May
11
Tue
2021
From the Heart Exhibition – Schools Reconciliation Challenge Display
May 11 @ 9:00 am – Jul 5 @ 4:00 pm

Speaking and Listening from the Heart exhibition

Reconciliation NSW in collaboration with the National Trust of Australia invites you to view the 2019 Schools Reconciliation Challenge artwork exhibition.

On tour from March to July 2021, the exhibition will visit the Blue Mountains, Yass, Dubbo (11 May to 13 June) and Maitland from 25 June.

The artwork is the culmination of works created by High School and Primary School students across NSW which communicate the 2019 theme of ‘Speaking and Listening from the Heart’.

Please contact Simone Parrot, Program Manager (Special Events) for more information at info@nationaltrust.com.au or contact the venue directly.

May
15
Sat
2021
Exhibition of Reconciliation NSW’s School’s Reconciliation Challenge Finalist Artworks @ International Towers, Barangaroo
May 15 @ 6:00 am – Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm

International Towers have partnered with Reconciliation NSW to present the Schools Reconciliation Challenge 2020 finalist artworks on display in our foyers from Saturday 15th May.

Take a walk around the beautiful Barangaroo precinct and visit the foyers of Towers 2 & 3 of International Towers. Open weekdays from 6:00am – 6:00pm daily.

Exhibition will be displayed until the end of NAIDOC week in July. No bookings required.

May
22
Sat
2021
Songlines and Sightlines – Colouring in Blacktown @ The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
May 22 @ 2:02 am – Jun 19 @ 3:02 am

Artists: Leanne Mulgo Watson, Peter Rush, Erin Wilkins and Bundeluk Watson. Curated by Tian Zhang.

Grab a pen and take part in this interactive drawing and colouring-in gallery.

The artists have provided outlines of plants, animals and the human environment on the walls of the gallery. Find your favourites and colour them in, or create your own drawings and notes for Blacktown — past, present and future.

Follow the songlines, the Dreaming pathways of ancestral beings. Let them guide you through place and time to learn more about Darug Nura (Country). Darug people are the Custodians of this area we now know as Blacktown City.

Blacktown is home to many and everyone is welcome here. Grab a pen and add your favourite places, secret spaces, memories and messages for our ever-changing city.

Visit here to register your visit and learn more about the artists.

Songlines and Sightlines is presented alongside Blacktown City Festival.

 

Unsettled – Australian Museum Exhibition @ Australian Museum
May 22 @ 9:00 am – Oct 10 @ 9:00 pm

This land was not peacefully settled – Unsettled uncovers the untold histories behind this nation’s foundation story.

In this powerful exhibition, First Nations voices reveal the hidden stories of devastation, survival and the fight for recognition. These first-hand accounts are presented through long hidden historical documents, large-scale artworks, immersive experiences and never-before-seen objects from the Australian Museum collections and beyond.

First Nations Elders including Uncle Waubin Richard Aken (Kaurareg), Aunty Fay Moseley (Wiradjuri) and Uncle Noel Butler (Budawang), share their lived experiences.

Featuring the work of contemporary artists including Ryan Presley, Tony Albert, Charlotte Allingham (Coffin Birth), Jai Darby Walker and Danie Mellor, this free exhibition interrogates the lasting impacts of colonisation and the denial of Indigenous sovereignty.

With more than 80 significant cultural objects and over 100 contributions by First Nations peoples across the country, Unsettled illuminates the power of truth-telling to realise change. Understanding our shared past is an important step towards healing for a shared future.

Guided tours can be booked here

May
25
Tue
2021
WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait @ Newcastle Art Gallery
May 25 @ 10:00 am – Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm

A Curator and Artist Talk will be held on Saturday July 3 featuring Brian Robinson and Toby Cedar in conversation with Newcastle Art Gallery Director Lauretta Morton.

Works of art never seen before outside of the Torres Strait are coming to the Newcastle Art Gallery in May as part of an exhibition focusing on the traditions of Torres Strait Islander culture.

The Free Exhibition, WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait has been timed to coincide with significant dates including Mabo Day (June 3), Reconciliation Week (May 27 – June 3), Coming of the Light (July 1) and NAIDOC Week (July 4 – 11).

Read more By Madison Howarth, Author at National Indigenous Times.

