Kati Watson Last Supper, and Lorna Napanangka Something New @ Utopia Art Sydney
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm

This exhibition is open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm.

Kati Watson’s Last Supper is lament on the first world’s over consumption of scarce resources.

Lorna Napanangka is an established artist from Papunya Tula Artists, based at Kiwirrkurra in Western Australia. Lorna’s work is in many important public collections, but she has recently radically changed the way she paints. The paintings are dynamic and yet subtle, depicting the sacred site of Marrapinti.

More information can be found here: https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/kati-watson-last-supper-and-lorna-napanangka-something-new

Barayagal: First Nations choir @ Redfern Community Centre
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm

Barayagal is a community choir, hosted weekly on Wednesdays 6-8pm at Redfern Community Centre.

Last Minute Productions in conjunction with YARN Australia, Sydney Conservatorium of Music & Sydney Uni Community present Barayagal 1st Nations Choir.

Barayagal is a collective of 1st Nations people and people of Sydney University & the community of Redfern, that gather to sing songs of culture and stories.

First Nations people of Sydney are invited to join Barayagal. We welcome people who want to sing for the first time, and all nationalities who have been singing all their lives.

More information can be found here https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/barayagal-first-nations-choir

Badu Gili Celestial Lighting of the Sails @ Sydney Opera House
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 9:30 pm

This event is on daily from sunset, 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm & 10pm

Run time: Projection runs for approximately 6 minutes.
Age: Suitable for all ages.

Viewing: Best viewed from the top of the Monumental Steps.

Badu Gili – meaning ‘water light’ in the language of the traditional owners of Bennelong Point, the Gadigal – is a free daily experience that explores First Nations stories in a spectacular six-minute projection on the Opera House’s eastern Bennelong sails.

Watch the sails illuminate with Badu Gili: Celestial, a new projection celebrating the work and stories of two female First Nations artists from Australia and New Zealand, created in collaboration between the Opera House, Biennale of Sydney and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.

For more information visit https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/tours-and-experiences/badu-gili-celestial

Local Aboriginal Data Governance Group for Blacktown (orgs/ACCOs) @ Our Library @ The Mount Druitt Hub
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Local ACCOs – join us for the co-designing of a local Aboriginal Data Governance group in Blacktown.

It’s time to tell our story our way.

Note: this event is for Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses in the Blacktown LGA including employees and representatives of these. A separate online event will take place in the evening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islandercommunity members of the Blacktown LGA.


Within this workshop, the PR4 Team will provide an overview on what we heard during our previous community workshop in Mount Druitt in Demember last year. Participants will then contribute to the co-designing process of a local Aboriginal Data Governance group for Blacktown. This group will become drivers in the development and operation of a broader Community Data Project for Blacktown & surrounds.

Morning tea & lunch will be provided!

Visit this website for more information and to book https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/local-aboriginal-data-governance-group-for-blacktown-orgsaccos-tickets-835550974457?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Western Sydney Aboriginal Business Opportunities Workshop @ Yarpa Hub
Mar 7 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Hear about the latest opportunities for Aboriginal suppliers to work in NSW government projects including construction and others.

Be first to hear about the latest work opportunities for Aboriginal suppliers directly from NSW government procurement managers. Information will include tips for Aboriginal suppliers and also information about the pipeline of works including major projects. If you’re an Aboriginal business operating in Sydney or surrounding areas, then this fully catered, free workshop is a must-see. One day only.

Wadgayawa Nhay Dhadjan Wari (they made them a long time ago) tour @ State Library of New South Wales
Mar 7 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Library’s new exhibition Wadgayawa Nhay Dhadjan Wari (they made them a long time ago) features significant Aboriginal belongings which were removed from Country over the last 230 years. They have travelled back to Sydney so that Aboriginal communities can reconnect with them and rebuild and share knowledge and understandings about how they were made and used.

The 30 objects have been selected by members of the La Perouse Aboriginal community from five cultural institutions across the United Kingdom. The exhibition provides a rare opportunity for visitors to see traditional objects from Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) and Botany Bay, as well as a few from the Shoalhaven River and Port Stephens regions.

Head of Indigenous Engagement at the Library Damien Webb will guide you through some of the incredible stories behind the show.

Damien Webb is a queer Palawa man (from southeast Tasmania) who has worked in state libraries for the last 10 years, including roles in Western Australia and New South Wales. He previously coordinated the State Library of Western Australia’s ‘Storylines Project’ and has worked with Aboriginal artists, traditional owners and researchers all over Australia.

This tour will meet in the First Nations Gallery (Level 1, Mitchell Building).

For more information and to reserve a spot visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wadgayawa-nhay-dhadjan-wari-they-made-them-a-long-time-ago-tour-tickets-775350934517?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Mapurtiti Nonga (Evil Ass Dreaming) @ UNSW Galleries
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Learn more about Yangamini, the guerrilla collective of trans and non-binary First Nations and accomplices from the Tiwi Islands.

This program brings together Tiwi-Warlpiri Sistagirl Elder and Yangamini founder Crystal Love in conversation with fellow members Jens Cheung and Nadine Lee.

Together they will discuss a range of issues at the core of their collective including First Nations land rights, sexual diversity, and rhetorical sustainability. They will provide insight into their major new commission for the 24th Biennale of Sydney which turns a critical eye on the mining industry and extractivism in settler Northern Territory.

Visit this website for more information https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/mapurtiti-nonga-evil-ass-dreaming

Aboriginal Bushfood Walk @ Joseph Banks Native Plant Reserve
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join Aboriginal Heritage Officer, Graham Avery for a guided walk around Joseph Banks Gardens where you will learn about Australian bushfood

Join Council’s Native Areas Aboriginal Heritage Officer, Graham Avery for a guided walk around Joseph Banks Native Garden where you will learn about Australian native bushfood, heritage and language.

