The Uluru Statement from the Heart has extended a generous and powerful invitation to all Australians – and at Biennale of Sydney and Belvoir St Theatre we are embracing this invitation and asking you to join us on this journey of saying Yes to constitutional recognition.

Join us in this spirit of generosity, as we come together as a community to learn, discuss, and understand the Voice to Parliament. Let us inform ourselves, engage in meaningful conversations, and listen with open minds.

This event will be an immersive experience, both in person and online, ensuring that everyone can participate and contribute.

We will be joined by Rachel Perkins, a proud Arrente and Kalkadoon woman, and one of Australia’s most extraordinary directors and storytellers. Her career has been instrumental in inspiring future generations of First Nations storytellers. Alongside Rachel, we’ll have Narelda Jacobs OAM join us as our event MC. Narelda has been a Network Ten journalist since 2000, along with being a regular presenter for SBS and NITV. She has been a news presenter for 10 News First in Perth since 2008. Narelda is of Whadjuk Noongar heritage.

Rachel and Narelda will be joined by a great panel of speakers (to be announced soon), to lead a meaningful discussion on the Voice.

During this event, we will delve into the significance of the Voice, the importance of formal recognition, and the journey toward truth-telling. We will explore the deep-rooted connection between art, culture, and the Voice, as well as the impact it can have on shaping a better future.

As we gather for this town hall at Belvoir St Theatre, we recognise and honour the rich history of storytelling and community gathering that has taken place on this site for generations.

The First Nations artists and communities have shared their powerful stories on our stages, enriching our lives. We recognise the profound contributions of First Nations People to art, culture, and society, and we stand with them in their call for constitutional recognition.

Event Details

Date: Monday 14 August 2023
Time: 6:30 – 8 pm
Address: Belvoir St Theatre, 25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Admission is free.