KHT Celebrates NAIDOC Week

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7 – 14 July 2024

The 2024 National NAIDOC Week theme is Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud.

The fire represents the enduring strength and vitality of First Peoples cultures, passed down through generations despite the challenges faced. It is a symbol of connection to the land, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

“Blak, Loud and Proud” encapsulates the unapologetic celebration of First Peoples identity, empowering us to stand tall in our heritage and assert our place in the modern world. This theme calls for a reclamation of narratives, an amplification of voices, and an unwavering commitment to justice and equality.

During NAIDOC Week, KHT has a range of programs celebrating the continuing culture and resilience of First Peoples.  The highly successful JXSH MVIR: FOREVER I LIVE exhibition must close Sunday 14 July, visit the exhibition while you celebrate NAIDOC Week with KHT.


Fri 12 July, 3-6pm and Sat 13 July, 10am-3pm 2024

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with the Koorie Heritage Trust and keep the fire burning.

Join us for our special KHT NAIDOC Market, featuring over 25 stalls of amazing First Peoples craft and design at Fed Square.  Plus there are free family-friendly drop-in workshops and also an elders lounge located in the KHT, Birrarung Building.

Friday Market day coincides with NAIDOC IN THE CITY presented by the City of Melbourne, featuring award-winning rapper Brigg, R&B/Soul group The Deans of Soul, Kutcha Edwards, dancers Culture Evolves, and First Nations Calisthenics Club all on the main stage at Fed Square. Friday 12 July, 3-6pm Saturday 13 July, 10am-3pm.

Mini Bunjil Kids’ Workshop with Arrernte artist Jasmine-Skye Marinos

Tuesday 9 July 2024

Discover the story of Bunjil and make your own mini Bunjil artwork from natural materials. All materials are supplied.

Mini Marngrook Workshop with Arrernte artist Jasmine-Skye Marinos

Thursday 11 July 2024

Marngrook, a Gunditjmara word for game ball, is generally believed to be the precursor of Australian Rules Football. At this workshop learn how to sew and make your own a possum fur ball.  All materials are supplied.

This workshop is for First Peoples.

NAIDOC Week Family Tour KHT x NGV

Saturday 13 July 2024

A family friendly mini tour of both the NGV and KHT focussing on some key First Peoples artworks at both galleries, finishing with a visit to one of the workshops at the NAIDOC Market.

And don’t forget to pop into shopKHT in the Crossbar Building at Fed Square for exclusive Josh Muir merchandise, co-inciding with the exhibition, JXSH MVIR: Forever I Live. 

Bookings essential for all workshops, full details

Koorie Heritage Trust, Birrarung Building, Fed Square, Narrm.

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