Songs for Freedom
Guided by Ngarluma and Yinjibarndi Elders, songwriters from the Pilbara town of Roebourne sing for freedom. A stunning inter-cultural band join local musicians, family and friends to pay tribute to the family of John Pat in the fortieth anniversary year of his passing in custody. At dusk, they’ll bring Western Australia’s vast Pilbara to life on the Mona lawns, using music, vision and story.
Thursday 23 February
6pm Cultural Ceremony – All welcome
7pm-9.30pm Songs For Freedom (2.5 hours inc short intermission)
Full wheelchair access
Mona Lawns events are mostly accessible, with some limitations to sightlines. Mona is mostly accessible, with some limitations.
Partial wheelchair access
Mona is mostly accessible, with some limitations. Accessible viewing platforms will be available, contact the Bookings & Enquiries team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +61 (3) 6277 9978.
Accessible parking nearby
We recommend catching the ferry to Mona. By the time Mofo comes around, there’ll be an accessible entrance via tunnel if you need it. If this is you, make yourself known to staff on the ferry. The ferry departs Hobart from Brooke Street Pier (accessible via lift and ramp entrance). So does our wheelchair-accessible bus. If driving to Mona, accessible parking spots are located in the main car park, approximately 150m from the museum entrance. Go to the top of the driveway, turn left and look for the signs. Alternatively, get dropped off at the bus stop at the top of the drive, approximately 75m from the museum entrance.
Available at the Wine Bar and Ether Building at the rear of the event. Ask staff for assistance if you're having difficulty finding them.
All gender toilets
Portaloos on site are all gender.
Quiet spaces/break out rooms for sensory relief
Make your way to see staff at the entrance gates if you require access to a quieter space during the event.
Entry is free for companions. Please contact Bookings and Enquiries directly on +61 (3) 6277 9978 to book or add a Companion Card ticket to a booking.
Co-created with the community of Ieramugadu (Roebourne)
Produced by Big hART
With thanks to the Pat family
Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi Elders: Allery Sandy and Jeanie Churnside
Musical director / Freedom Band: Lucky Oceans
Associate musical director / Freedom Band: David Hyams
Narration (story teller) / Freedom Band: Patrick Churnside
Creative director: Scott Rankin:
Video design: Jordan East
Lighting design: Stephen Hawker
Producer: Rick Heath
National operations / production: Sam Hawker
Associate producer: Bodhi Aulich-Croll
Community producers: Aimee Kepa, Patrick Wundke, Zoe Street
Impact producer: Angela Prior