How to celebrate NAIDOC Week in Sydney
Following a huge Sydney Opera House party for Vivid, Briggs and his record label Bad Apples are sending a few of the show's star music makers to a NAIDOC Week Klub Koori gig. Leading the bill is Northern Territory rapper Birdz, alongisde Sydney’s Rebecca Hatch, Yuin rapper Nooky, Mildura-based hip-hop artist Philly, and 21-year-old Gamilaroi artist Kobie Dee.
Wander through the market and see First Nations artists perform traditional and contemporary dance at this family-friendly festival. Each year, there’s also a collection of free workshops and activities, dance and music at the corroboree circle, plus a feast to share with the community using native Australian ingredients.
The folks from the Blak Markets will be hosting this two-day festival of art, dance, music and traditional cooking the weekend before Sydney celebrates NAIDOC Week. You’ll get to explore artworks from remote Indigenous art centres and artists beside 30 other stalls that regularly appear at the Blak Markets.
Share in the traditional food, song, dance and stories of Sydney's Indigenous community. This free, family-friendly event will celebrate Sydney’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and bring together the wider community with earth oven treats, an art, craft and produce market, plus painting, weaving and sports workshops for kids.
Shirley Smith, better known as Mum Shirl, was a Wiradjuri woman brought up by her grandparents in Cowra. She learned 16 Aboriginal languages and became a hugely influential social worker, humanitarian and community leader for Indigenous people in Sydney and beyond. This exhibition honours the life and contributions of Mum Shirl.
Join this day of learning that recognises our collective responsibility for creating an informed, inclusive multicultural society. Sydney Living Museums and their cultural partner Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre will be hosting a community celebration that includes dance performances, a smoking ceremony, yarning circle, Indigenous language workshops and art activities.
See 16 digitally produced, kaleidoscope-like photographic artworks by Indigenous artist Wayne Quilliam that reflect on this year’s NAIDOC Week theme. They will be presented inside four large cubes at Darling Quarter, alongside a series of free, family-friendly workshops.