Folder with contents, paper / cardboard, made by Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, Australia, 1997
This Every Day Pack contains brochures, invitations and information leaflets relating to the numerous events of the Festival of the Dreaming, the first of four annual Olympic Arts Festivals, also known as the Cultural Olympiad, leading up to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Held between 11 September and 6 October, 1997, the Festival of the Dreaming aimed at providing people with an opportunity to experience the diversity of contemporary Indigenous art. Over 26 events were staged in 17 different venues. During the festival, Indigenous Australians celebrated their diverse cultures and welcomed other first people of the world. The Festival, directed by Rhoda Roberts, included a literature program titled, PaperBark, and Earth Strokes, a visual arts and exhibition program. The slogan of the festival, 'intimate. contemporary. true' featured prominently on all of the promotional material .
The A Sea Change and Reaching the World festivals of 1998 and 1999, both directed by Andrea Stretton, and the Harbour of Life Olympic Arts Festival of 2000, directed by Leo Schofield, followed Rhoda Robert's Festival of the Dreaming. The Powerhouse Museum's contributed Ngaramang Bayumi: an exhibition of Indigenous art, dance and music and Hot Wax: an exhibition of Australian Aboriginal Indigenous Batik along with associated public programs to the 1997 Festival of the Dreaming program. These are mentioned in this promotional pack. (See also 98/46/1 Poster, Festival of the Dreaming)
Adrian Adams, an Adelaide artist was commissioned by the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games to complete all the creative work for the four creative festivals leading up to the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. He did not however design the final Olympic Arts Festival poster which was designed by Emery Vincent Design.
The Festival of the Dreaming was held in Sydney between 14 September - 6 October, 1997.
The folder was made for and owned by the Olympic Coordination Authority/Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and donated to the Powerhouse Museum after use in the Games.