NAIDOC week 2018

The Library is proud to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture with a series of events for NAIDOC Week 2018.
 

Under the theme - Because of Her, We Can! - NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July.


This year the celebration is dedicated to the invaluable role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in our society and communities, and seeks to shine a spotlight on their voices, strength and achievements.


Explore the Library’s exciting line up of NAIDOC Week events and be sure to follow us @statelibrarynsw

#NAIDOC2018 @statelibrarynsw

Workshop

Painting Workshop with Elverina Johnson

Tuesday 10 July 2018 - 6pm to 7:30pm

Paint your own artwork with celebrated artist Elverina Johnson, and hear stories of her personal journey as an artist at this special NAIDOC Week gathering.

 

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Talk

Indigenous Services Talk: Celebrating NAIDOC Week

Monday 9 July 2018 - 2pm to 3pm

Join Indigenous Services for a discussion and viewing of special items held in the Library’s collection authored by, or featuring, remarkable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women over the last 200 years.

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Kids at the Library

Illustrating Workshop - inspired by Bronwyn…

Tuesday 10 July 2018 - 10am to 11am

Create a frameworthy masterpiece inspired by the works of celebrated artist/illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft.

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Kids at the Library

Animator Workshop - for absolute beginners

Friday 13 July 2018 - 1pm to 3pm

Animation fun for beginners using iPads.

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Kids at the Library

Family Fun - Celebrate NAIDOC Week

Sunday 29 July 2018 - 11am to 2pm

Come and celebrate NAIDOC week with us.

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Talk

Talking Deadly: Mainly Pacific

Wednesday 25 July 2018 - 6pm to 7pm

Join Lauren Booker for Talking Deadly as she discusses her experiences engaging in archival research and the ideal future of First Nation cultural materials held within international collections.

 

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story

My Weekend with Pop

My Weekend with Pop is an online storybook written and spoken in five...

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Talk

Curator Talk: Aboriginal Stories from the Tribune

Wednesday 11 July 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join curator Ronald Briggs to discuss the Tribune photographic archive, and the many important milestones it documented in the struggle for Aboriginal equality and social justice. 

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Kids at the Library

Drop in Activity Centre - Because of her we can...…

Wednesday 11 July 2018 - 10am to 3pm

Make a paper sculpture, indigenous design inspired weaving, or go on an animal hunt around the library.

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    Exhibition

    Boomalli

    Saturday 23 June 2018 to Sunday 23 September 2018

    Posters from the Aboriginal Artists Co-operative.

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