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NAIDOC Week at the MCA
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Visit the MCA during National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week and experience a range of free public programs

8 to 15 July
(02) 9245 2400
140 George Street,
The Rocks, NSW, 2000


Celebrate NAIDOC Week (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) at the MCA with a range of programs honouring this year’s theme, Because of her, we can!

The theme highlights the vital role that Aboriginal women have played and continue to play as active and significant role models in the community, local, state and national levels.
From lunchtime film screenings, gallery spotlight talks and a panel discussion, the MCA will be recognising women who have made incredible accomplishments in their lifetime.

Take the opportunity to see the major survey exhibition of senior Aboriginal artist John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new in our Level 3 Galleries from 6 July until 23 September 2018. Free entry, open daily.

Web banner image: courtesy of MCA - Cheryl Moggs, tarmunggie-women, NAIDOC Week 2018 poster

What's On

Monday 9 - Friday 13 July, 3pm 
Spotlight talks: Contemporary Aboriginal Artists in the MCA Collection
Hear one of the MCA’s knowledgeable and passionate hosts talk about an artwork that moves them in these short 10-minute sessions.

Tuesday 10 July, 12.30pm-1.30pm
NAIDOC week lunchtime Film Screening: We Fight (Guniwaya Ngigu)

Wednesday 11 July, 6pm
Strong Aboriginal Women Panel Discussion 
Hear from an all-female panel as they share stories of Aboriginal women who have carved pathways for younger generations and continue to be advocates for change. Panellists include Sue Blacklock AM, Nakia Davis-Welsh and Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM.

Thursday 12 July, 12.30pm- 2pm
NAIDOC week lunchtime Film Screening: Jedda