NAIDOC WeekJuly 7-14


NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The NGV will host a week-long festival of events to showcase and celebrate the talents of local and interstate Indigenous artists and performers. This will be the biggest NAIDOC program ever undertaken by the NGV with every event featuring Indigenous artists, performers, actors or directors.

Munggurrawuy Yunupingu
Gumatj
Fire story at Caledon Bay 1962
earth pigments on bark
185.6 x 78.1 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Jan and Bill Conn, Members, 1989
O.83-1989
© Estate of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu



Brian Martin
Muruwari/Bundjalung/Kamilaroi born 1972
Methexical countryscape Paakantyi #2 2013
charcoal on paper
(a-dd) 209.0 x 146.0 cm (overall)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased NGV Foundation, 2013 (2013.100)
© Brian Martin, courtesy William Mora Galleries, Melbourne




Brian Martin
Muruwari/Bundjalung/Kamilaroi born 1972
Methexical Countryscape Wurundjeri #3 2012
charcoal on paper
(a-dd) (209.0 x 146.0 cm) (overall)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased NGV Foundation, 2013
© Brian Martin

NAIDOC Week ProgramsFree Entry


Sun 7 July, 2pm
Drop-by Drawing: Brian Martin
Joseph Brown Collection, Level 2

Indigenous contemporary artist, Brian Martin who was highly commended in the 2012 Deadly Awards will conduct a drawing session bringing new life to the historical collection.
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Tue 9 Jul, Thu 11 Jul, & Fri 12 Jul 2-4pm
Demonstration: Treahna Hamm
Qantas Airways Indigenous Galleries, Ground Level

Join Treahna Hamm as she weaves an artwork throughout the week and discusses the history, and importance of weaving and storytelling by her people.
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Tue 9 Jul, 2pm-3.45pm


Double Film Screening: Wanga Watangumirri Dharuk & Bit of Black Business
Theatre, Ground Level

Wanga Watangumirri Dharuk
(2011, 20 mins, unrated)
A short documentary featuring new and archival footage about the Yolngu people seeking control of their land in the face of mining operations.

Bit of Black Business
(2007, 75 mins, PG)
Thirteen short films by Indigenous filmmakers from around Australia featuring contemporary Aboriginal themes.

Yhonnie Scarce
Kokatha/Nukunu born 1973
Oppression, Repression (Family Portrait) 2004
blown glass, photographs and commercially manufactured jars
dimensions variable
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
© Yhonnie Scarce, courtesy Diane Tanzer Gallery + Projects


Yhonnie Scarce
Kokatha/Nukunu born 1973
The Collected 2010 (detail)
found wooden boxes and blown glass
dimensions variable
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, NGV Supporters of Indigenous Art, 2011 (2011.355)
© Yhonnie Scarce, courtesy Diane Tanzer Gallery + Projects

Wed 10 Jul, 12.30pm
Floor Talk: Yhonnie Scarce
Qantas Airways Indigenous Galleries, Ground Level

Recently returned from representing Australia at the 55th Venice Biennale, contemporary artist, Yhonnie Scarce discusses her work The Collected (2010) & Oppression, Repression (2004).
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Wed 10  Jul, 6pm

In Conversation: Ricardo Idagi and Tom Mosby
Qantas Airways Indigenous Galleries, Ground Level

Join us for an intimate conversation between Tom Mosby, CEO Koori Heritage Trust and Ricardo Idagi, artist and performer as they discuss what Koiki Mabo has meant to them - how his landmark actions have affected their lives and those of their families and communities.
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Thu 11 Jul, 12.30pm
Floor Talk: Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin
Qantas Airways Indigenous Galleries, Ground Level

Aunty Joy discusses the work of her Ancestor William Barak on display.
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Thu 11 Jul, 6pm
Inaugural Keynote Lecture: Elina Spilia - Indigenous Art After the 1960s: Arnhem Land
Theatre, Ground Level
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Fri 12 Jul, 11.30am
Kids on Tour: Clinton Nain
Qantas Airways Indigenous Galleries, Ground Level

Indigenous contemporary artist, Clinton Nain takes families on a guided tour of the Qantas Airways Indigenous Galleries.
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Sat 13 July, 3pm-4.45pm
Double Film Screening: Wanga Watangumirri Dharuk & From Sand to Celluloid
Theatre, Ground Level

Wanga Watangumirri Dharuk
(2011, 20 mins, unrated)
A short documentary featuring new and archival footage about the Yolngu people seeking control of their land in the face of mining operations.

From Sand to Celluloid
(1996, 75 mins, M)
A challenging and entertaining collection of six short films from Indigenous filmmakers: No Way to Forge, Fly Peewee Fly!, Round Up, Two Bob Mermaid, Payback and Black Man Down.


On the 50th anniversary year of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions, 1963, art historian Elina Spilia discusses landmarks in art from Arnhem Land since the 1960s, from traditional bark painting to international contemporary art.


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