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NAIDOC at NORPA is a cultural feast on the lands of the Bundjalung with local regional and national artists highlighting cultural matters.
Lismore City Hall will be activated as a cultural hub to highlight the diversity of Indigenous talent and share the stories that many Australians have not witnessed or heard.
Ceremony and language will be led by Bundjalung elders and dancing performances by The Deadly Bunharms, Bundjalung Nini Nahri-Gali and Muggerah. Local musicians Billy Smith, Teddy Lewis King, Tom Avery and will be joined by national dreamtime/electric/roots sensation OKA (pictured above).
Blackscreen films and forums on climate justice language matters and the referendum will plant an exchange of knowledge through respect from an Aboriginal perspective.
NAIDOC at NORPA is a free family event at Lismore City Hall.


DAY ONE // Friday 7 July
6pm Exhibition Opening The Horses Mouth (photography)
7pm Opening Ceremony
7.30pm A Fair Go – Winning the Referendum (film)
9pm Q&A Panel with Rob Appointed
9.30pm Teddy Lewis King (music)
Bush tucker by Uncle Mick and Aunty Thelma (crocodile, damper, kangaroo curries)
DAY TWO // Saturday 8 July
11am Elders Stories
12pm Djarn Djarns (film)
12pm Weaving Workshops
12.30pm Green Bush (film)
12.30pm Billy Smith (music)
1pm Plains Empty (film)
1pm Muggerah, Darren Compton Move It Mob Style (music workshop)
1pm Elders Stories
1.30pm Mim (film)
1.45pm Babe In The Reeds and Q&A with Lois Cook (film)
1.30pm Blackboi (music)
2.15pm Climate Justice Language Matters: a frank discussion on the approaches to language when changing the nation’s thinking (public talk)
3-6pm Weaving Workshops
3.20pm Muggerah, Darren Compton (music workshop)
3.15pm My Brother Vinnie (film)
4.30pm Tales from Daly River (film)
5pm Minnie Loves Jnr (film)
5pm In the Sand/Fire (dance)
5.45pm Muggerah, Darren Compton Move It Mob Style (music workshop)
6pm Jandamara War plus Q&A (film)
7.30pm OKA (music)

Food and Drinks

  • Bush tucker by Uncle Mick and Aunty Thelma (crocodile, damper, kangaroo curries) will be available on both days.

  • Coffee Cart
  • The Lismore City Hall licensed bar will be open with snacks and refreshments.



This is a free event. No tickets are required.
If you have any questions about NAIDOC AT NORPA please contact the Box Office at Lismore City Hall on 1300 066 772.
NAIDOC AT NORPA acknowledges the assistance of Black Screen, an initiative of the National Film & Sound Archive.