How do you recharge your batteries? One of my energy sources is like-minded people, especially artists and creatives. A highlight of 2023 was meeting the incredibly talented Dr Anita Heiss, a proud Wiradyuri woman, author, speaker, and runner. A month before the NAIDOC Gala Ball, Anita visited my home studio, bringing her book "TIDDAS," delightful chocolates, and books for my kids (they loved them!). After a few fittings, Anita's stunning off-shoulder dress, crafted from exquisite hot pink princess silk with the Kalipinpa print from Mavis Marks at Aboriginal Art Centre Ikuntji Artists, was ready.

Anita rocked that hot pink dress, stealing everyone's breath, and our co-design creative journey began!

Yesterday marked another significant achievement for Anita - the premiere of her play "TIDDAS" at Belvoir St Theatre as part of Sydney Festival’s Blak Out program. She looked absolutely stunning in her new Jacaranda-coloured dress by Ossom in Papa Tjukurrpa (Dog Dreaming) print by Leonie Kamutu from Ikuntji Artists.

The play revolves around five women, best friends for decades, who gather monthly to discuss life, love, books, and everything in between. However, each woman harbors a complex secret, and one weekend, everything unravels without warning.

"TIDDAS" is a tale of enduring, unconditional friendship, and women supporting women. If you're in Sydney, don't miss out—TIDDAS is playing at Belvoir St Theatre from 12 Jan to 28 Jan. If you're elsewhere, grab yourself a copy of the "TIDDAS" book; it's perfect reading for dreamy summer days!

"TIDDAS" | 12 Jan – 28 Jan Written by Anita Heiss Co-Directed by Nadine McDonald-Dowd & Roxanne McDonald

Tickets available here 
Co-Presented with @sydney_festival Commissioned and originally produced by @laboitetheatre, @atqpac & @brisbanefestival

Indigenous theatre at Belvoir supported by @thebalnavesfoundation


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