Always Was Always Will Be

Always Was, Always Will Be. recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

Our NAIDOC Events

The Schools Reconciliation Challenge Exhibition at Barangaroo

We are very proud  to invite you to Barangaroo to see the Schools Reconciliation Challenge finalists artworks for 2019. The exhibition continues the existing tradition of International Towers’ support of young Indigenous talent, and of the broader dialogue surrounding reconciliation.

The Schools Reconciliation Challenge Exhibition is open to the public from August 4 until the end of NAIDOC week 15 November .

7.30am – 6:00 pm Monday – Friday in the International Towers (Lobbies 2 & 3) at Barangaroo.

Why not make a day of it  visit the Barangaroo precinct it’s full of art, restaurants and special sites.

Pathways to Reconciliation Exhibitions – Caring for Country

The Pathways Program; Art and Storytelling as a pathway to reconciliation was supported by the City of Sydney’s Cultural and Creative Grants and Sponsorship program and the Inner West Council’s Community Wellbeing grants program. Five exhibitions will be launched during NAIDOC week. These exhibitions will be visible to the community, the works will be hung on the outward facing side of the school fences of Tempe, Kegworth, Fort St, Newtown and Bourke St Public Schools. Come and see the artworks and writing by school students, each of them attended 3 workshops which introduced them to Caring for Country concepts in their local areas with Uncle Jimmy Smith (Wiradjuri), Dance and Ceremony with Kerry and Maci Johnson (Wiradjuri) and explored yarning circles where the subjects included identity, reconciliation, hopes and dreams.


Schools Reconciliation Challenge; Caring for Country Exhibition Launch
Join us for the launch of the Schools Reconciliation Challenge 2020 Caring for Country Exhibition. See the finalists artworks from 30 schools across NSW and read their moving poetry and stories about Caring for Country and what that means to them. Come to the launch or view the exhibition from Friday 6th of November at

You’re Invited

Join us for the live launch on Zoom at the Powerhouse Museum with a Welcome to Country and messages from the Hon. Don Harwin, Minister for the Arts and Aboriginal Affairs and the Hon. Sarah Mitchell, Minister of Education.

Date: Tuesday 10 November

Time: 10.30  AM

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Nov 10, 2020 10:30 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Topic: Schools Reconciliation Challenge

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Meeting ID 96909827747

Passcode: 9217

We also have this helpful how to connect guide for video conferences

First Law Justice: Land, Living Waters and Indigenous Peoples’ Wellbeing

Virtual Building Bridges 2020 by Reconciliation Western Sydney

11 November 7.15pm for a 7:30pm start – 8:30pm

Aunty Anne Poelina, Nyikina Warra Traditional Custodian and Guardian of the Martuwarra ( – tbc

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