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Celebrate NAIDOC Week 2013




NAIDOC  - the acroynm originally meaning

'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'

The theme for NAIDOC Week 2013 is

'We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963'


This year's theme proudly celebrates the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions to the Federal Parliament.

In August 1963, the Yolngu people of Yirrkala in northeast Arnhem Land sent two bark petitions - framed by traditional ochre paintings of clan designs - to the Australian House of Representatives.


NAIDOC is now a celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is a week-long celebration with participants from both Indigenous communities and non-Indigenous Austalians.


There are NAIDOC celebrations held all around Australia. Visit the NAIDOC events calendar to see what's on in your nearest capital city and support the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in your community.


NAIDOC 2013 Melbourne Events in the ARTS


KINGSTON CITY HALL CLOCKTOWER PROJECTIONS

July 7-14 every evening 6-9pm

Kingston City Hall

985 Nepean Highway

Moorabbin

Description
Lighting up the night-time skyline with projection artwork by Indigenous Artists, the Kingston City Hall Clocktower will be in its evening finery throughout NAIDOC week. Keep your eyes on the skies!
CHARCOAL LANE
FREE COOKING DEMO & LUNCHEON
Wednesday 10 July 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Kingston Arts Centre
979 Nepean Highway
Moorabbin, 3188
Free entry but bookings essential - call 9556 4440 now! As a high quality restaurant, Charcoal Lane provides work experience, hospitality training and a supportive environment to enable Aboriginal and disengaged young people to transition to mainstream employment. Through contemporary Aborignal art and stories, entwined throughout the restaurant, and Aboriginal flavours fused into modern cuisine, customers are invited to experience and engage with contemporary Aborginal cultures. Numbers are strictly limited for this event.
EXHIBITION: VICKI COUZENS
Sunday 7 - Wednesday 31 July
Wed - Fri 9am-5.00pm, Sat 12pm-5pm
G3 Artspace, Shirley Burke Theatre
64 Parkers Road, Parkdale, 3195

Dreamtime Art associations and certifications

City of Melbourne Indigenous Art Code Supply Nation