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Libraries Tasmania - West Coast Libraries
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Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 14:30 to Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 12:00
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Zeehan Library 74 Main Street Zeehan
NAIDOC Week celebrations- NAIDOC WEEK Poster exhibition
National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. The National NAIDOC Poster competition has become an iconic feature of National NAIDOC Week and has a rich and significant history beginning in 1967 when the National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) first began producing posters. NAIDOC posters have been exhibited by various Australian cultural institutions such as the National Museum of Australia and reflect not only the many significant social changes that have occurred since 1967 but also evolution of art over the last 54 years. Each year the National NAIDOC Week Poster Competition encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists aged 13 years and over to submit their artwork which reflects that year's National NAIDOC Week Theme. In celebration of this rich history and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art evolution, an exhibition of NAIDOC Week posters spanning from its inception to 2022 is on show in both the Queenstown and Rosebery Libraries from the 4th July to 10 of July during opening hours. A sample of the posters will also be exhibited in both the Strahan and Zeehan Libraries. Libraries Tasmania – West Coast Libraries invites the West Coast community and visitors to our libraries to view this inspiring collection of posters.