A celebration of migration on Harmony Day in association with Blacktown Arts and Settlement Services International.

The Sunday Stir is a new initiative from the Australian National Maritime Museum that celebrates migration and our multicultural nation. Sunday, March 21 is Harmony Day and a fitting date to bring artists from a wide range of backgrounds together to celebrate.

From 12pm to 5pm, both inside and outside the museum artists will present an afternoon of intimate storytelling, music and sharing of culture.

Sydney based contemporary artists will bring their stories to life through a vibrant and interactive program, as they share their personal journeys of migration through drawing, poetry, story and song. Community groups will have information stands helping to spread their message to visitors.

The artists will activate different areas of the museum, interacting with visitors and deepening their experience and understanding of the journeys we make, what we take with us and what we leave behind.

Kevin Sumption, CEO and Director of the museum said, ‘One of the pillars of our national story is the making of modern Australia by our immigrants. Migration is fundamental to how we see ourselves as Australians and it is also one of the key story-telling themes for the Museum. The Sunday Stir is a fantastic way to share cultural stories and bring diversity to life. We hope it will further encourage social cohesion and foster diversity and inclusion.'

'We are so pleased to partner with Blacktown Arts, Blacktown Council and Settlement Services International to bring this to fruition.’

To discover the full lineup and schedule, visit: www.sea.museum/whats-on/events/the-sunday-stir

Welcome Wall Unveiling

The museum will also hold a ceremony to recognise donors to the Migration Heritage Fund with the unveiling of the latest names on the Welcome Wall, the museum’s national monument to migration from 11am-1pm.

For information on the Welcome Wall Unveiling visit: www.sea.museum/whats-on/events/welcome-wall-unveilings

Presented in association with

Settlement Services International logo Blacktown Arts logo Blacktown City Council logo

 

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For further information or interviews please contact:
Steve Riethoff
Head of Communication
M: 0417 047 837
E: steve.riethoff@sea.museum