NAIDOC Week 2023 in Moreton Bay Region

Published 10:00am 3 July 2023

NAIDOC Week 2023 in Moreton Bay Region
Words by Kylie Knight

The Moreton Bay Region will host events and activities to celebrate NAIDOC Week, which runs from July 2-9 with the theme For Our Elders.

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and join in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

Here’s a list of activities happening in the Moreton Bay Region.

Creative Play Space

When: Throughout the school holidays. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am-4pm.

Where: The Hub Gallery at Caboolture

What: The gallery will showcase Jinibara elder and artist Uncle Noel Blair and his artworks from Moreton Bay Regional Council's Art Collection. In the Creative Play Space, children will have the chance to make their own colourful story or create a 3D animal figure inspired by Uncle Noel’s fun characters.

Dance with Lucas Proudfoot (5-10 years)

When: Tuesday, July 4 from 2-3pm

Where: North Lakes Library

What: Enjoy Lucas’ high-energy musical storytelling with guitar, didgeridoo and stomp box. He’ll get the kids dancing! This activity is free and suitable for children aged 5-10 years.

Kelp and string workshop with Mandy Quadrio

When: July 8 from 10.30-11.30am

Where: Redcliffe Art Gallery, 1 Irene St, Redcliffe.

What: Learn how to make string and a small kelp vessel with Trawlwoolway artist Mandy Quadrio. Using bull kelp, river reeds and shells, create neck pieces, arm bands, and other objects to take home with you. Hear about Mandy’s art practice and experience her artwork Speaking with Alizon.

Mandy is a Trawlwoolway, Tasmania Aboriginal woman whose ancestral Countries are Tebrakunna, North-East Tasmania and the Oyster Bay Nation of Eastern Tasmania.

To book: Visit the website

Tastes of Australia: NAIDOC Week food tasting workshop

When: July 9 from 10.30-11.30am

Where: Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, Old Petrie Town, 901-949 Dayboro Rd, Whiteside

What: Celebrate NAIDOC week by learning about the flavours of Australian bush cuisine. Tastes of Australia (a free event) will feature a selection of handcrafted jams, tastings and oils that will tantalise your tastebuds, provided by local, indigenous-owned and operated business, Kakadu Organics. The team will show you how easy it is to add flavour to your cooking at home using native foods in your everyday cooking.

NAIDOC Family Fun Day

When: July 22 from 9am-3pm

Where: Apex Park, 47 Captain Cook Pde, Deception Bay

What: The NAIDOC Family Fun Day is a free event open to all members of the community. It will include Welcome to Country, an Elders Tent, and performances by Uncle Rodger Knox and Gibbah Gunyan Dancers. There will be a side show alley and free activities for children and people of all ages.

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