Olive Pink Opera 2020

Date(s) - 17/09/2020 - 19/09/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Olive Pink Botanic Garden

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An exquisite Operatic performance on the astonishing life of Olive Pink: https://www.trybooking.com/BINFW

The ‘Olive Pink Opera’ is a new musical work celebrating the astonishing life of Olive Pink, (1886-1975) a woman ahead of her time as an outspoken advocate for Aboriginal rights. Created by award-winning Australian composer Professor Emerita Anne Boyd AM, the Olive Pink Opera features the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir, and brings together the rich heritage of Aboriginal culture and opera, to create a unique version of opera in Australia.

The Opera will have three performances – Thursday 17th, Friday 18th, and Saturday 19th of September 2020.

Olive Pink was an artist, early native plant gardener, anthropologist, and a strident activist for the rights of Aboriginal people.  The Olive Pink Botanic Garden is the performance site and set for the Opera. Founded by Olive Pink and Warlpiri gardener Johnny Tjampitjinpa some 60 years ago, it is a sanctuary for rare and threatened species and culturally important bushfoods and medicine plants.

Within Central Australia’s majestic landscape, with protected Sacred Sites connecting the Garden to the ancient cultural and spiritual heritage of the Arrernte people, today it hosts thousands of visitors while still remaining the place of peace and beauty that Olive intended.

Alice Springs is the culturally rich and diverse heart of Australia.  A centre of art, culture and spirituality that stretches back millennia, it vibrantly intersects with the modern world to create sensational celebrations of shared culture through the Desert Song Festival.  The town forms the back drop for the story of Olive Pink and her contentious and legendary struggles for social justice for Aranda (Arrernte) and Warlpiri peoples.

Plan a night out at the opera in Olive Pink’s garden 

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