NAIDOC Week 2023

NAIDOC Week 2023

For Our Elders

"Across every generation, our Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in our communities and families. They are cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders, hard workers and our loved ones. It is their influence and through their learnings that we must ensure that when it comes to future decision making for our people, there is nothing about us – without us. We pay our respects to the Elders we’ve lost and to those who continue fighting for us across all our Nations and we pay homage to them." – National NAIDOC Committee.

NAIDOC Week activities are held across Australia each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Learn more about NAIDOC Week.


• 10am-5pm, until 30 July | Boodjar: Through the Works of Meeyakba Shane Pickett
• 1pm, Monday – Saturday | Perspectives on First Nations Art Guided Tours
• 10.30am-12.30pm & 2-4pm, Wednesday 5 July | Art Making Workshop with Beananging Kwuurt Institute First Nations artists
• 1.30-2.15pm, Thursday 6 July | Little Boorloo Dance Workshop
• 2-3pm, Saturday 8 July | Art, Walking, Words with poet and author Dr Charmaine Papertalk Green
• Ongoing | Balancing Act

Please note - the guided tour on Thursday 6 July will run from 12-1pm due to the Little Boorloo Dancers event at 1.30pm as part of NAIDOC Week.

Related Information

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On Saturday 27 August, the Gallery is open 10am-3pm only as we prepare for the AGWA Foundation Gala supporting women in the arts. Some exhibition access will be disrupted with two Tracks We Share ground floor galleries closed. AGWA Rooftop bar will be closed, reopening at 2pm Sunday. Details