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Footsteps Home

50th Anniversary Australian Referendum

Presented by EM Media & Events in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Join two of the nation’s most celebrated female artists as they come together to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.

Multi-award winning singer-songwriter, Black Arm Band artist and proud Yanyuwa and Wardaman woman Shellie Morris, joins with singer-songwriter and 2017 Queensland Music Award winner Emily Wurramara, celebrating the anniversary of this significant day.

Shellie Morris is a multi-award-winning singer/songwriter creating and singing in around 17 Australian Aboriginal languages. She is proactive in the community empowering change for Aboriginal peoples, and has countless awards to her name, including Music Australia Award, G.R. Burarrwanga Memorial Award, NT Australian of the Year (2014), NAIDOC National Artist of the Year (2014), multiple Deadly Awards and an ARIA nomination as the first Indigenous Australian to create an entire album in an Aboriginal language. She is a key artist of the Black Arm Band, and the driving force behind the acclaimed album Ngambala Wiji li-Wunungu and the internationally award-winning musical documentary Prison Songs.

Acclaimed young singer/songwriter, Emily Wurramara has made a big name for herself in her short career.  Her work is deeply rooted in her culture. She creates music, sung in both English and Anindilyakwa – the traditional language of her home on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory – based on deeply engaging and personal stories from her life and community. With festival appearances around Australia, including Woodford Folk Festival and Island Vibes, and performances in Sweden and France, as well as Queensland Music Award nominations, national airplay on ABC local and Triple J, and a Triple J Unearthed showcase at the prestigious BigSound conference in 2017 under her belt, there is no stopping this young lady.


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

There is a wide array of accommodation close to our venue that caters to every budget. Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp HotelSofitel BrisbaneKirribilli Riverfront ApartmentsEdward Lodge and Heal House for both short term and longer visits.