Exhibition opportunity for Indigenous artists

Published on 11 July 2018

NAIDOC Week image and slogan

Council invites the region’s Indigenous artists to submit artworks for an exhibition in recognition of NAIDOC Week 2018.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

The theme of this year’s National NAIDOC Week is ‘Because of her, we can!’, in celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s role as leaders, trailblazers, politicians, activists and social change advocates.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

The exhibition will take place at The Q from 23 July – 11 August.

Interested artists can contact Council’s Aboriginal Community Liaison and Project Officer Tina Brown on 6285 6551 or Georgina Perri on 6285 6170.