NAIDOC Week: Events and activities on the Sunshine Coast

From flag raising to family fun days and art exhibitions, the Sunshine Coast is set to host a range of events to celebrate NAIDOC Week. Everyone is invited to join in the fun from Sunday, July 3 to Sunday, July 10.

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’. It calls on communities to rally for systemic change and continue to support and secure institutional, structural, collaborative and cooperative reforms.

Sunshine Coast NAIDOC Week celebrations will kick-off with a NAIDOC Week Flag Raising Ceremony to be held at Nambour Forecourt, outside of the Eddie De Vere building (Council Chambers in Nambour) on the corner of Currie and Bury streets, Nambour on Monday, July 4 at 9am.

Families celebrating NAIDOC Week

Sunshine Coast Council events held for NAIDOC Week:

Lyndon Davis: Djagan Yaman Exhibition

This is the first major solo exhibition of Lyndon Davis (Kabi Kabi).

Open until Saturday, August 6 at USC Art Gallery, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs

Hayley Millar Baker: There we were all in one place Exhibition

‘There we were all in one place’ is an early career survey exhibition of cross-cultural artist Hayley Millar Baker (Gunditjmara).

From Monday, June 6 to Saturday, August 6 at USC Art Gallery, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs.

Veiled Histories: Works by leading First Nations artists

Jennifer Herd (MBarbarum) and Joanne Currie Nalingu (Gungurri) are two extraordinary visual storytellers. A curated collection of works by these acclaimed artists is on display during NAIDOC Week. It celebrates their enduring artistic careers. Jennifer’s shields are a metaphor for strength and protection. Joanne’s distinctive linear patterning symbolises her deep spiritual connection to the river.

Official Launch Thursday, June 30 at 6pm.

Exhibition runs from Friday, July 1 to Sunday, August 21 at Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra.

Sunshine Coast Libraries celebrate NAIDOC Week 2022

Sunshine Coast Council Libraries will host a range of activities and provide resources across NAIDOC.

From Sunday, July 3 to Sunday, July 10

Wan’diny NAIDOC Family Fun Day

Attend workshops, try activities and enjoy live performances and more!

From 10am on Saturday, July 9 at the Quota Memorial Park, Mathew Street, Nambour.

For more information about NAIDOC Week on the Sunshine Coast, visit the Sunshine Coast Council website.

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