Jun
3
Thu
2021
My Name Is Gulpilil – Film Screening @ Golden Age Cinema & Bar
Jun 3 – Jun 19 all-day

“This is my story of my story”

Ever since his debut in Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout (1971), David Gulpilil has been a mesmerising, electrifying presence on Australian screens. An actor, dancer and an elder in the Marwuwyu community, David Gulpilil’s career has spanned over 40 years, and includes unforgettable performances in films such as as Storm Boy (1976), Mad Dog Morgan (1976), The Tracker (2002), Ten Canoes (2006) and Charlie’s Country (2013), which won him the Best Actor award at Cannes. Grappling with cancer since his diagnosis in 2017, Gulpilil shares his story with remarkable openness and generosity in this superb documentary from director Molly Reynolds (Another Country).

To book tickets and view session times between June 3 – June 19, go to https://www.ourgoldenage.com.au/film/my-name-is-gulpilil

Jun
12
Sat
2021
Barrawimambinya: Coming into Country the proper way @ Australian Museum
Jun 12 @ 10:30 am – Jul 18 @ 4:30 pm

Saturday 12 | Sunday 13 June
10:30am – 1pm | 2pm – 4:30pm

Saturday 10 | Sunday 11 July
10:30am – 1pm | 2pm – 4:30pm

Saturday 17 | Sunday 18 July
10:30am – 1pm | 2pm – 4:30pm

Barrawimambinya is a Wiradyuri word associated with permission to act on Country. What is the right way to live in Country with respect for First Nation’s peoples? How do we “Come into Country the Proper Way”?

In this immersive workshop, develop a deeper understanding of “Welcome to Country” and “Acknowledgement of Country”.

First Nations cultural practitioners, “Milan Dhiiyaan”, facilitate this educational program, drawing on ancient knowledge and relating this knowledge to our modern context.

Each workshop concludes with a yarning circle to explore these concepts and transform your thinking about modern cultural possibilities.

Book tickets here

Jun
15
Tue
2021
Shared Online Learning Program for First Nations and Jewish Communities @ Online
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First-Ever First Nations-Jewish Interactive Online Course, hosted by the Sydney Jewish Museum.

The connections and collaborations between First Nations and Jewish Australians have focused on ensuring the survival of two ancient cultures, with both peoples having endured persecution and recognising the importance of speaking out against injustice. They have similarly focused on positives: walking in two worlds; protecting and enriching heritage, traditions and beliefs; and ensuring that younger generations continue to transmit  and also benefit from cultural knowledge and values.

Our lineup of panellists is truly extraordinary, including Senator Pat Dodson, Justice Stephen Rothman AM, Professor Henry Reynolds, Rabbi Dr Benjamin Elton, Tony McAvoy SC-FJC, Dr Avril Alba, Marcus Stewart, Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins OAM, Pastor Ray Minniecon and others

It is possible to participate in single sessions – $20 each – or the entire program – $120.

Learning experience program:

Tuesday 1st June , 7pm:
Topic: Story – This week’s lecture will focus on the importance of storytelling in understanding cultures. Book here

Tuesday 8th June, 7pm:
Topic: Land – focusing on the significance of land to culture and history. Book here

Tuesday 15th June, 7pm:
Topic: Identity – focusing on the notion of identity and the ways in which rites of passage connect us with ourselves.  Book here

Tuesday 22nd June, 7pm:
Topic: History – This week’s session will focus on the importance of acknowledging genocides in history. Book here

Tuesday 29th June, 7pm:
Topic: Justice – focusing on the notion of justice in the context of Aboriginal/Jewish partnerships throughout history. Book here

 

Jun
17
Thu
2021
Basket Weaving for Young People @ McNeilly Park
Jun 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A workshop for 12 to 25 year olds to learn traditional basket weaving techniques.

Run on Thursdays weekly between 27 May – 15 July
27 May
3 June
10 June
17 June
24 June
1 July
8 July
15 July

To RSVP, email acarroll@newhorizons.org.au

 

Jun
20
Sun
2021
The ndless Intervention: First Nations speak out! @ Online Event
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
A major zoom conference (in four parts) marking the 14th anniversary of the Intervention

As the NT Intervention – an “Emergency Response” – enters its 15th and hopefully last year it is time to look back at its legacy, which lessons can be learnt and most importantly where to in the future.

