Events

Exhibitions / Festivals / Performing Arts / Documentaries / Webinars / Blak Markets / Museum Talks

Big Mob Brekky

4th to 8th July 7.30 am. NITV channel 34: Order your coffee blak and tune in for a yarn with the Big Mob Brekky crew.

Eternal history: The story of First Nations theatre
at the Sydney Opera House opens 4th July

4th July onwards: more information

NAIDOC at South Eveleigh

Monday 4th July: Cultural performances more information here

Wednesday 6th July: Dreamtime Story Telling and Art Workshop register here

Community Rooftop and Cultural Landscape Tours more information here

“Being heard – GET UP! STAND UP! SHOW UP! 6th July via zoom

In this NAIDOC week, Spirituality in the pub invites you to engage with PASTOR RAY MINNIECON, BROOKE O’DONNELL and AUNTY MICHELLE JACQUELIN-FURR- three prominent members of our Australian Indigenous community as they share some of their heart- warming life stories and invite us to join in the conversation with them.

Join zoom meeting ID: 890 7202 0489 Passcode: 836439

Further information on Catalyst website

Redfern Community Centre: Community Health Day 7th July 11am – 3pm

Community Health Checks / Activities / Give always / Free healthy lunch

Redfern Community Centre: 29-53 Hugo Street, Redfern

Bayside NAIDOC Week Flickerfest Movie Night- RSVP

6pm on Saturday 9 July 2022 Bayside Council: Botany Town Hall (1423 Botany Road, Botany). Please RSVP by Wednesday 6 July 2022.

Council and Flickerfest present a free screening of inspiring Aboriginal short films celebrating NAIDOC Week in the Botany Town Hall. The program features eight short films by some of the most talented and creative Indigenous filmmakers in Australia today.

For more details and to RSVP: https://www.bayside.nsw.gov.au/flickerfest

BURRAMATTA NAIDOC: Parramatta Sunday 10th July

10th July 10am – 3pm Parramatta Park: The event is a family-friendly celebration for the whole community featuring children’s workshops, market stalls, delicious food as well as some great performances by Budjerah, Kobie Dee, The Merindas, Tilly Tjala Thomas, Castlereagh Connection and more, and Uncle Col Hardy and MC Luke Caroll hosting the celebrations of Burramatta NAIDOC.

For more information

Come join us for the Free showing of this outstanding documentary- ABLAZE

11/07/22 Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater at Mona Vale Memorial Hall 1 Park St Mona Vale 2103. See details of this documentary below. This documentary is featured below on this web page.

For details see: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm#inbox/WhctKKXXKzGCfjCLdWWLFDpJmCdQbLSjFNQCzWVKJkczKtfsLBgbZlNXptcXxrGjgzKxqHV?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1

NAISDA presents Wiri Gulgul via free onsite & livestream performances

1st and 2nd July 2022: Respected First Nations choreographer, former Bangarra dancer and NAISDA graduate and trainer, Jasmin Sheppard, wiri gulgul presents stories resonating with the 2022 NAIDOC theme of Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! wiri gulgul, which means ‘stand strong’ in Darkinjung language, comprises a powerful collection of cultural and contemporary dance, physical theatre work and dancefilms, all linked by a strong rallying cry for reform and change.

1st and 2nd July 2022. Two free onsite performances and one free livestream presentation. Tickets for the onsite and livestream performances can be booked via naisda.com.au.

For details see : https://www.indigenous.gov.au/news-and-media/announcements/naisda-presents-wiri-gulgul-free-onsite-livestream-performances?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Indigenousgovau%20Newsletter%20-%208%20June&utm_content=Indigenousgovau%20Newsletter%20-%208%20June+CID_6f406c18ac4d530d2412e79ee98f60fb&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=Continue%20reading

From the Heart: The Walking Together Workshop 26-27 July

26 July: The walking together workshop

27 July: Train the trainer

With the Uluru Statement as a framework, this workshop paves the way for participants to accept the invitation and confidently walk together.

Register here https://events.humanitix.com/uluru-statement-accepting-the-invitation-and-train-the-trainer?_ga=2.193383853.1484008648.1656489952-256037511.1656360242

Daniel Boyd Treasure Island

4 June 2022 – January 2023 Art Gallery New South Wales

Daniel Boyd: Treasure Island is the artist’s first major exhibition to be held in an Australian public institution. Featuring more than 80 works from across his nearly two-decade career, the exhibition unpacks the ways in which Boyd holds a lens to colonial history, explores multiplicity within narratives and interrogates blackness as a form of First Nations’ resistance.

https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/daniel-boyd/

4TH NATIONAL INDIGENOUS ART TRIENNIAL: CEREMONY

6 Mar – 31 Jul 2022 National Gallery of Australia Exhibition:

Ceremony is testament that our culture has survived – not only over the many thousands of years but, particularly, the last couple of hundred years – because of its capacity for innovation and adaptability.’ Ceremony remains central to the creative practice of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. This exhibition and program of events will animate and heal to reveal how ceremony is at the nexus of Country, of culture and of community.

Curator: Hetti Perkins, Arrernte and Kalkadoon peoples, Senior Curator-at-large, with National Gallery Curators

For more information: https://nga.gov.au/exhibitions/national-indigenous-art-triennial-ceremony/

ABLAZE: a NATIONAL CINEMA RELEASE starting 26 MAY

Feature documentary Ablaze tells of the first Indigenous filmmaker Bill  Onus a Yorta Yorta Wiradjuri man from Victoria. A truly heroic cultural and political figure who revived his people’s culture in the 1940s and ignited a civil rights movement that would, against enormous odds, change the course of history. 

Check cinema websites for dates, times and tickets. 

https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/sa/screen-news/2022/05-25-ablaze-behind-the-scenes 

At the University of Sydney’s Chau Chak Wing museum, Gweagal descendants given private viewing of spears taken by Captain Cook

On until 10/07/22 Chau Chak Wing Museum the University of Sydney: Forty spears, essential for Gweagal people’s food gathering, were taken in 1770 by Cook and his men, who mistakenly suspected them of being poisoned weapons.

Today, only four remain, and from Friday three will be on display to the public at the University of Sydney’s Chau Chak Wing museum, on loan from the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2022/04/06/gweagal-descendants-given-private-viewing-spears-taken-captain-cook-1?cid=newsapp:socialshare:other

Visit the Chau Chak Wing museum https://www.sydney.edu.au/museum/

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s 2022 Season: Sandsong 30 June – 25 July

For more information and to book: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/bangarra-dance-theatre/2022-season/terrain.html

Karla Dickens: Wonder Cupboards, Keep Smiling

Until 31/07/22: Murray Art Museum Albury: Karla Dickens is a Wiradjuri artist that creates artworks made of found objects. Her artworks tell stories that are important to her, and also to society. Karla uses collage to create her artworks, a technique of bringing together items that were intended for a different purpose to create a new idea.

https://www.mamalbury.com.au/karla-dickens-wonder-cupboards

Dyarubbin

Online exhibition State Library NSW: Dyarubbin, the Hawkesbury River, begins at the confluence of the Grose and Nepean rivers and ends at Broken Bay. This long, winding and ancient river has been home to the Darug people for millennia and is a vital and sustaining resource. Darug culture, spirituality and sense of being are all intrinsically connected to the river. Its bends and features are encoded with meaning.

https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/stories/dyarubbin

Dyarubbin will go on to be exhibited at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery from 28/10/22 – 10/02/23

https://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/gallery/exhibitions/future