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NAIDOC Week 2022

Richard Bell, Emory Douglas We Can Be Heroes 2014, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Wendy Barron Bequest Fund 2015 © Richard Bell & Emory Douglas, courtesy Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Richard Bell, Emory Douglas We Can Be Heroes 2014, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Wendy Barron Bequest Fund 2015 © Richard Bell & Emory Douglas, courtesy Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Get up! Stand up! Show up!

Held each year in July, NAIDOC Week celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

The 2022 theme – Get up! Stand up! Show up! – is a call to action. It compels all of us to come together to continue to fight for a better future. We can all speak up for institutional, structural, collaborative and cooperative change while celebrating those who have already driven and led change in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over generations before us.

To celebrate NAIDOC Week 2022, join us at the Art Gallery of New South Wales for a special Art After Hours on 6 July featuring music and poetry performances.

Families can drop into an art-making workshop between 3 and 8 July, inspired by the art of Daniel Boyd, or pick up a children’s trail brochure for the exhibitions Daniel Boyd: Treasure Island, Local Rhythms and Actions and Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2022.

Explore the work of Aboriginal artists on display throughout the Art Gallery, including a record-breaking 27 works in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes, among them this year’s Archibald Prize–winning portrait by Blak Douglas of Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens.

All events are free, as is entry to the Art Gallery and most displays and exhibitions. You’ll need to buy a timed ticket to see Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2022.

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