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NAIDOC Week at the Art Gallery of WA

BY Art Gallery of WA | 27-Oct-2020
Always Was, Always Will Be - Recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Venue: Art Gallery of Western Australia
Address: Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, Western Australia
Date: Sunday 8 – Sunday 15 November 2020
Time: Various
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NAIDOC Week at the Art Gallery of WA
Queenie (Garagarag) McKenzie Neermeeroni - The Rainmaker 1998 (detail). Natural ochres, pigments, binder on canvas, 100 x 140 cm. State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the Sir Claude Hotchin Art Foundation, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2000. © Queenie McKenzie, 1998.
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.

NAIDOC Week at AGWA

Yarning Together: A community Celebration of Balga Waangkiny
10am–4.30pm, Sunday 8 November 2020 | FREE
Join us for a community celebration of Sharyn Egan’s participatory project Balga Waangkiny, and a day of Yarning Together. Sharyn Egan and Ron Bradfield Jnr will be in conversation exploring their affinity with Balga (grass trees) and their important uses as tools and shelter in Noongar culture.

Come and untangle your thoughts, weave your feelings and share ideas about community and connection. Weave a friendship bracelet to take with you as a reminder and celebration of Noongar culture – Always Was, Always Will Be.

NAIDOC Week Guided Tours
Various times, Sunday 8 – Sunday 15 November 2020 | FREE
All public tours during NAIDOC Week will focus on contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the State Art Collection.

Deadly Denim | Make Your Own Jacket Workshop
10.30am–1.30pm, Sunday 8 November 2020 | $80+bf
Bring along your denim jacket and join the creator/owner of Deadly Denim Rebecca Rickard who will walk you through constructing and sewing together a deadly jacket choosing from a wide selection of these amazing textiles.