Culture Guide 9 – 13 November

November 9th 2020

Dance Rites

A celebration of First Nations Dance. Witness the powerful coming together of traditional customs, language and contemporary culture with First Nations dancers from around Australia.

WHAT: Dance competition
WHERE: Online at Sydney Opera House
WHEN: Heats 11-14 Nov 8pm every night, Finals 21 Nov 7:30pm
HOW MUCH: Free and online here


Pathways to Reconciliation Exhibitions - Caring for Country

Five exhibitions will be launched during NAIDOC week and will be visible on the school fences of Tempe, Kegworth, Fort St, Newtown and Bourke St Public Schools. Come and see the artworks and writing by these school students.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHERE: Various venues
WHEN: 5 – 30 Nov
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here


DOBBY x The Roundhouse Artist Livestream

Tune into the latest episode of the Roundhouse Artist Livestreams featuring the up and coming rapper, drummer, and speaker DOBBY. DOBBY speaks to Xavier Hubbard about what his latest tracks such as ‘I Can’t Breathe’ mean to him, who is mob are, and what the most beautiful aspects of being black are for him.

WHAT: Performance and talk
WHERE: Online
WHEN: Monday 9 Nov, 3-4pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here


Virtual Indigenous Film Festival

FanForce TV presents a collection of award-winning Australian films which will premiere throughout the week followed by live Q&As with special guest speakers including filmmakers, community leaders, professors and more to share, reflect and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tradition.

WHAT: Film
WHERE: Online at FanForce TV
WHEN: 11-15 Nov
HOW MUCH: Ticket prices vary, more info here


Blak Markets at the Rocks

The Blak Markets are an established, ethical indigenous market and social enterprise that celebrates the work of First Nation small business owners. The Rocks are hosting the BLAK Markets for 2 days, including 20 indigenous stalls, craft workshops and more.

WHAT: Market
WHERE: The Rocks
WHEN: 14-15 Nov
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here


Blak Douglas and Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts in conversation with Yumi Stynes

Blak Douglas and Aboriginal rights activist Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts speak with Yumi Stynes to discuss ideas of sovereignty and the ways they celebrate and amplify First Nations voices through their work and creative practice.

WHAT: Talk
WHERE: Online at AGNSW
WHEN: Wednesday 11 Nov, 7:30pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here



IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS is a film that follows Ten-year-old Dujuan, a child-healer, a good hunter and speaker of three languages. As he shares his wisdom of history and the complex world around him we see his spark and intelligence. We walk with him as he grapples with these pressures, shares his truths and somewhere in-between finds space to dream, imagine and hope for his future self.

WHAT: Film
WHERE: Online at Casula Powerhouse
WHEN: Thursday 12 Nov, 9:30am
HOW MUCH: Free, booking is essential, more info here


Aboriginal Weaving Workshops

Create your own basket using native flora with these Indigenous weaving technique workshops at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Learn secrets of the many uses for native flora and fauna from Indigenous peoples.

WHAT: Workshops
WHEN: 8-14 November
WHERE: Royal Botanical Gardens
HOW MUCH: Free, bookings essential here


The Australian Dream

Following the story of Indigenous AFL legend Adam Goodes, this film focuses on the 2013-2015 season of his career to tell a story about racism and identity in Australian culture. Screened as a free online event.

WHAT: Film
WHEN: Wednesday 11 November
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse
HOW MUCH: Free, bookings essential here


AIATSIS Indigenous Art Market

What a time to be alive! An online market! Bringing together Indigenous artists from all over Australia, this is your chance to buy indigenous paintings, decorations, sculptures and textiles with all profits going towards artists and their communities.

WHAT: Online Market
WHEN: 8-15 November
WHERE: Online
HOW MUCH: Free, link here


Native and Bush Tucker Garden

Enjoy a day learning about native bush tucker and planting native flora at the La Perouse Bush Tucker Garden.

WHAT: Environmental event
WHEN: Monday 9 November, 3-4pm
WHERE: La Perouse
HOW MUCH: Free, registration here


Speaking and Listening from the Heart

An exhibition of young school-age Indigenous artists responding to the Schools Reconciliation Challenge. This exhibition is in long-standing support for young Indigenous talent in NSW.

WHAT: Exhibtion
WHEN: Until 16 November
WHERE: International Towers Lobbies 2 & 3, Barangaroo
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here


Stories in Glass

Art straight from the red centre of Australia. Ninuku was founded by Kalka and Pipalyatjara artists from the most remote regions of South Australia. They have recently broadened their practice into glass enamelling, now on display.

WHAT: Exhibtion
WHEN: Until November 21
WHERE: Sabbia Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art Guided Tour

Learn more about the Indigenous art and culture on display in the Art Gallery of New South Wales with tours by Indigenous staff members for NAIDOC week.

WHAT: Guided Tours
WHEN: 9-15 November
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

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