After many years working in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts and Cultural Sector our team has developed a unique perspective over Indigenous Arts in Queensland. We have seen what works for Indigenous people and what sets them back. We know the Indigenous Arts sector inside out and our unique approach to cultural development promotes understanding and respect for all cultures.

Our expertise enables us to work with our clients to deliver services that strengthen Indigenous Arts in Queensland. We have successfully supported our clients to implement many programs and services.

Our Clients 

We support our clients to present engaging arts and cultural events that connect with audiences to deliver important messages. Our role is to facilitate access to authentic Indigenous cultural resources and foster beneficial relationships between artists, communities, organisations, businesses and government. This process ensures those important messages are received by people on the ground. In doing so, our clients are committed to supporting local talent and providing them with opportunities to shine on the world stage.



Our Productions

gathering Gathering – Celebration of Indigenous culture

In a world first for a major capital city, Black Drum Productions is presenting a spectacular annual program of arts an cultural performances in the Brisbane CBD every Wednesday on the main stage from 12pm. Delivered in partnership with Brisbane City Council and Nguin Warrup, this is a truly unique Indigenous arts and performance program showcasing traditional and contemporary art forms from across Queensland. Over 300 performers have been employed through the program and more than 25000 people have viewed the live performances in the Queen Street Mall and online since it commenced in 2009. Find out about the next exciting performance on the BlackDrum Facebook Page.

Black History Month

Each year Black Drum Productions takes over local libraries and schools with an exciting array of performances, workshops and exhibitions as part of Black History Month. Delivered in partnership with Brisbane City Council this month long program celebrates the rich diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional and contemporary culture. A particular focus of the program is engaging young people of Indigenous and non-Indigenous decent to explore Australia’s vibrant Indigenous cultures through interactive programs and online forums.

Saia-and-Anthony-FaingaaQueensland Reds Indigenous Program

Linking Queensland’s Indigenous artists with significant employment and promotional opportunities is one of the key services provided by Black Drum Productions. When the Queensland Reds Rugby Union Team wanted a dynamic new design for their player’s jerseys they sought our advice on a suitable designer. We shortlisted a group of artists and designers from which The Reds chose prominent Aboriginal artist, Stephen Hogarth for his original design. Stephen was subsequently promoted on air and in national promotions building his profile and generating new media and publicity coverage and employment opportunities for his business Hogarth Arts: