“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.” Learn more about the history of NAIDOC here.
Historically celebrated in the first of July, the National NAIDOC Committee decided to postpone NAIDOC Week 2020 until November in the interest of safety for our communities. This year’s theme is Always Was, Always Will Be, and a majority of events will be online.
Indigenous art for under 5’s at the NGV
The National Gallery of Victoria – NGV Kids is hosting an art-making demonstration highlighting the work of Wurundjeri man, William Barak, who illustrated his culture in his art. This NGV Under 5’s NAIDOC Week online session is designed for children aged 2 – 5 years and their parents or carers. It is free to attend and will run Tuesday and Thursday morning during NAIDOC Week and twice again later in November. Bookings are essential.
The NAIDOC 2020 poster and mindful colouring