This is a ‘Seniors week’ event. This is a wheelchair and walker friendly activity.

For more information and to book visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/aboriginal-bushfood-walk-18-march-this-is-a-seniors-week-event-registration-826084610307?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Library For All- Our Yarning, Children’s Book Writers Workshop @ Redfern Community Centre
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Library For All create culturally appropriate children’s books for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to learn to love reading.

Library For All is creating a collection of 500 mirror books for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children called Our Yarning. Your voice as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person can add to this unique collection. You are invited to write a story to encourage children to love reading.

The workshop will be led by Jessica Wimbus, a Gubbi Gubbi woman from Queensland Australia with extensive experience in Aboriginal education.

You will be supported through the workshop and do not need any creative writing skills or experience. Authors will receive a copy of their published book.

Registration for the workshop is necessary for catering purposes.

For more information and to register visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/library-for-all-our-yarning-childrens-book-writers-workshop-tickets-807383384437?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Seniors Week – First Nations Art Workshop @ Earlwood Senior Citizens Centre
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

1 hour Aboriginal Art workshop for Seniors Week.

This Aboriginal Art Workshopp will be based around this years NAIDOC theme Keep the Flame Burning! with a dream time story.

The workshop will be hosted by Taylor proud Wiradjuri woman with ties to Wagiman Country through her children.

For more information and to reserve a spot visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/seniors-week-first-nations-art-workshop-tickets-816015362917?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

The Meeting of Two Cultures 2024 @ Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Sutherland Shire Council in partnership with La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council, Gujaga Foundation and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service are hosting this event to commemorate the Meeting of Two Cultures, where Lieutenant James Cook and his HMB Endeavour crew made first contact with the Gweagal community, who lived in the Kamay area at the time of Cook’s landing in 1770.

Attend for a day of connection and bring the family for:

  • Official proceedings
  • Free cultural workshops
  • Free BBQ & Coffee
  • Market Stalls

For more information visit https://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/play-and-explore/whats-on/meeting-of-two-cultures-2024

Diversity Talk – Aboriginal culture @ West Ryde Community Hall
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

City of Ryde is hosting a FREE Diversity and Inclusion Talk Program in 2024 and you are invited!

Each month, you will meet a new guest speaker and learn about their culture.

Enjoy FREE tea and snacks while learning about Aboriginal culture with Stuart McMinn this May.

You will also have an opportunity to meet and network with other community members and have a chat with the Council’s Community Development Team staff.

Speaker: Stuart McMinn is a man from the Dharug and Gubbi Gubbi nations. Stuart is a cultural educator with 20years experience of assisting clients in developing their cultural knowledge and implementing cultural processes into their professional practice.

Stuart brings an array of expertise in the social welfare and not for profit sectors having worked in the sector as a senior manager for the last 10years. Stuart’s passion is in assisting practitioners to develop their cultural understanding and deepen their professional knowledge.

As we have limited space, RSVP is required.

2 P parking is available at West Ryde Plaza.

If you have any questions, please contact Community Development Team via community@ryde.nsw.gov.au or call 9952 8222.

For more information and to get tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/diversity-talk-aboriginal-culture-tickets-751442634147?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Horizon @ Sydney Opera House
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 13 @ 9:00 pm

From two of the world’s great First Nations comes a brand-new work: Horizon. It’s the place where sea meets sky, the horizon we all look to, the compass that guides us home.

This event is on at various times. Recommended for ages 12+

Horizon joins cultural forces across oceans and eons

There is a place between sea and sky—a sacred realm, where the sun rises and falls and the light is new.

From two of the world’s great First Nations comes a brand-new work: Horizon. Some call it a feeling, some call it the mother spirit. It’s the place where sea meets sky, the horizon we all look to, the compass that guides us home.

In Bangarra’s first mainstage cross-cultural collaboration, leading Māori choreographer and Arts Laureate Moss Te Ururangi Patterson joins beloved Bangarra alumna Deborah Brown. Together they guide Bangarra’s award-winning ensemble in stories that honour their mother countries and the spirit that calls them home.

For more information about this event visit https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/bangarra-dance-theatre/horizon
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – Oct 10 @ 12:30 pm

School Holiday Performance  

Waru – journey of the small turtle runs for approximately 45 minutes.

Ages 3+

In Bangarra’s first dedicated work for children, join our heroine Migi as she undertakes a journey of discovery and survival. A contemporary saltwater Lagaw Kazil (Island Children) story inspired by the totemic system of the green turtle, Waru – journey of the small turtle is an interactive and immersive introduction to Torres Strait Islander culture and dance for ages 3+.

For more information about this event visit https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/kids-families/waru

Aboriginal Heritage Legislation Workshop – Sydney @ Tranby Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Learn about Aboriginal heritage legislation at this interactive workshop, happening in person on 10 October 2024!

This workshop aims to assist you in understanding the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act and Regulations through knowledge sharing and practical examples.

The workshop will cover:

  • Cultural Heritage Management Plans
  • Areas of cultural heritage sensitivity
  • High impact activities
  • Exemptions
  • Cultural Heritage Permits
  • Other pathways for cultural heritage management

This is not an accredited training course; it is a workshop for career development and an attendance certificate will be provided.

**There are two sponsored seats available for Indigenous Attendance, please email contact@offroadarchaeologist.com.au to express your interest. These seats will go fast.

For tickets and more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/aboriginal-heritage-legislation-workshop-sydney-tickets-813579838197?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&keep_tld=1

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