NAIDOC Week at the MCA
Celebrate NAIDOC Week at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia with welcoming spaces and events created to honour our Elders.
This year's NAIDOC Week theme, ‘For Our Elders,’ celebrates the role Elders have and continue to play in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and families. The theme acknowledges and highlights the vital role Elders have as cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, and leaders.
The MCA joins all participating venues to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
3 July (10am–12pm)
Connect with culture and community in a weaving workshop for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, their families and care networks.
Free, booking recommended.
2, 9 July (12–1.30pm)
Join a screening of You Can Go Now!, a film about contemporary Aboriginal artist and provocateur Richard Bell.
2, 8 July (11–11.30am, 11.40am–12.10pm)
A series of talks highlighting the works of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in MCA Collection: Artists in Focus.
2–3, 5–6 July (10am–2pm)
A comfortable space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and Community during NAIDOC Week.
3, 5–8 July (12–2.20pm)
Join a screening of films that celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
7 July (6–7.30pm)
Free panel discussion on the theme For Our Elders featuring Aunty Beryl Van-Oploo, Aunty Ali Golding, Marilyn Russell, and Uncle Ray Davison, moderated by Keith Munro.
8 July (1–4pm)
An intergenerational workshop with Wiradjuri, Yuin and Gadigal (Dharug-Booronberigal) master weaver Nadeena Dixon.
Supported by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Exhibition and Program Partner, Qantas.