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NAIDOC Week 2009
Honouring our elders, nurturing our youth
in association with Soft sculpture and the Knitta Please festival of events

Sunday 5 – Sunday 12 July

image: (clockwise from top left) Beanies by Ernabella artists Angkuna Kulyuru, Tjunkaya Tapaya, Tjangala Ungakini, Alison (Milyika) Carrol and Dora Haggie, 2004. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (clockwise from top left) Beanies by Ernabella artists Angkuna Kulyuru, Tjunkaya Tapaya, Tjangala Ungakini, Alison (Milyika) Carrol and Dora Haggie, 2004. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

 

Beanie workshops

Tuesday 7 July 1.00–4.00 pm
Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 July 10.30 am – 1.30 pm
Learn how to crochet mukata (beanies) and see traditional Anangu spinning while sharing stories and bush tucker with Pitjantjatjara women around a campfire.
$80 (includes materials and morning tea with kangaroo tail, damper and tea) bookings essential | Sculpture Garden Restaurant and Beanie Tent

 

Childrens storytelling for members

for ages 3–8
Wednesday 8 July 10.30–11.30 am
Learn about hunting animals with storyteller Larry Brandy through artefacts used by the Wiradjuri nation.
$5 per child member | places limited, bookings essential | nga cafe (meet in Gallery foyer)

 

NAIDOC Week conservation tour for members

Thursday 9 July 3.30–5.30 pm
Join Cathy Collins and Sarah McHugh, objects conservators, for a close look at the work being done on The Aboriginal Memorial and other works, followed by a sparkling wine in the Members Lounge.
$10 members and their guests | Orde Poynton Gallery and Members Lounge (meet in Gallery foyer)

 

Screening Samson and Delilah

2009, MA, 101 mins
Thursday 9 July 6.00 pm
The touching story of two young teenagers in a community in the central desert. Directed by Warwick Thornton and winner of the Camera D’or for best first film at Cannes.
FREE | places limited, no bookings | James O Fairfax Theatre

 

Where’s your beanie been?

Saturday 11 July 2.00 pm

A presentation on the history of the Alice Springs Beanie Festival and the concept of relaxed reconciliation through the making of beanies.
$15 (includes tea and biscuit) bookings essential | James O Fairfax Theatre

 

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More information and events

NAIDOC celebrates the survival of Indigenous culture and the Indigenous contribution to modern Australia. Read more about NAIDOC Week at naidoc.org.au

To book email eventbookings@nga.gov.au or freecall 1800 020 068 or +61 2 6240 6504 or +61 2 6240 6537