Free events for NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

• There will be a free day of celebrations, including cultural music, performances, art workshop and a barbecue lunch at Paul Keating Park this Saturday, July 6, 10am-3pm.
• Free Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander film screenings will be held at Riverwood Community Hub, 80 Kentucky Road, Riverwood, this Thursday, July 4, 10am-11.30am.
• You can enjoy the Cooks River Story Project Photographic Exhibition at Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre, July 1-14. This stunning exhibition by Asher Milgate pairs natural soundscapes of the Cooks River with photographic portraits and oral histories of Aboriginal people.
• A free NAIDOC Community Lunch will be held at the Urana St Hub, Villawood, on Tuesday, July 9. For bookings, call Aimee on 0428 178 242.
• Visit the Bangali exhibition during July at Bankstown Arts Centre, Incubate Gallery. Kerri Kenton, a local Darug artist, works in weaving and painting inspired by her heritage.
• Bankstown Central is also celebrating (July 8-12) with an Aboriginal elder on hand to teach children how to create Aboriginal paintings, 11am–2pm (near Footlocker).
• There’s also the chance for youth to strut their stuff over nine holes at the free Putt Putt Mini Golf, daily between 11am–3pm (near Target).
• Then from July 15–19, it’s time to let imaginations run wild at the free Lego Ninjago Immersive Zone, 11am–2pm in Centre Court.