There are plenty of ways to get involved in NAIDOC Week, with feasts, exhibitions and talks.
Here are our picks of the program, which runs from 7 to 14 July.
Wayne Quilliam: Instaculture
Artist Wayne Quilliam presents a 24-hour public art exhibition. To represent the 6 seasons of Aboriginal cultures, the exhibition will show earth, sky, freshwater and saltwater scapes captured on digital camera and drone.
There’ll also be free family workshops during NAIDOC Week. They’re hosted alongside the exhibition with the local Koomurri Aboriginal Incursions.
Monday 1 July to Saturday 3 August 2019
Truth and Treaty tour
Explore the complex story of truth and treaty in Australian history in this interactive tour led by First Nations staff. Exploring the theme of 2019 NAIDOC Week – Voice, Treaty, Truth – Wiradjuri archivist Nathan Mudyi Sentence will offer explanations, commentary, hidden stories and anecdotes about the truths behind the popular myths, and the argument for a treaty.
Wednesday 10 July
NAIDOC at NCIE
2019 marks the 10th year NCIE has hosted a community NAIDOC event. There’s something for everyone, with performances, films, a cooking demonstration with Aunty Beryl, touch footy games, basketball, story reading and a free feed.
National Centre for Indigenous Excellence
Friday 12 July
NAIDOC in the City
Come along to 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’ll be lunch cooked in a traditional earth oven, performances by Aboriginal musicians, market stalls, weaving demonstrations, and sports workshops for kids.
Hyde Park north
Saturday 13 July 2019, 11am to 3pm
Klub Koori returns featuring a line-up of emerging and established artists hand-picked by Australian record label Bad Apples Music. This all-ages event is presented by Carriageworks and Koori Radio.
Saturday 13 July
- Check out the Koori Collection pop-up displays at each City of Sydney library branch from Monday 8 July to Wednesday 31 July
- Take part in an evening of entertainment and cultural learning at Centennial Parklands that includes an Aboriginal astronomy talk
- Join a fun, free mid-week community celebration in Marrickville at the Addison Road Community Centre