Arts NAIDOC 2015
In conjunction with National NAIDOC Week (5 - 12 July 2015), a selection of vibrant paintings and historical photographs from the local community and the permanent collection is on display. In association with this year’s NAIDOC Week theme, We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate, the exhibition reflects back to the GIVEN (Gladstone Indigenous Vocation & Enterprise Network) exhibition Coastal Connections. This 2003 exhibition involved artists and Elders sharing their knowledge, skills and stories with students from the Gladstone Regions secondary high schools. The students travelled to Facing Island and engaged in various activities including Aboriginal languages, art forms, song and dance, and ecology and then used these skills to produce works. This year, we revisit these works again.
Official exhibition launch: 6pm, Monday 6 July 2015