27 June to 6 August
The Centennial Centre, 1 Bent Street Wonthaggi
Open seven days a week from 11am-3pm
Tel: 03 5672 5767
The annual NAIDOC Week art exhibition at the Wonthaggi ArtSpace showcases and celebrates local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. The exhibition is hosted by the Bass Coast/South Gippsland Reconciliation Group with support from the Bass Coast Reconciliation Network and the Wonthaggi ArtSpace gallery.
NAIDOC Week is celebrated around Australia and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The NAIDOC Week 2023 theme is, ‘For Our Elders’. Across every generation Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role in Aboriginal and Torres Islander communities and families.
"The Elders are the ones that hold on to the culture and the lore, they are the most important aspect of healing our people. They have the enormous task of maintaining and passing on traditional knowledge, values and customary practices, while helping us find balance as we navigate between two very different worlds. They have laid the foundations for us to be successful across multiple sectors like health, education, the arts, politics and everything in between."
-National NAIDOC Committee Co-Chair, Steven Satour
The artists who feature in the 2023 NAIDOC Week Art Exhibition are the backbone of the exhibition. Simply put, there would be no exhibition without them. The Bass Coast South Gippsland Reconciliation Group thanks them for their continued support over the many years since the inception of the exhibition.
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For information related to NAIDOC Week: https://www.naidoc.org.au