National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. From 27 May to 3 June, we can celebrate National Reconciliation Week together with these FREE events.
Community Art Workshop
Holden Hill Community Centre at 82 Valiant Road, Holden Hill
, will host a Community Art Workshop
, on Thursday, 25 May 2023, starting from 12.30pm to 2.30 pm.
Wworkshop will be facilitated by Nikki Carabetta from Mawurdu Gagu Arts, and is based on Dreamtime story 'Tiddalick the greedy frog'. You will paint one of a selection of Australian animals which have been cut out by the Tea Tree Gully Men's Shed. These will be attached to an outdoor art display on the Holden Hill Community Centre wall to raise awareness of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, in celebration of National Reconciliation Week. Please book here
Aboriginal Silk Painting
Join Temaana on Friday, 26 May 2023, starting at 9.30 am to 11.30 am
at Henley and Grange Community Centre, 196A Military Road, Henley Beach
, to learn about Aboriginal symbols, their meanings in art and co-design a silk painting to hang at Henley Community Centre. Please book here
Wirraparinga - Understanding the Past to Build a Voice for the Future Wirraparinga - Understanding the Past to Build a Voice for the Future (Image taken from www.eventbrite.com.au)
On-Country at Brownhill Creek and National Reconciliation Week 2023 invites all of you to be a Voice for Generations (past and future). Being a voice for reconciliation is dependent on knowledge, on understanding the history, and the Truths associated with place. So come to Wirraparinga (Brownhill creek) at Mitcham Reserve, Old Belair Road, Mitcham
, to learn about Kaurna connection to this place, through learning about life along the pari (river), seasonal movement, weaving, artefacts, tools and language.
The afternoon will include - Cultural artifacts talk, insight into seasonal movement, diorama of place demonstration, Kaurna language games, 'Look for me Challenge', Aboriginal symbols to learn and more. Please book here
for an event that will be held on, Saturday, 27 May 2023, starting from 2 pm to 4 pm
Aboriginal Coastal Walk
Join Uncle Moogie (Major Sumner) at Ozone Reserve, corner of Esplanade and Seaview Road Henley Beach, on Saturday, 27 May 2023, starting from 10 am to 11 am
, as he will talk about the spiritual significance of the coast to Aboriginal people today and through the Dreamtime. Please book here
Aboriginal Poetry Writing
Join Mandy on Tuesday, 30 May 2023, starting at 10 am to 11.0 am, at Ngutungka West Lakes, 9 Charles Street, West Lakes,
and you can learn about Aboriginal Dreamtime and the importance of stories in Aboriginal culture. Please book here
Kaurna Cultural Workshop
Civic (Woodville) Library at 72 Woodville Road, Woodville, will host Kaurna Cultural Workshop on Tuesday, 30 May 2023, starting from 3.45 pm to 4.45 pm
, and you will learn about native trees, artefacts, animal skins, Kaurna seasons and ochre. After that, you can play traditional Aboriginal children's games. This event is suit children aged 5 to 12 years old. Please book here
Located at 19 On Green Community Centre, 19 Green Street
, join Aunty Elaine and weave your own small basket while yarning about the origins of weaving in Aboriginal culture. Please book here for this FREE event that will be on Tuesday, 30 May 2023, starting from 3 pm to 5 pm
. This event is suitable for children aged 15 years old and up. Please book here
Located at Henley and Grange Community Centre on 1964A Military Road, Henley Beach
, join Aunty Elaine and weave your own small basket while yarning about the origins of weaving in Aboriginal culture. Please book here
for this FREE event that will be on Wednesday, 31 May 2023, starting from 10 am to 12 pm.