NAIDOC Week 2017 | Whats On

Call for Aboriginal Art

Gnibi College and Southern Cross University Library will be hosting a NAIDOC art exhibition from 17 July – 4 August 2017 at the Learning centre on Lismore SCU campus. They are inviting expressions of interests from local Aboriginal artists who would like to showcase their work.

Artworks must be available for drop off at SCU between 5 and 13 July.

If you are interested in exhibiting please email Sheldon Harrington: [email protected] or Maureen Bezanson: [email protected] or Virginia Ingham: [email protected] for further information.


Image | Artwork by Mark Cora

Banner Image | Artwork by Oral Roberts

NAIDOC Pop Up Indigenous Art Gallery | Opening Night

Nortec, Tweed South invite you to the Opening Night of their NAIDOC Pop Up Gallery. Monday 3 July. 4pm – 6pm. There will be a Welcome to Country, bush food, art displays and entertainment.

The Pop Up Gallery will be exhibited throughout NAIDOC week 3-7 July 2017 at Nortec, 87-89 Minjungbal Drive, Tweed South. For all who are interested, there is an open invitation to pop in anytime during the week.

For further information and to RSVP to the Opening Night please call Louise: 0448 139 118 | Cassie: 0408 682 571.


Image | Katie Homes | Gulibal Basket Making Workshop

Dreaming Trails

Dreaming Trails is a one day art and community event curated by Alison Williams and featuring the work of Frances Belle Parker, Jeremy Mudjai Devitt, Digby Moran, Kim Healey, Kylie Caldwell, Brentyn Lugnan and Jai Walker. Visit the beautiful Corindi Beach to enjoy the art, dance, storytelling, workshops and delicious bush tucker that is available.

Venue | Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre,170 Red Rock Rd, Corindi Beach. P: 02 66 407104 E: [email protected]

Date | Saturday 8 July 2017.  Time | 10am – 4pm.

The day is full of many events and activities including the official opening of the Dreaming Trails Exhibition,  a Smoking Ceremony, dance performance, free art workshop, medicine tour and free bush tucker.

Dreaming Trails is a collaboration between Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Lismore Regional Gallery, and has been supported by the Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund through Create NSW.

Image | Brentyn Lugnan, Baaga Baaga Yuludarla (detail) 2017, enamel and acrylic on canvas. Photograph: Kasey Morrison.

NAIDOC at NORPA | A cultural feast on the lands of the Bundjalung

Naidoc at NORPA is a cultural feast on the lands of the Bundjalung with local regional and national artists highlighting cultural matters.

Lismore City Hall will be activated as a cultural hub to highlight the diversity of Indigenous talent and share the stories that many Australians have not witnessed or heard.

Ceremony and language will be led by Bundjalung elders and dancing performances by The Deadly Bunharms, Bundjalung Nini Nahri-Gali and Muggerah. Local musicians Billy Smith, Teddy Lewis King, Tom Avery and will be joined by national dreamtime/electric/roots sensation OKA (pictured above).

Blackscreen films and forums on climate justice language matters and the referendum will plant an exchange of knowledge through respect from an Aboriginal perspective.

Friday 7 & Saturday 8 July | 6pm Friday and 11am Saturday | Lismore City Hall | FREE


NAIDOC Week in the Northern Rivers

A selection of activities and links for the Northern Rivers Region.

Young NAIDOC  | Social Futures – Northern Rivers Social Development Council are proudly supporting the Young NAIDOC day in Lismore, 10 July 9.45am – 4.30pm. The day includes a Hip Hop workshop with TLK, the Solid Mob Workshop – Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds and Arts & Crafts Workshops and a BBQ lunch. Held at the YWCA, Goonellabah there will be transport to and from event available, so please let Social Futures know if your require transport. Contact person Mischarna Gordon 0439449477.    Read More

Bryon Shire NAIDOC Week  | Monday 3 July 10.30am – Flag Raising Ceremony and NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremony at Byron Shire Council Chambers, Station Street, Mullumbimby and at 5.30pm Bundjalung Art opening at the Byron Bay Surf Club, Main Beach, Byron Bay. |Tuesday 5 July 6.30pm –  Arakwal NAIDOC Film Night , Byron Community Centre, Jonson Street, Byron Bay. | Wednesday 5 July 11.00am to 3.00pm, Family Fun Day Celebrating NAIDOC at Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre, 55 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby. | Thursday 6 July from 10.00am, Bundjalung of Byron Bay Family Cultural Day. Read More

Lismore NAIDOC Celebration Day runs from 10am to 2.30pm at the Lismore Showground on Thursday, 29 June. Entry is free and the whole community is welcome. The day features a formal Welcome to Country and information stalls from more than 30 local service providers, as well as family activities including sports games, children’s activities, face painting, food stalls, and a talent showcase by local schools. There will also be Aboriginal business displays, dance performances and an Elders’ Tent with morning tea and lunch provided. Read More

Richmond Valley NAIDOC Events in Casino, Coraki and Box Ridge.  Monday 6 July 2015 there will be flag raising ceremonies outside Council Chambers in Casino and at the Riverbank War Memorial in Coraki. The NAIDOC Week March on Walker Street and Family Fun Day in Crawford Square will follow the Casino Flag raising ceremony. On Tuesday 7 July 2015 there will be a screening of the film Rabbit Proof Fence in Casino. A Family Fun Day, Sports Day, and Disco will be held at Box Ridge on Wednesday 8 July 2015.

Ballina NAIDOC Week Events will kick off with the launch of the Annual NAIDOC Week Exhibition at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery on Thursday 25 June. The Exhibition will run from Wednesday 24 June to Thursday 25 July 2015. The Ballina Annual Celebration Walk will be held on Monday 6 July. Starting from the front of the Ballina RSL the walk will proceed along River Street to the Ballina Visitor Information Centre for the official flag raising ceremony. For the full program of activities across Ballina Shire Read More Here

Tweed NAIDOC Week | Tweed Heads headspace will be joining the NAIDOC Week celebrations and holding a stall at the Bugalwena Health Expo and Sports Day at Arkinstall Park, Tweed Heads South, on Wednesday 5 July. Click For Official Calendar

Clarence Valley NAIDOC | A family fun day will be held on Thursday, 6  July from 10am-2pm. It will be a day of fun and an opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal culture and languages. Activities will include: free sausage sizzle, language demonstrations, mechanical bull, jumping castle, service provider stalls, commercial stalls, entertainment, indigenous games, prizes and dancing. Everyone is welcome! Grafton Showground, Prince Street, Grafton.

A Yaegl Yarn Up and Flag Raising | Monday 3 July | Yamba Museum

Yaegl NAIDOC Community Day | Wednesday 5 July | Wherrett Park, Maclean

Music Trivia and Goorioke | Saturday 15 July | Maclean RSL Club