NAIDOC Week Art Exhibition 2023
Now extended to an extra week to 10 September!
This year marks the 48th annual NAIDOC Week, an annual occasion of remembrance and resistance that has evolved into a vibrant national celebration of our Communities, Cultures and Country.
In celebration of this year’s NAIDOC week, which takes place 2 – 9 July, Goolum Goolum and Horsham Regional Art Gallery (HRAG) present the NAIDOC Week Art Exhibition. The theme for this year’s NAIDOC week and for this exhibition is ‘For Our Elders’ and celebrates the contributions, love, and legacy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders.
“Our Elders are the cultural knowledge holders and teachers. They are the activists, survivors, leaders, and hard workers who have fought for a better future for our people. They are the foundation of our communities and our loved ones who are there for us during the hard times and the good times. They are our role models. They know when to guide us to a better path and when to pull us into line. They can also be our quiet achievers within our families and communities.”
– Goolum Goolum Chair Jake Goodes.
The exhibition will include a projected video work by Tracey Rigney interviewing Elders Aunty Glenis, Uncle Rocky and Uncle Ron about their experiences living on Wotjobaluk country in the 1960s and 70s, 33 powerful black and white photographs of Elders by Matt Dooling, photography by community based on sessions with Matt, paintings on possum skins by local community members, a display of children’s work, and a variety of other art in multiple mediums by First Nations artists.
Please be advised there may be images of Aboriginal community members who have passed, and these may cause some distress.
The Horsham Town Hall and Regional Art Gallery acknowledge the traditional lands of the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk people, and pay respect to their elders, past, present and emerging.