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A retrospective exhibition showcasing 20 groundbreaking years of the internationally acclaimed ILBIJERRI Theatre Company as part of a lively and inspiring program of exhibitions and events at Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
ILBIJERRI Theatre Company was created by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in Melbourne in response to seeing non-Indigenous theatre companies telling Indigenous stories. From the breakthrough production of STOLEN, commissioned in 1992, to the sell out Melbourne Festival season of JACK CHARLES VS THE CROWN, the company has toured nationally and internationally, finding resonance and critical acclaim with Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences alike.
Curated by Ben McKeown, the retrospective gave visitors a behind-the-scenes look at life in the theatre company through objects including sets, props and photography from Ilbijerri productions.