BROTHERS OF COUNTRY — Aboriginal, Indigenous and African men tell stories of Country

– A music and art event in January, tells stories of Aboriginal, Indigenous and African men on Country.
– The exhibition is open from 15 Jan–13 Feb 2021.
– Artists Talk is on 6 February 11 am.
– The music event is on Sat 30 Jan and Sun 31 Jan.
– Tickets for the music event can be booked online.

Brothers of Country

A band of brothers from across Tasmania, Australia and the world, come together to tell stories of Aboriginal, Indigenous and African men on Country.

“Brothers of Country” is a special music and art event at Moonah Arts Centre in January. The event is the result of a powerful collaborative project.

“This project has been in the making for years” says event co-producer Josh Langford.

“Since the beginning we have wanted to tell the stories of men, particularly from African and Aboriginal communities, and how they find healing and connection on Country”.

“From time together on remote locations, making films, songs and telling stories, the band of Brothers will be taking over the Moonah Arts Centre in January. The result is an exhibition of video and art, a musical performance series — these are all telling these really important, healing stories.”

Brothers of country features Elder Songman Dougie Mansell, singer and drummer Mwase Makalani, Yao and Chichewa man from Malawi, Yorta Yorta and Yuwaalaraay man Warren Mason, Tasmanian born Yorta Yorta man First Nations producer- musician Josh Langford, Congolese percussionist and filmmaker Lopes Sezabo, Tasmanian Aboriginal pakana traditional dancer Harley Mansell, walker and keeper of stories Uncle Sean Mansell, and Adelaide born cultural magpie Matthew Fargher.

The exhibition is open from 15 Jan–13 Feb 2021. Open Tuesday to Friday 10am–5pm, Saturday 10am–2pm. Artists Yarn is on 6 February 11 am. Entry to the exhibition and the artist yarn are free.

The music events are on Sat 30 Jan and Sun 31 Jan. Entry is $10. Tickets are available online. Visit for more details.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia, we received support from Hydro Tasmania Community Grant Program, and are supported by the Glenorchy City Council through Moonah Arts Centre special projects.

Image: Brothers of Country. Photo by Luke Bowden