Now is the time for in-depth discussion from a range of eminent speakers whose contribution will be profound. It will help raise awareness, so that future decisions made regarding First Nations Peoples in the Northern Territory will have the full free, prior and informed consent of the people affected and are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

There will be three sessions on Sunday, 20 June:

On Monday, 21th June the conference will end with a wrap up session:
7pm – wrap up and closing

Register for the event here

Jun
22
Tue
2021
Shared Online Learning Program for First Nations and Jewish Communities @ Online
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First-Ever First Nations-Jewish Interactive Online Course, hosted by the Sydney Jewish Museum.

The connections and collaborations between First Nations and Jewish Australians have focused on ensuring the survival of two ancient cultures, with both peoples having endured persecution and recognising the importance of speaking out against injustice. They have similarly focused on positives: walking in two worlds; protecting and enriching heritage, traditions and beliefs; and ensuring that younger generations continue to transmit  and also benefit from cultural knowledge and values.

Our lineup of panellists is truly extraordinary, including Senator Pat Dodson, Justice Stephen Rothman AM, Professor Henry Reynolds, Rabbi Dr Benjamin Elton, Tony McAvoy SC-FJC, Dr Avril Alba, Marcus Stewart, Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins OAM, Pastor Ray Minniecon and others

It is possible to participate in single sessions – $20 each – or the entire program – $120.

Learning experience program:

Tuesday 1st June , 7pm:
Topic: Story – This week’s lecture will focus on the importance of storytelling in understanding cultures. Book here

Tuesday 8th June, 7pm:
Topic: Land – focusing on the significance of land to culture and history. Book here

Tuesday 15th June, 7pm:
Topic: Identity – focusing on the notion of identity and the ways in which rites of passage connect us with ourselves.  Book here

Tuesday 22nd June, 7pm:
Topic: History – This week’s session will focus on the importance of acknowledging genocides in history. Book here

Tuesday 29th June, 7pm:
Topic: Justice – focusing on the notion of justice in the context of Aboriginal/Jewish partnerships throughout history. Book here

 

Jun
24
Thu
2021
Basket Weaving for Young People @ McNeilly Park
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A workshop for 12 to 25 year olds to learn traditional basket weaving techniques.

Run on Thursdays weekly between 27 May – 15 July
27 May
3 June
10 June
17 June
24 June
1 July
8 July
15 July

To RSVP, email acarroll@newhorizons.org.au

 

Jun
25
Fri
2021
Speaking and Listening from the Heart exhibition – Maitland
Jun 25 – Aug 26 all-day

Venue: Grossmann House

Location: 71 Church St, Maitland NSW 2320

Reconciliation NSW in collaboration with the National Trust of Australia invite you to view the 2019 Schools Reconciliation Challenge artwork exhibition.

On tour from March to July 2021, the exhibition will be visiting the Blue Mountains, Yass, Dubbo and Maitland.

The artwork is the culmination of works created by High School and Primary School students across NSW which communicate the 2019 theme of  ‘Speaking and Listening from the Heart’.

Please contact Simone Parrot, Program Manager (Special Events) for more information at info@nationaltrust.com.au or contact the venue directly.

Jun
28
Mon
2021
Darug Culture Camp @ Baronia Park
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This activity is a wonderful opportunity to spend time in nature with an Aboriginal guide, learning about plant uses, tools and local culture. Listen to traditional songs and stories. Maybe even develop your own bush skills, such as string making.

All ages will enjoy the learning circle and a short, easy bushwalk. Carers must supervise any younger children in their care.

Bookings are essential. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time, for registration. Bring water, snack and a hat.

Jun
29
Tue
2021
Shared Online Learning Program for First Nations and Jewish Communities @ Online
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First-Ever First Nations-Jewish Interactive Online Course, hosted by the Sydney Jewish Museum.

The connections and collaborations between First Nations and Jewish Australians have focused on ensuring the survival of two ancient cultures, with both peoples having endured persecution and recognising the importance of speaking out against injustice. They have similarly focused on positives: walking in two worlds; protecting and enriching heritage, traditions and beliefs; and ensuring that younger generations continue to transmit  and also benefit from cultural knowledge and values.

Our lineup of panellists is truly extraordinary, including Senator Pat Dodson, Justice Stephen Rothman AM, Professor Henry Reynolds, Rabbi Dr Benjamin Elton, Tony McAvoy SC-FJC, Dr Avril Alba, Marcus Stewart, Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins OAM, Pastor Ray Minniecon and others

It is possible to participate in single sessions – $20 each – or the entire program – $120.

