National Reconciliation Week
Now More Than Ever

National Reconciliation Week

It’s National Reconciliation Week, a time for all Australians to learn about shared histories, cultures and achievements.
27 May 2024
03 Jun 2024

The 2024 theme 'Now More Than Ever,' reminds us to learn, reflect and explore how we can contribute to achieving reconciliation.

To support the week, The Rocks Discovery Museum will showcase artworks from the 2023 Schools Reconciliation Challenge, featuring incredible art from primary and high school students from all around Australia. You can also check out some of our online learning materials. 

If you're interested in celebrating a little early, join us at Vivid Sydney for First Light on Friday May 24, as we welcome a celebration of First Nations culture and continue Calling Country. Set against the iconic backdrop of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, this event brings to life the rich traditions of the Gadigal people and neighbouring nations through vibrant song, dance, and Language.


Schools Reconciliation Challenge at The Rocks Discovery Museum

Monday 27 May - Monday 3 May, 10am to 5pm 

The Rocks Discovery Museum is the perfect place for little ones (and their big buddies) to learn about the shared history of all Australians. The finalists from the Schools Reconciliation Challenge 2023 will be on display at The Rocks Discovery Museum during National Reconciliation Week, so you can see inspiring artwork from Primary School and High School students from all around Australia. 

The Schools Reconciliation Challenge 2024 is now open and accepting entries until September 6 2024.

First Light

Vivid Sydney 2024 will commence with First Light, as we welcome a celebration of First Nations culture and continue Calling Country on Friday May 24, 5.30pm.

This year, First Light pays tribute to the Wiyanga—ancestral women who have shaped the Sydney basin as healers, nurturers, and leaders. Their enduring spirits guide a ceremony spotlighting the six seasons of Gadigal country and inviting everyone to partake in this ancient practice of welcome and care.

First Light is a very special opening celebration to launch Vivid Sydney. It will be broadcast across the Light Walk on opening night and an edited version appears every night of the festival before Lights On!

Curated by Vivid Sydney's First Nations Advisor Rhoda Roberts AO.