NAIDOC week celebrations at the Gallery/Museum

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NAIDOC week celebrations at the Gallery/Museum

See the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum come to life at the launch of NAIDOC week celebrations in July!

Back by popular demand, the much anticipated fashion parade was the highlight of last year's celebrations and will again feature young models strutting their stuff on the catwalk. The launch will also highlight local murri artists and masks created by students from Gladstone South State School as well as a photographic exhibition.

This year is a landmark for NAIDOC celebrations marking 50 years since NAIDOC began and 40 years since the 1967 Referendum which allowed Aboriginal Australians to be counted in population statistics.

The theme 50 Years: Looking Forward, Looking Blak urges everyone to look back at the last 50 years and to look forward at what can be achieved over the next 50 years. This theme has been incorporated in the Gallery/Museum's Arts NAIDOC exhibition on display July 5-28. The exhibition looks back at the history of local indigenous groups and individuals in a photographic display, Murri Portraits, which presents community photographs taken in and around Gladstone from the 1970s to the present. The exhibition looks forward by including student artworks alongside those of established local artists.

Local Murri artists are invited to submit their artworks for the exhibition to the Gallery/Museum before June 27. Everyone is welcome to attend the launch on Monday July 9 starting at 6pm. Please RSVP your attendance by contacting the Gallery/Museum on 4976 6766.

Important Dates
  1. Deadline to submit artworks / Wednesday 27 June
  2. Arts NAIDOC launch / 6pm, Monday 9 July
  3. Exhibition dates / 5-28 July