ANTaR ACT July Bulletin of News and Coming Events

ANTaR ACT Bulletin July 2013
Events related to Indigenous rights and culture.

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Gathered Together,  until Sun 15 September, Gallery 5, Canberra Museum & Art Gallery CMAG’s important and growing collection of Indigenous art, including works by artists resident in the Canberra region.

Wreck Bay Community: Window to Wreck Bay Sat 29 June – Sun 25 August, Gallery 4 Canberra Museum & Art Gallery Windsongs and Waterlines – where is, what is Wreck Bay? is a Centenary of Canberra project, proudly supported by the ACT Government and the Australian Government. The exhibition, Window to Wreck Bay showcases the cultural survival of the Wreck Bay Community, the traditional owners of Jervis Bay,  and explores the history and culture of the only Aboriginal Community reserve in the ACT. 

Bipotaim: Stories from the Torres Strait – Exhibition until 14 September, First Australians Gallery, National Museum of Australia
Striking photographs, stories and objects about the lives, culture and identity of Torres Strait Islanders. Bipotaim means ‘before time’ in Torres Strait Creole and refers in a general way to ‘olden times’. The photographs in Bipotaim are complemented by objects from the National Museum’s Torres Strait Islander collections. Open, 10am-5pm weekdays, 9am-5pm weekends and public holidays.
Details 1800 026 132

Hipbone Sticking Out – Big hART 3-6 July The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre
NAIDOC Week: 7-14 July:
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Wave Hill/Canberra Exchange exhibition  2 to 13 July 2013: Kingston, Canberra, ACT
Wave Hill/CanberraExchange recognises the significant connection between the Gurindji people of Daguragu and Kalkarindji communities, whose ground‑breaking strike in the 1960s heralded the birth of the national land rightsmovement. Canberra played a significant role in this seminal moment in Australian history, as the Gurindji people and their supporters dealt with government and politicians from 1966 to 1975.

Event details:

Windsongs & Waterlines- Where is, what is Wreck Bay? 1-15 July Tuggeranong Art Centre Gallery at Lanyon
Exhibition celebrating Wreck Bay’s cultural heritage. Wreck Bay is the only Aboriginal community reserve in the ACT.

NAIDOC on the Peninsula – 7 July  on Acton Peninsula near AIATSIS
Flag raising, performances, stalls, etc. Find us at the ANTaR ACT stall.

ACT Government NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony 10.45 am Monday 8 July Civic Square – ACT Legislative Assembly Canberra CityThe Flag Raising Ceremony is an acknowledgement by the ACT Government of the importance of NAIDOC Week and features as an official activity each year in the overall NAIDOC Week celebrations in the ACT. The Ceremony is held in conjunction with the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body and the ACT Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs.
Information: Maria Vincent – 6207 6199 |

Our Vision, Our Story – Art Exhibition 9-5, 8th July – 19th July, Southside Community Services Southside Community Gallery 63 Boolimbia Cres, Narrabundah
Featuring artworks from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander detainees and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Probation & Parole / Community Service clients. Entry is by donation. Entry outside these hours is by prior arrangement and a light morning/afternoon tea can be organised with sufficient advance notice to SCS. Most of the works on display will be for sale. Known and respected Aboriginal artists will be exhibiting their work, as well as many other unknown, but highly talented artists. This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see new works of art – and it offers the exhibitors a unique opportunity to share their work and perhaps find a path to a new career. The partners in this Exhibition (Southside Community Services Inc; ACT Correctional Services), the Exhibitors and Auswide Colleges cordially invite you to come and share.
Details: 6126 4700

Inside Out: New Actions for Change by First Australians 10-11 July  National Convention Centre

Winnunga Nimmityjah 25th anniversary celebrations 10am-3pm 10 July 63 Boolimba Street, Narrabundah

Canberra’s iconic Winnunga Nimmityjah celebrates 25 years of providing culturally safe and holistic health services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the ACT and surrounding areas.
Flyer: details:

Event details:

BLAK – Bangarra Dance Theatre 11-13 July Canberra Theatre
NAIDOC Family Day 10am – 4pm 13 July on Boomanulla Oval, Corner of Goyder and Kyeema Street, Narrabundah.
Boomanulla Oval Sport and Recreation in partnership with Touch Football ACT is hosting a family day of amusement rides (all day), touch football clinics/games (running from 11:30am to 1:30pm) and the main event at 2:30pm the Boomanulla Raiders are taking on Binalong Brahmans in round 14 of the George Tooke shield. All ages are welcome, come on down and support the Boomanulla Raiders, play some touch footy and have a laugh on the rides!
Jack Charles v The Crown 17-19 July The  Playhouse, Canberra Theatre 
Rock for Reconciliation, 20 July Street Theatre
Warakurna – All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes – Exhibition until 3 November, National Museum of Australia
Works documenting a new art movement emerging from the Western Desert community of Warakurna. Open 10am-5pm weekdays, 9am-5pm weekends and public holidays.
Details 1800 026 132

Ready 4 Recognition Launch – 6-8pm Monday 5 August, The Common Room at University House ANU, Liversidge St, Acton
Ready 4 Recognition is student-led Law Reform and Social Justice project at the ANU College of Law focused on delivering community legal education about the proposed referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution. Our goal is to provide clear and concise information about the legal aspects of recognition and to ensure continuing momentum for a referendum within the next two years. This launch is to kickstart our campaign and also to celebrate the completion of the plain-English legal resources and website we have been developing.

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