'Guyugwa' - meaning fire in Larrakia, honours the 2024 NAIDOC theme.

Emerging artists will participate in 3 days worth of workshops that will result in a showcase on the Sunday night that everyone in the community is welcome to attend. It'll be a great chance to reflect on NAIDOC week, see emerging artists and celebrate raw local talent.

The workshops are free for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 12-25 with registration highly recommended. The final showcase will be a ticketed event with concession/unwaged (student) and community pricing available.

These workshops are delivered to celebrate the 2024 NAIDOC Week, a program collaboration between Mayala-Bol and Browns Mart, supported by the City of Darwin.

The Showcase

Sunday 7 July, 6-8.30pm, Brown's Mart Studio

See a one night only showcase of the work created by workshop participants.


Duration 60 minutes, no interval
Production notes 
the show will feature back to back performances on a stage
Content some triggering themes may be addressed and discussed
Access This show is wheelchair accessible. CLICK HERE to read more about our venue's accessibility.
Pay What You Can If ticket price is a barrier for any Brown's Mart show, please contact Sophia at to discuss price options to match your circumstances.

Collaged photos of 4 different musicians with information about the workshops

The Workshop Schedule

The series is designed so that you can attend one workshop or multiple. No experience necessary.

Day 1: Friday 5 July

SCHEDULE | 2-5pm

  1. Program Welcome - Tahlia & Menah  | 2 - 2:30pm
  2. Dr Shellie Morris Intro Songwriting | 2:30 - 3pm
  3. Mel Munuggurr Intro Spoken-word | 3 - 3:30pm
  4. Kuya James & Riley P. Intro Hip-Hop/Rap | 3:45 - 4:30pm

Day 2: Saturday 6 July

SCHEDULE | 10am-6pm

  1. Spoken-word | 10am - 12pm
  2. Songwriting | 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  3. Hip-hop/Rap | 3pm - 6pm

Day 3: Sunday 7 July

SCHEDULE | 10am-5pm

  1. Spoken-word | 10am - 12pm
  2. Songwriting | 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  3. Hip-hop/Rap - 2pm - 5pm
  4. The Showcase will be held from 6pm - 8.30pm (see above for more information)

The Workshops

Photograph of a musician

Spoken Word Workshops Facilitated By Melanie Mununggurr

Collaged image of two musicians

Hip-Hop & Rap Workshops Facilitated By Kuya James & Riley P

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Songwriting Workshops Facilitated By Dr. Shellie Morris