Learning experience program:

Tuesday 1st June , 7pm:
Topic: Story – This week’s lecture will focus on the importance of storytelling in understanding cultures. Book here

Tuesday 8th June, 7pm:
Topic: Land – focusing on the significance of land to culture and history. Book here

Tuesday 15th June, 7pm:
Topic: Identity – focusing on the notion of identity and the ways in which rites of passage connect us with ourselves.  Book here

Tuesday 22nd June, 7pm:
Topic: History – This week’s session will focus on the importance of acknowledging genocides in history. Book here

Tuesday 29th June, 7pm:
Topic: Justice – focusing on the notion of justice in the context of Aboriginal/Jewish partnerships throughout history. Book here

 

Jul
1
Thu
2021
Basket Weaving for Young People @ McNeilly Park
Jul 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A workshop for 12 to 25 year olds to learn traditional basket weaving techniques.

Run on Thursdays weekly between 27 May – 15 July
27 May
3 June
10 June
17 June
24 June
1 July
8 July
15 July

To RSVP, email acarroll@newhorizons.org.au

 

Jul
3
Sat
2021
National Indigenous Art Fair @ Overseas Passenger Terminal
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – Jul 4 @ 4:00 pm

Indigenous artists from around Australia are set to come together on 3-4 July 2021, for the third National Indigenous Art Fair– a two-day art market and program of events  in celebration of NAIDOC Week, taking place in The Rocks, Sydney, at the Overseas  Passenger Terminal.

The National Indigenous Art Fair (NIAF) is an ethical marketplace, offering a unique opportunity to  buy artworks directly from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from remote community-owned  art centres from the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia.

In the spirit of the 2021 National NAIDOC theme Heal Country, Heal our Nation, the event will also  feature a vibrant program of live music and Aboriginal dance performances, an Indigenous sculpture  walk, weaving circles and more than 25 Blak Markets stallholders from around New South Wales  selling art, jewellery, gifts, homewares, and Indigenous bush food and plants.

The National Indigenous Art Fair will be held at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks 10am  to 5pm Saturday July 3, and 10am to 4pm Sunday July 4, 2021. Entry is by gold coin donation to  support First Hand Solutions’ Aboriginal youth programs.

The Overseas Passenger Terminal is easily accessible by public transport and on foot from Circular  Quay. For more information visit https://www.niaf.com.au/

Jul
6
Tue
2021
NAIDOC Family Fun Day @ Steel Park
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us this year in celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal peoples.

AbSec’s NAIDOC Family Fun Day is an event for not only Aboriginal communities but also Australians from all walks of life to come together, connect and learn about Aboriginal culture.

As the peak organisation for Aboriginal children and families, AbSec will be hosting a day for the whole family to come down to Steel Park, Marrickville during the school holidays and enjoy free food, entertainment and activities.

Come along and invite your friends to celebrate with cultural performances and traditions, arts and crafts, face painting, jumping castles, sausage sizzle, an Elders tent and much more.

Find out more about AbSec

NAIDOC Family Fun Day @ Steel Park
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
You are invited to AbSec’s annual NAIDOC Family Fun Day!

Join us this year in celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal peoples.

AbSec’s NAIDOC Family Fun Day is an event for not only Aboriginal communities but also Australians from all walks of life to come together, connect and learn about Aboriginal culture.

As the peak organisation for Aboriginal children and families, AbSec will be hosting a day for the whole family to come down to Steel Park, Marrickville during the school holidays and enjoy free food, entertainment and activities.

Come along and invite your friends to celebrate with cultural performances and traditions, arts and crafts, face painting, jumping castles, sausage sizzle, an Elders tent and much more.

We will also be celebrating this year’s NAIDOC theme: Heal Country! A call for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration and destruction.

This event is FREE, but requires registration through here

About AbSec: NSW Child, Family and Community Peak Aboriginal Corporation, or commonly referred to as AbSec, is a not-for-profit, child and family peak organisation, working to empower Aboriginal children, young people, families and communities impacted by the child protection system, as well as support a quality Aboriginal community controlled child and family sector to deliver needed supports in Aboriginal communities across the state.

Jul
8
Thu
2021
Basket Weaving for Young People @ McNeilly Park
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A workshop for 12 to 25 year olds to learn traditional basket weaving techniques.

