NAIDOC - the acroynm originally meaning
'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'
The theme for NAIDOC Week 2013 is
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
- 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
- This exhibition will be officially opened with a traditional Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country Sunday 7 July, 2pm - 4pm, all welcome Vicki Couzens is a member of the Kiraae Wurrong and Gundjtmara clans of western Victoria. Couzens' work encompasses a range of media including painting, installation, mixed media, sculpture, printmaking, public art, and possum skin cloakmaking. All of her art practice is a means to connect with aspects of her Indigenous heritage and to explore her sense of belonging to family, ancestors and country.
- THE DRAGON
- June 27 - July 26
- Check website for show times
- Malthouse Theatre
- 113 Sturt Street, Southbank
- Jimi Bani (Mabo) stars as Lancelot in a witty, music filled fairy tale of heroes and villains. A dragon has held sway over a cowering village for centuries, when a brave Lancelot arrives to vanquish the beast. The problem? The townsfolk have become quite fond of the tyrant and the impositions he makes...including the annual human sacrifice! But don't be fooled, there is more to this fairytale than meets the eye. Beneath the merriment lies a keen-witted exploration of political corruption and the perils of complacency. With Melbourne's comic maestros Tripod bringing their iconic musical spoofery to the stage while playing the beast in question, and stellar performances from Jimi Bani (Mabo) and Kim Gyngell (Full Frontal), you won't want to miss the laugh-until-you-ache hilarity of The Dragon.
- FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE (FCAC)
- Bo Svoronos
- Tuesday 9 July, 2013
- 6.30 Doors Open, 7pm start
- FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE (FCAC)
- 45 Moreland Street FOOTSCRAY VIC 3011
- Feature Black Screen Cinema Screening 'Here, I Am' Karen is a beautiful woman with a dark past, but she's got potential and she knows it. Upon her release from prison she realises the hardest person to forgive is herself. Black Screen is an initiative of the National Film and Sound Archive that provides Indigenous communities and the broader Australian public with free access to Indigenous films. The Black Screen program has created over 15 compilations of contemporary Indigenous Australian films available to individuals and organisations for use at screening events, festivals and community celebrations. FCAC's Film Real - Black Screen Program delivers screenings on a monthly basis, with the additional opportunity to inspire the local community to explore their film-making potential.