Local NAIDOC Events Calendar

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 08:30 to Friday, September 30, 2016 - 08:30
Location: Shoalhaven Nowra Culburra Beach , NSW
Event Venue: Various locations across Jerrinja Country - the Saltwater People of Jervis Bay, Shoalhaven NSW Australia

10 young people connected to Jerrinja are currently participating in a 10 week creative photography and graphic design project to produce a series of visual digital art works that connect and share traditional Jerrinja aboriginal language through contemporary photo-graphic images.
In September 2016 a series of exhibitions will celebrate the final collection by our young creative teamwith our Shoalhaven and South Coast communities. Our young artists are out and about during NAIDOC week events in the Shoalhaven Region capturing images of language, pride, community, culture, country and

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 18:00 to Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 15:00
Location: Tewantin , QLD
Event Venue: Noosa Regional Gallery

As One - a celebration of working together for community
is an exhibition by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists living with disability.
The exhibition features works by artists from the Nandjimadji Art Group,based on the Sunshine Coast.
The Nandjimadji Art Group is sponsored by Suncare.
Also on display will be two outrigger canoes on loan from the Mooloolaba Outrigger Club
that have been painted by members of the Nandjimadji Art Group.

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 18:15 to Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 15:15
Location: Tewantin, QLD
Event Venue: Noosa Regional Gallery

Board the Goombuckar Indigenous Cultural Bus this Family Day to learn about our local Indigenous Places, people and culture. Then join in for some art activities inspired by the latest exhibition.

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 18:15 to Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 15:00
Location: Tewantin, QLD
Event Venue: Noosa Regional Gallery

‘Belongingness’- Identity to one’s sense of place
Sunshine Coast artist Hope O’Chin’s creative exploration through paintings and photographs of storylines illustrate her perspective of a contemporary sense of place through language, storytelling and poetry in arts and education.

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 18:15 to Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 15:15
Location: Tewantin, QLD
Event Venue: Noosa Regional Gallery

Red Desert Gatherings
An exhibition of artworks created by artists of the Red Desert Gatherings art program, Alice Springs,
founded in 2010 by not-for-profit organisation, Steps Group Australia. Red Desert Gatherings
support Indigenous artists in a nurturing work environment in which to paint and
share the traditional stories and culture of this land.

Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 10:00 to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 17:00
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Event Venue: Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St Carlton, 3053

Many well-known Koorie artists have created works while imprisoned, some of which have been purchased by leading galleries around the world. See a variety of artworks by Indigenous artists from south-eastern Australia who are currently participating in The Torch's Indigenous Arts in Prison and Community program.

Focusing on the role of cultural strengthening and artistic expression, these works form part of a rehabilitation process that helps build confidence, social capital and can create a pathway to economic stability. By embracing participants as artists rather than ex-

Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 15:00 to Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 15:45
Location: Devonport, TAS
Event Venue: The Little Gallery Project Space, Devonport Regional Gallery

This exhibition represents paintings by emerging aboriginal artist Cheryl Rose. The artist lives in the NW of Tasmania and paints the land and places that she is connected to both through her heritage and spiritually. Her paintings are meditative reflections of the land that inspires and connects her and as an emerging artist, Rose demonstrates her skill in observation and painting in acrylic.
The opening will be on Sunday 3 July at 3pm. Cheryl Rose will speak about her art practice at the opening. All welcome to attend.

Monday, July 4, 2016 - 13:30 to Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 13:30
Location: Sydney, NSW
Event Venue: Westfield Shopping Centres across Australia

When you see those big eyes of an Aboriginal child or elder staring out at you when you’re at Westfield during NAIDOC week, you can thank Photographer and Professor Wayne Quilliam.
It’s such a powerful image. Wayne has teamed up with Westfield to create a glorious presence in the nation’s shopping center’s over NAIDOC WEEK.
The theme, Songlines, speaks volumes with lines like SING WITH US, OUR SONGS ARE OUR MAPS, OUR SONGS ARE OVER 60,000 YEARS OLD, alongside Wayne’s images, it’s a powerful

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 08:00 to Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 15:00
Location: Moranbah, QLD
Event Venue: Moranbah State High School

Opening event, Full School Parade. Flag raising ceremony. Smoking ceremony. Welcome to our Country by Barada Barna Elders. Special guests speakers from the Barada Barna peoples. Aboriginal and TSI Islander dancing
Rotational classes throughout the day. History classes about why we celebrate NAIDOC. Art classes, boomerang playing, music, dance, Cooking of bush tucker. Inviting of Mayor

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 09:00 to Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 00:00
Location: Cobar, NSW
Event Venue: Cobar Public School

Official opening of 'Yarning Circle' (outdoor Indigenous learning area) followed by a variety of Indigenous inspired activities.