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NAIDOC Week in Sydney

Look towards a more inclusive future and honour the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the first full week of July

Indigenous women showing artworks at the National Indigenous Art Fair.
Photograph: Wayne Quilliam

NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. Events in Sydney will take place from July 7-14 honouring the theme 'Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's work together for a shared future'. This year's theme asks all members of the community to strive to build an inclusive society that utilises cross-cultural problem solving for the betterment of First Nations peoples.

NAIDOC stands for 'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'. In the 1920s, Aboriginal groups sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. Today, all Australians and visitors are invited to join in the celebrations – many of which are free to attend and open to all ages. 

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Lin Onus 1991 Fruit Bats install photo Yiribana Gallery at Art Gallery of New South Wales 2013 August image courtesy AGNSW
Photography: Art Gallery of NSW

Where to see Aboriginal art in Sydney

Whether you're visiting from overseas or a curious local looking to get beyond the basics (Dot paintings? Bark paintings? Just the tip of the iceberg), these are the places to see the best of Australia's diverse Indigenous art practice.