On August 22, 1770, a tall ship with white sails – captained by James Cook – unfurled a Union Jack on what is today called Possession Island.

18 years later, Captain Arthur Phillip raised the same Union Jack at Sydney Cove, marking the beginning of so-called Australia.

250 years later, we have some questions.

This year let’s not settle for easy answers.
(Because we know there aren’t any.)
Let’s put a match to the white-wash.
And engage in some real-talk. We’ve thought about it.
And we have some questions.

About this place.
About the past.
About right now.
About the future.
About where we want to be in 250 years’ time.

Contribute to and support COOKED by answering three random questions and leave one yourself here.

COOKED is a new work being made by Digi Youth Arts, in solidarity with The Good Room, where Indigenous young people are the ones asking the settlers of so-called Australia the questions.


Supported through the Australian Government's Indigenous Languages and Arts program.

Find out what else is on during Clancestry – A Celebration of Country in 2022 here.

  • Connecting safely at QPAC

    QPAC is operating at 100% capacity and masks are not mandatory, however we do strongly recommend you bring your mask with you to the theatre for use when physical distancing is not possible.

    All patrons are currently required to register on arrival through the Check In Qld App and from 17 December 2021 will be required to provide proof of vaccination status or medical exemption. Find out more

  • The Safest Way to Buy!

    QTIX is the official ticketing service for QPAC and COOKED. Selected packages are sold through authorised resellers only. Any tickets purchased through unauthorised sales channels may be seized or cancelled without refund or exchange and the bearer of the ticket may be denied admission. Unauthorised sales channels include Viagogo, eBay and Gumtree. Read more about purchasing tickets online.

Presented by QPAC as part of Clancestry 2022, Digi Youth Arts & The Good Room

Pricing Guide

Admission All Tickets $25

A transaction fee of $7.20 applies per transaction. Selected ticket delivery methods may incur an additional charge. The minimum price listed may be available for selected performances only. Please see the event calendar when booking for the available date(s) and time(s) of this performance.

Clancestry 2022


    Stand up and join Bart Willoughby, Tasman Keith, Emma Donovan, Deline Briscoe, Barkaa and Ancestress in this one night only event.

  • Full line up for Clancestry 2022

    Clancestry – A Celebration of Country will take over QPAC from 14 February to 5 March 2022 celebrating everything that is beautiful, black and deadly about our First Nations Peoples.