NAIDOC Community Day

NAIDOC Community Day
IMAGES > [top left] Amos Roach. Courtesy of the artist. > [top right] Aunty Janet Galpin at Linden New Art, 2022. Photograph: Suzanne Phoenix. > [bottom] Exhibition opening event at Linden, 2024. Photograph: Shelley Xue.

Linden New Art's NAIDOC Week Community Day promises an engaging blend of cultural immersion and community building. The event, held in celebration of the rich heritage, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, will offer a diverse program catering to all ages.

This year’s theme is Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud. The theme honours the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations culture – with fire a symbol of connection to Country, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Central to the day's activities is a drop-in workshop tailored for kids, providing them with a hands-on experience to explore First Nations art forms and traditions under the guidance of Boonwurrung artist, Bianca Easton.

A historical talk will be given at 12pm by Boon Wurrung elder Aunty Janet Galpin, offering invaluable insights into the rich First Nations history and heritage of Euro Yuroke (St Kilda). Aunty Janet's talk promises to be both educational and inspiring, providing attendees with a deeper understanding of Bunurong/Boonwurrung culture, and its significance to the local area.

Join us at 2pm for a set from award winning musician Amos Roach. Amos Roach is a proud Ngarrandjerri/ Djab Wurrung/Gunditj Mara man. His music presents a narrative of healing, told with song and dance. Amos’s voice travels between the Desert, the Riverland and the Saltwater to the city like smoke from a fire.

WHEN > Sunday 14 July 2024
TIME > 12PM to 4PM
VENUE > Linden New Art, 26 Acland Street, St Kilda
COST > Free, All Welcome

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