Run on Thursdays weekly between 27 May – 15 July
27 May
3 June
10 June
17 June
24 June
1 July
8 July
15 July

To RSVP, email acarroll@newhorizons.org.au

 

Jul
10
Sat
2021
NAIDOC in the City @ Hyde Park North
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

NAIDOC in the City 2021

Everyone is invited to join this celebration of the world’s longest living continuous cultures through food, song, art, dance and stories.

Includes:

        • Music and performances
        • Workshops and talks
        • Weaving
        • Boomerang painting
        • Jewellery making
        • Animation classes
        • Sand painting
        • Native plants
        • Food and cooking
        • Markets and displays

Brought to you by the City of Sydney Council and the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education & Research.

For more information on the event, visit here

Jul
11
Sun
2021
Burramatta NAIDOC Day @ Parramatta Park
Jul 11 all-day

An all-day festival for the whole family. With live music and entertainment, workshops for all ages, craft activities, First Nations markets, Speak Out Tent (Yuin Byalla), community BBQ and corroboree ground.

City of Parramatta is bringing local Burramatta NAIDOC celebrations back in 2021 to celebrate the culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for NAIDOC Week 2021.

This year’s theme of Heal Country! calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.
Country that is more than a place and inherent to our identity.

Country that we speak about like a person, sustaining our lives in every aspect – spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially, and culturally.

Find out more information on NAIDOC Week 2021 and read about this year’s ‘Heal Country’ theme.

If you’re interested in becoming a stallholder at this year’s Burramatta NAIDOC Day, please complete the Burramatta Day stallholder expressions of interest form, here.

Jul
15
Thu
2021
Basket Weaving for Young People @ McNeilly Park
Jul 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A workshop for 12 to 25 year olds to learn traditional basket weaving techniques.

Run on Thursdays weekly between 27 May – 15 July
27 May
3 June
10 June
17 June
24 June
1 July
8 July
15 July

To RSVP, email acarroll@newhorizons.org.au

 

Aug
4
Wed
2021
Jurrungu Ngan -Ga [Straight Talk] – Carriageworks Theatre @ Carriageworks
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 7 @ 10:00 pm

Challenging, joyful and deeply affecting, Jurrungu Ngan-ga — literally ‘Straight Talk’— confronts Australia’s shameful fixation with incarceration in a powerful and provocative new dance workInspired by perspectives on incarceration, Jurrungu Ngan-ga reflects on the disgraceful disproportion of Indigenous Australians in custody and first-hand descriptions of life inside Australia’s immigration detention centres. Searing truths blend with dark humour, fear, sadness and courage to shine a light on new ways to resist and to empower us all to rewrite our future – together.

Book before 13 June for $10 off your ticket.

For more information and tickets – https://carriageworks.com.au/events/jurrungu-ngan-ga-straight-talk/ 

Trailer:

Sep
11
Sat
2021
Winhangadurinya: Aboriginal Meditation @ Australian Museum
Sep 11 @ 10:30 am – Sep 12 @ 4:30 pm

Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 September
10:30am – 1pm | 2pm – 4:30pm

Winhangadurinya is a Wiradyuri word for meditation, deep listening, knowing, reflecting.

This unique workshop offers both an authentic and heartfelt introduction to First Nations culture and a chance to take time out in a hectic world.

Sit with us a while and be refreshed. Let our connection to ancient ancestral knowledge guide you in developing a deeper connection to your inner self and the oneness of all that is here in this world.

This workshop is mainly designed for adults. Children over 12 years old who can sit still and quiet for long periods are also welcome.

Facilitated by “Milan Dhiiyaan”. Purchase tickets here

Sep
26
Sun
2021
Speaking and Listening from the Heart exhibition – Yass
Sep 26 – Oct 31 all-day

Venue: Cooma Cottage

Locations: 756 Yass Valley Way, Yass NSW 2582

Reconciliation NSW in collaboration with the National Trust of Australia invite you to view the 2019 Schools Reconciliation Challenge artwork exhibition.

On tour from March to July 2021, the exhibition will be visiting the Blue Mountains, Yass, Dubbo and Maitland.

The artwork is the culmination of works created by High School and Primary School students across NSW which communicate the 2019 theme of  ‘Speaking and Listening from the Heart’.

Please contact Simone Parrot, Program Manager (Special Events) for more information at info@nationaltrust.com.au or contact the venue directly.

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