5 ways to celebrate NAIDOC Week in Sydney

There are plenty of ways to get involved in NAIDOC Week: from films to feasts, tunes to talks. Here are our picks of the program, which runs from 2 – 9 July.

1. Klub Koori

It’s an all-female lineup for the latest edition of Klub Koori at Carriageworks on 6 July. Casey Donovan leads the charge alongside emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists Jess Beck, Mi-Kaisha Masella and Thaylia.

See work by Kulyu Collaborative at Blak Markets

2. Blak Markets at Barangaroo

Aboriginal artists from 11 remote Australian arts centres will bring their artworks, sculptures, textiles and accessories to Sydney for the Blak Markets at Barangaroo on 2 July. You can join in Tjanpi weaving workshops, watch demonstrations of Rarrk painting and pandanus weaving and sample bush tucker.

Preparing the earth oven in Hyde Park

Preparing the earth oven in Hyde Park

3. NAIDOC in the City

Book a long lunchbreak on Monday July 3 and experience Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance, song, food and more in the heart of Sydney. NAIDOC in the City is a free, family-friendly day out. There will be lunch cooked in a traditional earth oven, performances by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians, market stalls, weaving demonstrations, sports workshops for kids and so much more.

NAiDOC Week Cultural Cruise to Be-lang-le-wool (Clark Island National Park)

NAiDOC Week Cultural Cruise to Be-lang-le-wool (Clark Island National Park)

4.NAIDOC Week cultural cruise

Spend the afternoon on Be-lang-le-wool (Clark Island, National Park). Tribal Warrior’s NAIDOC Week Cultural Cruise will take you to the centre of Sydney Harbour, where you’ll have your pick of activities, from hand stenciling, guided tours, cultural dance and Yidaki (didgeridoo) performances.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art

5. Lunchtime Film Screenings

Immerse yourself in a series of free lunchtime film screenings at Museum of Contemporary Art during NAIDOC Week. The program features documentary The Tall Man, about the death of Cameron Doomadgee at Palm Island Police Station as well as much-loved 2006 film Ten Canoes.

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