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7 – 14 July 2013

Regional Arts NSW will join in celebrations across the state during NAIDOC week.


Outback Arts : Walgett & Bourke

Bourke: Monday 8th July 10-12pm: 2CUZ radio community open day with formal presentation of commemorative plaque to thank radio for their service to the Aboriginal community.

Friday 11th July: Aboriginal Ball at Diggers on the Darling from 7pm.

For more information on all events contact: Mary Ronayne.

Email:  / Telephone: 0268721010


Northern Rivers : Byron Bay & surrounds

The Arakwal people of Byron Bay welcome you to the 4th Annual Arakwal NAIDOC Film Screening of award winning Indigenous films. This year’s highlight is, Here I Am, the breakout film by Beck Cole, starring Shai Pittman in the lead for her first feature film. It’s on at Byron Community Centre Theatre, Wednesday July 6 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Tickets cost $10/$8 Concession, at the door. More info, 0414 779 881.

 Meanwhile, 14 Bundjalung textile and fibre artists from the Northern Rivers are showcasing their work in theFabric of our Culture exhibitionat Boomalli Aboriginal Art Gallery, 55 – 57 Flood St, Leichhardt, Sydney. More info, The show features new works from Casino’s Wake up Time Women, the Saltwater Women of Ballina, and the People of the Reeds from Cabbage Tree Island, includes a range of artisan homewaresthat incorporate their unique weaving and textile designs.



FREE MOVIE NIGHT 6pm on Thursday 11 July at 6pm at the Coolah Branch Library in Coolah.Everyone is invited to a special screening of 6 short films to celebrate NAIDOC Week. The films are suitable for the whole family.

Bookings are essential due to limited numbers: 6377 1910


Arts OutWest

A day of FREE activities will be held for the whole community on Wednesday July 24, 10am-2pm at the Forbes Dreaming Centre at Lake Forbes.

At 10am a community walk will commence at the old Scout Hall down to the Dreaming Centre where activities including face painting, storytelling, traditional weaving, damper making and tasting, dance performances and a free BBQ will also be provided along with traditional meat tasting.

Call Anita Morrison: 6850 2355

Arts Mid North Coast 

 Artists and makers from the National Aboriginal Design Agency – a design brokering service launched by Alison Page that creates social, cultural and economic opportunities for Aboriginal communities are exhibiting at CASULA POWERHOUSE. The exhibition is called CUSPThe Sit Place and will display everyday objects and furniture which tell ancient stories through contemporary design.

Murray Arts

 A free exhibition is on throughout NAIDOC week at the Creators Artspace Inc in Wodonga.

Local Indigenous artist Walter Melrose has been working with children from Wodonga’s kindergartens during the last 4 months and the show will present the children’s artworks, stories and photos from the program.

Arts Upper Hunter : Merriwa, Muswellbrook, Scone  and Singleton

Muswellbrook Library will host afternoon tea at 2pm on the 11th of July to celebrate NAIDOC week and showcase the artwork done during the school holidays by students mentored by Les Elvin.The art depicts the animal horoscopes of the Aboriginal peoples of the area. For more details: Muswellbrook Library on 02 6543 1913.

Muswellbrook NAIDOC Week Local Aboriginal Art Awards 2013  13 July 2013 at 6pm. The free exhibition is being shown until 14 August 2013 at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.  Bookings essential. Call 6578 5700

Singleton Public Library is hosting a FREE Aboriginal family history workshop during NAIDOC Week 2013. Guest presenters will include representatives from the State Library of NSW, State Records and TAFE.The workshop is free and light refreshments will be served. Bookings are essential.Call Information Services Librarian Sharon Muir on 6578 5700 for further information.

 SingletonYouth Art Day is on Wednesday 10thJuly 2013 and Ungooroo will be holding a FREE Youth Art Day workshop with local WANARUAH artist, Denise Hodges.

Bookings are essential. Call Ungooroo Aboriginal Corporation

East Riverina Arts 

COME ALONG to the FAMILY FUN DAY in the E3 Art Space on Saturday, 6 July between 10am – 2pm and meet Wiradjuri Elders, Aunty Kath Withers and Aunty Pat Simpson as they weave their magic and help you to create your own little woven treasure to take away!

The art is on display in the E3 art space, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery from Friday 5 – Sunday 14 July 2013. It’s free and everyone is welcome to participate.

For more information contact us on (02) 6926 9660 or visit