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NAIDOC Week celebrations include immersive exhibition

NAIDOC Week celebrations include immersive exhibition
6 June 2024

The 2024 NAIDOC Week theme of ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud’ will be celebrated in Kwinana with a range of community events and an immersive exhibition experience at Ken Jackman Hall from 24 June.

 

Caption: Elder Doris Getta. Photo taken by Kerry-Anne de Klerk 

NAIDOC Week (7 July to 14 July) is celebrated earlier in Kwinana to allow community members to attend events in Perth and it will kick off with a community-run Opening Ceremony in addition to the opening of an immersive exhibition experience on Monday, 24 June.

Mayor Peter Feasey said Djinanginy Moort Koora (looking, family, long ago) will feature portraits of the Aboriginal community alongside a collection of oral histories.

Djinanginy Moort Koora is an immersive exhibition which celebrates the unyielding spirit of the community surrounding the Medina Aboriginal Cultural Centre (MACC),” Mayor Feasey said.

“The exhibition of portraits commemorates the past contributions of families whilst looking to the future, recognising that their strengths influence opportunities for generations to come.

“Taken by Kerry-Anne de Klerk, the portraits were gathered in honour of the MACC’s 50th anniversary alongside a series of oral histories which capture the enduring strength and vitality of local Nyoongar voices.

“The exhibition experience is inspired by the 2024 NAIDOC Week theme of ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud’ and the immersive exhibition experience will include a second exhibition featuring artworks from a children’s book.

“Nedingar: Ancestors was authored by Isobel Bevis, program coordinator at Gilmore College for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, and was illustrated by Leanne Zilm who is a Wudjari and Goreng Noongar landscape artist.

“The book is a lyrical dual language celebration of Country and family,” he said.

Djinanginy Moort Koora and Nedingar: Ancestors will be exhibited in the Ken Jackman Hall, Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre, 24 June to 29 June.

A public opening event will be held on Monday, 24 June 5pm to 7pm.

Opening hours include Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Thursday until 7pm, Saturday 9am to 2pm.

Here is more information about the NAIDOC Week events and activities in Kwinana.

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