Support Aboriginal Creators at the Blak Markets in Broken Hill

Published on 13 March 2023

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On Saturday 15 April, Blak Markets will run its inaugural event in Broken Hill/ Wilyakali at Sturt Park.

Created by Indigenous charity First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Corporation, in partnership with the Aboriginal communities of the Far West, Blak Markets gives visitors the chance to shop local and support a good cause, with 100% of all profits going back into enriching Aboriginal communities.

Blak Markets will kick off with a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony at 10am on Saturday 15 April, with multiple Indigenous dances, singing performances, and hand-ons weaving workshops throughout the day.

Blak Markets will feature 20 unique Indigenous Australian stalls selling a range of authentic and handmade artworks, jewellery and homewares. It’s the perfect opportunity to grab a meaningful gift for yourself and loved ones while celebrating Aboriginal makers, artists and small business owners.

Peter Cooley, CEO of First Hand Solutions says “The Blak Markets is a wonderful way to connect with Blak businesses directly, build relationships with the local community and learn about Indigenous culture with the peace of mind you are supporting 100% Indigenous-owned and operated enterprises, which in turn is helping our industries to increase economic opportunities and build generational wealth for future generations.”

According to Clair Bates, one of the longest standing Aboriginal stallholders in NSW who has been part of the Blak Markets and National Indigenous Art Fair in Sydney, this is a first for the Far West.

The Blak Markets coming to the Far West will create a platform for our indigenous artists to show how they can produce their products and get them to the wider community,” Clair said.

“This platform will help to share and connect people to our indigenous culture and language and the meaning of our work. It's a great opportunity to share the talent of our artists to greater Australia and hopefully it will be an encouragement to our upcoming generations of young artists.”


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Blak Markets full program: Saturday 15th April

  • 10am: Welcome to Country
  • All day Weaving workshop Malyalari/Aunty Clair Bates
  • 10.30am: Barkindji Baaka Dance Group
  • 11.00am: Back Tracks Band
  • Midday: Paakantji Dancers
  • 2pm: Black Shadows Band
  • 4pm: Markets close About Blak Markets



The Blak Markets are an established, ethical Indigenous market and social enterprise that celebrates the work of Indigenous small business owners. They are a great opportunity to purchase authentic and unique gifts, knowing that 100% of the profits go back into Aboriginal communities. Get the chance to meet the stall holders who are creating authentic, original and affordable Aboriginal artworks, beauty products, jewellery and unique homewares.