Artwork for The Visitors

The Visitors

6 February — 8 February 2014

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Seven senior law men, in fine suits, meet on the shores of a harbour to discuss the 11 large boats that have just arrived. Should they be welcomed to country or should these seven clan representatives of the Dharug nation, people from what became known as Sydney, combine to get rid of the unwelcome visitors? They take a vote – it must be unanimous – and one of them reckons the visitors mightn’t be all bad. This is a powerful, imaginative response to the beginnings of modern Australia.

Presented in association City of Melbourne’s Indigenous Arts Festival

Artwork for Sermsah Bin Saad

Sermsah Bin Saad

Kamahi Djordon King

Kamahi Djordon King

Greg Fryer

Greg Fryer

Artwork for James Henry

James Henry

Glenn Maynard

Glenn Maynard

Gary

Leroy Parsons

Leroy Parsons

Glenn Shea

Glenn Shea

Gordon

Leah Purcell

Leah Purcell

Director

Artwork for Jane Harrison

Jane Harrison

Playwright