NAIDOC in the City is a free celebration of the world’s longest living Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through food, song, art, dance and stories in the heart of the city.
The City of Sydney is proud to support NAIDOC Week, which runs from 7–14 July 2019. Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future is the theme for this year, reflecting the three key elements set out in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. 2019 is also the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages.
We look forward to seeing you there!
- 11am – Opening ceremony
- Welcome to Country
- Traditional smoking ceremony
- Kiris An Tharan Torres Strait Islander Dance Troup
- 11.20am – Alice Skye
- 12.10pm – Muggera with students from Chifley College Bidwill
- 12.45pm – Chris Tamwoy
- 1.30pm – The Merindas
- 2.20pm – Nooky and Kobie Dee
Kids’ Art and Culture
- 11.20am – Making Nowie
- 12 noon – Dancestry with Kiris An Tharan Torres Strait Island Dance Troupe
- 12.35pm – Culture workshops with Matt Doyle
- 1.10pm – Dancestry with Muggera with students from Chifley College Bidwill
- 1.45pm – Making fried scones
- 2.20pm – Dancestry with Matt Doyle
- 11am–3pm – Art Workshops
- 11am–3pm – Taronga Zoo
- 11am–3pm – Face painting
- 11am–3pm – Indigenous games
- 11am–3pm – Fair game
- 11am–3pm – Clinics including Netball NSW, Hockey NSW and Football NSW
Knowledge and Culture
Learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures with educational and interactive displays.
Participants include the Art Gallery of NSW, the Australian Museum, UTS, the Australian Film, Television and Radio School’s Indigenous Unit, the State Library of NSW and the City of Sydney’s Eora Journey.
The Healing Space explores the national NAIDOC Week theme, Voice.Treaty.Truth.
We acknowledge this theme may be emotional for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as they reflect on what it means to them, their families and communities.
The Healing Space will host activities that promote self-care and healing through weaving and jewellery making workshops and a community art mural.
Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative presents a collaborative art exhibition with APY Art Centre Collective.
Both organisations will have some amazing art pieces available to buy on the day.
Informative and engaging talks will be hosted at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Visit the Art Gallery tent for more information.
11am–3pm – Food stalls available
Sample mouth watering bites such as crocodile sang choy bau and kangaroo chilli pies.
Midday – Earth Oven
Taste some tucker from the two earth oven pits dug in Hyde Park. Earth ovens are a traditional method of cooking underground using hot rocks and natural materials to seal in the heat and slow cook food for hours.
Come along to NAIDOC’s marketplace to buy local and authentic art, craft and produce from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses.
- Preserves and relishes with native plants.
- Accessories, including handmade jewellery.
- Yoga mats, essential oils and creams.