KHT celebrates NAIDOC Week


3 – 10 July 2023

The 2023 National NAIDOC Week theme is For Our Elders.  KHT pays respect to our Elders, acknowledging their important role in community and family. During NAIDOC Week, KHT has a range of programs celebrating the continuing culture of First Nation people and the important role Elders have played as knowledge holders.

Feather Flower Workshop with Aunty Glenda Nicholls

Sat 1 July 2023, 10am – 1pm

Join Aunty Glenda Nicholls (Waddi Waddi, Ngarrindjeri and Yorta Yorta) in making Feather Flowers.  Learn about the cultural significance of feather flowers in Koorie communities, and view some of the precious feather flowers in the KHT Collection.  This family friendly workshop is designed for kids to work alongside adults.

Create your own Murnong Daisy Necklace with Deanne Gilson

Wed 5 July, 11am – 2pm. Free

Join artist Dr Deanne Gilson (Wadawurrung), for a free school holiday family workshop.  Learn about the significance of the murnong daisy within Victorian Aboriginal culture and create your own murnong daisy necklace.

Marngrook Community Workshop with Bernadette Atkinson

Thur 6 July, time tbc. Free

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only.  Join Bernadette Atkinson (Yorta Yorta) in a Marngrook making workshop.  Make an authentic possum pelt ball using traditional techniques in a culturally safe space.  All materials and tools provided.

Painted Earring Workshop with Bronwyn David

Fri 7 July, 11am – 2pm.  Free

Join Bronwyn David (Palawa-Tebrikunna) to make your own fun and unique earrings.  Make one pair of interchangeable hoops with multiple layers.

Weaving Workshop with Donna Blackall

Sat 8 July 2023, 10am – 1pm

Join Donna Blackall (Yorta Yorta) to learn the craft of traditional coil weaving with natural materials to create a small basket or object.

KHT x NGV Community Tour

Sat 8 July, from 11am.  Free

We invite our First Nations community members to join us for a morning of activities hosted by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and the Koorie Heritage Trust (KHT).  Meet at KHT for a tour of the current exhibition Second Skin: Essence of Country and then there will be an opportunity to view key Collection items on display.  We then go to visit the NGVA for a tour with their curators of Indigenous art.  Morning tea provided. This is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders community members only.

School Holidays

Bush Toys with Aunty Bronwyn Razem

Fri 30 June, 11am – 2pm.  Free

Join Gunditjmara weaver Aunty Bronwyn Razem for an animal making workshop using natural materials and weaving techniques.  Make a camp dog, kangaroo or other creature from the bush. This is a children’s workshop designed for adults to work with their kids.

All events are at KHT, including a tour of the NGVA, Fed Square.  Free, bookings are essential.  Koorie Heritage Trust (KHT), Yarra Building, Fed Square, Naarm

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