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8-15 July 2007

‘50 years: looking forward, looking blak’
The Gallery celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and contribution to the arts with talks, workshops and screenings commemorating NAIDOC’s 50th anniversary

All Welcome
Events are free unless otherwise specified.

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Sunday 8 July
1 pm
Canberra dance group, Beizam Koedal, perform traditional dances from the eastern and western islands of the Torres Strait to mark the opening of NAIDOC Week

2 pm
Dr Anita Heiss, award-winning author, poet and broadcaster, presents a lecture to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NAIDOC Week and the 40th anniversary of the 1967 referendum

Tuesday 10 July
11–11.50 am
(ages 3–5 accompanied by an adult)
‘People and their worlds’
Join Tina Baum, Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, and Jo Krabman, Gallery Educator, for an interactive children’s tour through the Aboriginal memorial and share the story of your own world through drawing
Bookings essential on 02 6240 6504 or
02 6240 6537

2 pm
(ages 4+)
Learn how to hunt animals with storyteller, Larry Brandy, who shows and explains artifacts used by the Wiradjuri nation

Special event

Thursday 12 July
11 am – 12 pm
repeated 2–3 pm
(ages 6+)
Join shell artists Esme Timbery, Sydney, and Dulcie Greeno and her daughter, Betty Grace, Tasmania, to chat about the shellmaking traditions of their areas and create your own shell art object in this fun drop-in workshop

Saturday 14 July
2 pm
‘The 1967 referendum – personal and cultural perspectives’
Lecture with special guests, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, writer, poet and photographer of the Wiradjuri people, and Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Director of Kemarre Arts, award-winning writer, poet, editor, visual artist, photographer and academic

Sunday 15 July
11 am – 12 pm
Local performers, The Wiradjuri Echoes, provide a full cultural experience with a dance workshop for all ages, including traditional dance, didgeridoo, artefacts
and face painting
Bookings essential on 02 6240 6504 or
02 6240 6537

2 pm
BabaKiueria [Barbeque area]
DVD, 1986, PG, 30 min.
2.30 pm
From sand to celluloid
A series of films by Indigenous Australian filmmakers, including Fly peewee fly, Black man down, Two bob mermaid, Round up, Pay back and No way to forget
16 mm, 1996, 74 min