The Bigger Picture

31 May 2023
Concert Hall, QPAC
1 hour 10 minutes
(no interval, subject to change without notice)
$35 *
* A transaction fee of $7.20 applies.

Following on from his huge debut EP Part of the Picture, Aboriginal and African-American artist Sachém comes to QPAC with his latest work The Bigger Picture, in a special Reconciliation Week performance.

Anchored in music and spoken word poetry, The Bigger Picture highlights Sachém’s award-winning contemporary sound, weaving in theatrical elements of dance, visual projection and film.

This emotive, multi-faceted production also features the award-winning 22-piece Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra, known for their community-minded inclusivity, comprising of BIPOC, First Nations, disabled, non-binary and trans artists.

Since the release of his EP in 2021, the rapper, singer, and poet has toured extensively in Australia and the US, developing this new body of work that explores and dissects the reasons, motivations and stories behind Part of the Picture. The Bigger Picture is the second chapter: a hard-hitting, self-empowered theatre show that celebrates First Nations lives and dives deep into stories of disconnection and reconnection.

Having opened at the 2022 Queensland Music Awards and AFL Indigenous Round 2022, Sachém also won the 2017 Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize through Queensland Poetry Festival, 2020 Brisbane City Council Best Original Song Award and was nominated for a 2022 QMA Award.

A frontline leader and a voice for the people, Sachém grew up between Adelaide and Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), and laces rhymes with personal stories, while touching on poignant social and cultural issues that have and continue to impact his life.

Check out Sachém’s new single below:

Presented by QPAC

Special Events

Pre-show Q&A for The Bigger Picture

  • Wed 31 May 2023, 6:00 PM

Want to engage with the artists and this hybrid style theatre show on a deeper level? Join us in the QPAC Concert Hall foyer for a pre-show Q&A featuring Sachém, Dr Matt Hsu, Creative Producer Nicole Reilly and other artists and creatives involved with the making of the show. Emceed by Dr Chelsea Watego, hear about the artist stories woven with music, culture, and personal journeys behind The Bigger Picture.
Duration: Approx. 30 mins
Free for ticket holders for the performance

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