BLAKTIVISM – State Theatre, Southbank


Lord Murray Schoorman
Lord Murray Schoorman
Lord Murray SCHOORMAN is a dynamic media industry entrepreneur. Commencing his own media production powerhouse in 2001, Peak Hour Images has leaped from strength to strength in an everchanging content production landscape. Lord Murray is also a long-standing member of the Melbourne Press Club and The National Press Club of Australia. In November 2013 Lord Murray Schoorman was appointed a position on the committee of the Fitzroy Street Trader's Association & within a year he was promoted to the position of Vice President of the association. He proudly held this position for over 3 years, working closely with the major events department of the City of Port Phillip and various other stakeholders. Little known fact; Lord Murray is also a qualified senior firefighter with over 13 years experience on the frontline of high-profile international motorsport.

King Stingray are the next generation to lead a line-up of living legends and rising voices of First Nations musical activism.

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Stand up and join Tasman Keith, Bart Willoughby, Emma Donovan, Deline Briscoe and more, for a collaborative set, performing together as the galvanised chorus of an unstoppable movement.

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BLAKTIVISM 2023 will explore Skylore, the Lore that connects all First Nations cultures across the country through stories in the sky. Following the journey from the rise of the Evening star in the Kulin Nation to the rise of the Morning star in West Papua.

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The fresh sounds of Yolŋu rock band King Stingray will follow the explosive BLAKTIVISM set. The five-piece outfit have cemented themselves as one of Australia’s eminent home-grown acts in a meteoric rise. Listen as they weave an ancient tradition of songlines dating back tens of thousands of years with modern surf-rock, connecting to home and family through every song.

BLAKTIVISM celebrates Blak Cultures and Blak Artivism in this country, reconnecting ancient songs across the region in a powerful one-night only special event.

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BLAKTIVISM: Morning Star Ceremony at Fed Square

Before BLAKTIVISM commences at 7.30, join in a powerful presentation of unity with Morning Star, 4pm at Fed Square. This ceremony brings together First Nations performers from Arnhem Land, Torres Strait, Timor Leste, Maori, PNG and West Papua, standing in solidarity with First Nations people from this part of the world. More info here.

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Performance dates & times

Friday 1 Dec


7:00 PM


7:30 PM

Including Welcome to Country and Mundanai

King Stingray

8:50 PM






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