Stills from Basically Blak - Courtesy ABC Library Sales / National Archives of Australia
Contact sheets (facsimile) from 'Basically Blak' (1973) Courtesy ABC Library Sales / National Archives of Australia

Blak Membership

Our Blak Membership gives Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (First Nations) people unique access to ACMI programs and community-only events throughout the year.

This includes FREE access to our world-class exhibitions and cinema screenings, invitations to special events and discounts at ACMI Shop.

Benefits include:

  • Invitations to community-only events
  • *FREE access for members to our world-class exhibitions
  • *FREE access to ACMI screenings in our cinema
  • Exclusive invites to premieres, public programs and special events
  • Exclusive offers for our Cinema 3 streaming platform
  • 10% discount on all items in the ACMI Shop (in-person and online)
  • Discounted $12 parking at Wilson’s Parking Fed Square (Mon – Fri after 3pm, Sat & Sun all day). Please show your Blak membership card at the Tickets & Information Desk at ACMI to obtain your discount parking voucher.
  • Discounts from our cultural and festival partners

Important information

Once you’ve signed up, head to the Tickets & Information Desk during museum opening hours and quote the order number in your membership confirmation email to collect your card.

*Your 12-month membership is valid for one FREE ticket redemption per ACMI event. Tickets are non-transferable.

FREE tickets to ACMI programs are subject to capacity. Where the allocation of FREE tickets for Blak Members has been exhausted, standard ACMI member prices will apply.

Why 'Blak'?

To counterbalance racist stereotypes and definitions imposed on Indigenous people, First Nations artist Destiny Deacon developed the term 'Blak' in the 1990’s, as part of a symbolic strategy to reclaim colonialist language and create a means of self-definition and expression. The term 'Blak' also commonly encompasses and acknowledges the urban, contemporary Aboriginal experience across Australia.

Zac Martin as Superboong

First Nations Film Club

Connect with community through our bi-monthly meet-up for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Watch and discuss First Nations films with like-minded screen buffs, filmmakers, industry practitioners, artists and activists.

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