Culture Guide: NAIDOC Week is here!

July 5th 2022
Monday - Starting Place

NITV’s NAIDOC Week Lineup

SBS & NITV are showcasing powerful Indigenous stories throughout NAIDOC Week.

Celebrate First Nations people through NITV’s NAIDOC resources, articles and features about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, history and culture. For direct access click here.

HOW TO ACCESS: Tune in on-air or stream on SBS On Demand.

Tuesday - Finding Common Ground

Common Ground

Common Ground is a First Nations-led not-for-profit which brings together knowledge, cultures and stories to create content and experiences that inform and advocate. 

First Nations Bedtime Stories is an annual week of storytelling by Common Ground. It brings Dreaming stories as old as time into homes and classrooms around Australia and can be accessed here.

HOW TO ACCESS: For direct access to learning resources click here

Wednesday - Building Bridges

Bridge Housing Art Exhibition

2022 Archibald winner Blak Douglas has curated an exhibition featuring works by Bridge Housing’s amazing tenants.

Come check out paintings, sculptures, jewellery, and merchandise for show and for sale. 

WHO: Bridge Housing
WHERE: 107 Projects Redfern Street, Redfern 2016
WHEN: 29 June – 11 July

Thursday - Listening

Know Role Models

‘Know Role Models’ is a podcast run by Gomeroi hip-hop artist Kobie Dee.

The podcast features conversations between Kobie Dee and his  role models that centre discussions around  supporting communities and how to inspire future generations.

HOW TO ACCESS: Listen online here

Friday - Diving Deeper

Ellen Van Neerven in conversation with Luke Patterson

The Nib presents Ellen Van Neerven, one of Australia’s most dynamic and acclaimed young storytellers, as they share their poetry and discuss their work and experience as the 2021 Red Room Fellowship recipient with poet Luke Patterson.

Doors will open at 6pm with the talk to commence at 6.30pm.

WHO: The Nib and Red Room Poetry
WHERE: Waverley Library 32-48, Denison Street, Bondi Junction
WHEN: 8 July, 6 – 7:30pm

TLALC NAIDOC Family Fun Day 2022

After years of cancellations, Tharawal Local Aboriginal Land Council are bringing the community together to celebrate Aboriginal Cultures and Histories! 

Enjoy cultural performances and activities, musical performances, and amazing amusement rides.

WHO: Tharawal Local Aboriginal Land Council
WHERE: 220 West Pde, Couridjah NSW 2571, Australia
WHEN: 8 July, 10 – 2pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Saturday - Celebrate!

NAIDOC in the City

NAIDOC in the City is a free celebration of the world’s longest living cultures. Take a stroll through Hyde Park north to discover food, song, art, dance and stories in the heart of the city.

WHO: City of Sydney and Koori Radio
WHERE: Elizabeth St, Sydney
WHEN: 9 July, 10am – 3pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Flickerfest Indigenous Short Film

Council and Flickerfest present a free screening of inspiring Aboriginal short films celebrating NAIDOC Week in the Botany Town Hall.

The program features eight short films by some of the most talented and creative Indigenous filmmakers in Australia today. Includes free popcorn. You are welcome to BYO snacks.

WHO: Bayside Council
WHERE: Botany Town Hall, 1423 Botany Rd, Botany
WHEN: July 9, 6-9pm
HOW MUCH: Free, please click here for essential booking

Sunday - Art, Music and Everything In Between


Burramatta is a celebration for the whole community featuring children’s workshops, market stalls, delicious food as well as some great performances by Budjerah, Kobie Dee, The Merindas, Tilly Tjala Thomas, Castlereagh Connection and more, and Uncle Col Hardy and MC Luke Caroll hosting the celebrations of Burramatta NAIDOC.

WHO: Parramatta Council & Greater Sydney Parklands
WHERE: Pavillon Flat, Byrnes Ave, Parramatta
WHEN: 10 July, 10.30am – 5pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Cooee Mittigar - Artworks by Leanne Watson

Cooee Mittigar, meaning Come Here Friend, is an invitation to yana (walk), on Dharug Country. On display are a selection of artworks from this stunning picture book, by Dharug artist Leanne Mulgo Watson.

The walk is a gentle guide to how Dharug people read the seasons, knowing when it is time to hunt and time to rest. It is also an appeal to remember, offering new ways of seeing and reading the lands of the surrounding Sydney region.

WHO: Penrith Regional Gallery & Leanne Mulgo Watson
WHERE: 86 River Rd, Emu Plains
WHEN: 3 July – 14 August, 10am-4pm
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

This edition of Culture Guide was written by Emma Cao and Sophia Thalis.


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