still a lot of work to be done, we’ll keep you updated on how things are progressing, and needs for the studio as time goes on. In the meantime you can still help by donating whatever you can to the chuffed fundraiser - link in bio 📸 ba___nan