An Informal Opportunity to Connect with Sophia Hall, Chief Executive Officer, and Haneen Martin, Artistic Leadership Team
Our friends at Brown’s Mart in Darwin are coming to Katherine—and Godinymayin invites you to join us at 6:00pm for an informal gathering, drinks and refreshments, and a look at the exciting things afoot at Brown’s Mart: Home of Territory Performing Arts! Click here to RSVP…
“The event will provide an opportunity to connect with theatre, music, dance, and performing arts leaders and learn about their programs to support new works,” says Godinymayin Chief Executive Eric Holowacz. “It’s a chance to find out how Brown’s Mart nurtures Territory artists and producers with a diverse range of creative programming, events, and development support. Come along and share ideas, welcome our special guests, talk about Katherine projects, and plant the seeds of future partnership.”
To attend, simply click here and complete the RSVP form—and feel free to invite other creative people, civic leaders, theatre lovers, and those involved in cultural development in our region. Now here is a little bit about our special guests…
Shining like a beacon of Northern Territory creativity and community is Brown’s Mart. At the heart of Darwin City since 1972, standing on Larrakia land, the dynamic organisation delivers year-round arts programs centred in generosity, innovation and energy. They present work at multiple performance spaces and beyond, engage with diverse communities and art forms, and always keep a strong commitment to Northern Territory artists and producers. Brown’s Mart also champions new work and new voices through an impressive mix of residencies, creative partnerships, careful incubation, and professional development.
As a home for the performing arts from across the Northern Territory, Brown’s Mart nurtures theatre, dance, music and performance works—nurturing experiences that gather community, spark conversation, and celebrate our human capacity for hope and courage. Their multi-faceted New Work Program is responsive and flexible in supporting the bold, urgent, and relevant. Their team also support the Territory arts community by sharing resources, providing advice, fiscal agency for grants, mentorship, and networking opportunities. This year, they have converted their central CBD courtyard bar into an arts information desk, box office, and information point for locals and visitors.
Brown’s Mart also houses and supports Darwin Fringe Festival through mentorship, discounted venue and technical support, and the sharing of office resources. And on Friday and Saturday evenings, the live music programme and artist-run series Happy Yess takes over one of the Brown’s Mart spaces to offer diverse and accessible music gigs. And we haven’t even scratched the surface of their 2022 Performance Program!
There is a whole lot more to reveal about the creative history of Brown’s Mart, the diversity of cultural support and arts opportunities, and the bold new initiatives on their horizon. The 18 March Meet and Greet at Godinymayin will be your opportunity to connect with Sophia and Haneen, find out all about it all, then start your own conversation.