BL.INK 82: a year of HINDERpendence

Mick Miller and Steve Mam 1982. Photograph courtesy of Juno Gemes ©

In 1982, the then Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen declared all political protests and slogans on t-shirts illegal. Brisbane was in a State of Emergency. Hear the voices and writings of a strong and political Black Australia fighting for equal rights – forged from the constraints of police lines and barricades. Next Thursday, join Steven Oliver, Barbara … Read more

Meet Maori writer, Albert Belz

Albert Belz, playwright

Albert Alexander AmahouBelz (NgatiPorou, NgaPuhi, NgatiPokai) born 1973, has been a professional writer for television, film and theatre since 2001. TeMaunga was his first script for theatre performed in 2001 to much critical acclaim, it was nominated for several Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards.  In 2006 his play “Yours Truly” won Chapman Tripp awards for Best … Read more

BL.INK: black ink

Steven Oliver

Don’t BL.INK and miss this!  We are very excited about the launch of a deadly new monthly series of events that celebrate black writers and writing. Hosted by poet and performer extraordinaire Stephen Oliver, BL.INK will feature performances by local Indigenous artists Sean Dow, Kaylah Tyson (Kayemetee) and Yvette Walker. The first event on Thursday … Read more