CORANDERRK is going national
Apr
18
Jun 18

CORANDERRK is going national

The co-production by ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and Belvoir illustrates the definitive and revolutionary acts that took place in 1881 at Coranderrk Aboriginal reserve. From the 18th of April to the 18th of July you have the chance to witness this great production across various venues.

To book tickets and learn more about Coranderrk’s painful history as well as its resilience and strength click here

RECENTRE; sisters
May
6
Aug 5

RECENTRE; sisters

  • City Gallery

RECENTRE; sisters is a free art show exhibiting work from Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander female artists.

Blackwiz trivia night is back!
May
31
7:00 pm19:00

Blackwiz trivia night is back!

  • The Reading Room- Fitzroy Town Hall

Want to test your knowledge about Aboriginal culture, music, history and politics? Want to learn more? Want to laugh along the way? Join quiz masters Jason Tamiru and Kerrie Loveless, singer and composer Elaine Crombie and honored guest Uncle Jack Charles for a night of music, comedy and trivia to celebrate Reconciliation week 2017. 

To book and read the all the details click here

Reconciliation in Boroondara
May
31
7:45 pm19:45

Reconciliation in Boroondara

  • Deepdene Uniting Church Hall

Boroondara council voted to make ‘acknowledgment of country’ optional at their council meetings, civic events and citizenship ceremonies as for it not to be seen as ‘tokenistic’. The decision was revealed one day after Malcom Turnbull presented the ninth Closing the Gap report on indigenous disadvantage.

ANTaR Boroondara has organised a public meeting on the 31st of May calling on the City of Boroondara to reinstate acknowledgment of country and renew their reconciliation action plan.

The meeting will be chaired by Assoc. Prof Ken Coghill.

Speakers include:

The Hon. Natalie Hutchins – Minster for Aboriginal Affairs, Local Government and Industrial Affairs.

Uncle John Baxter- Reconciliation Victoria Committee

Cr. Trent McCarthy – City of Darebin

A petition has been created by local residents to reinstate these acknowledgments, to sign it click here


HRAFF Goes West!
May
13
6:00 pm18:00

HRAFF Goes West!

  • Footscray Community Arts Centre

Hosted by the Footscray Community Arts Centre, HRAFF Goes West! is a celebration of the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival's 10th anniversary.

Fire Bucket
May
9
May 10

Fire Bucket

  • Meat Market

Uncle Wes Marne, a 95-year-old Bigambul man and community elder, is bringing his piece Fire Bucket to the Yirramboi festival.

Zach's Ceremony Screening
May
7
2:30 pm14:30

Zach's Ceremony Screening

  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image

The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival is hosting a screening of Zach's Ceremony, an indigenous coming-of-age film.

Chasing Smoke
May
6
May 9

Chasing Smoke

  • Meat Market

Hosted by BLAKflip and Circus OZ, Chasing Smoke is a representation of the world's oldest living culture told through contemporary circus.

Native Girl Syndrome
May
6
May 8

Native Girl Syndrome

  • Meat Market

Native Girl Syndrome is a theatrical piece from Lara Kramer.

Burran Ganbu
May
5
May 6

Burran Ganbu

  • Meat Market

The opening event of the Yirramboi festival, Barrun Ganbu is described as “an evening of sound, smoke & song and high camp hilarity."

Yirramboi-(Tomorrow)- First Nations Arts Festival
May
5
May 14

Yirramboi-(Tomorrow)- First Nations Arts Festival

  • Various locations in Melbourne

Yirramboi is taking place over nine days during May. Focusing on the five streams of Ngulu (give voice to), Yingadha Buluk (all sing together), Yulendj (knowledge), Bullarto Wonthaggi (everyone gathering together) and Nganga Burnbunak (see and feel), the festival is hosted by the City of Melbourne and contains over 50 events. 
Program Highlights:

Burrun Gambu - first night- 5 May

The first event of Yirramboi, Burrun Gambu promises an "evening of sound, smoke & song and high camp hilarity." A traditional smoking welcome ceremony will be conducted from 6.30pm, followed by an opening party starting at 7.30pm. The opening party, hosted by Miss Ellaneous, includes a performance by electro-soul duo ELECTRIC FIELDS, as well as many other Indigenous "queer, gender bending pop-up live arts." 

Chasing Smoke- 6-9 May

"Chasing Smoke is a glimpse into the world’s oldest living culture told through the limitless art form of contemporary circus. Tumbling through life while juggling our responsibilities in an age where culture, tradition, land and identity are under threat. BLAKflip performers ignite the imagination and paint the world that was, that is, and that could be."

RECENTRE; sisters- 6-14 May

RECENTRE; sisters is an all-female art exhibition showing the work of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander artists. The show strives to subvert the standard patriarchal gaze through cultural revival and activism. Focusing on both historical legacy and matriarchal future, RECENTRE will highlight the female role in the community and bring this back to the foreground. The show exhibits artists Paola Balla, Hannah Bronte, Tara-Rose Butterworth-Gonebale, Destiny Deacon, Hannah Gutchen, Lorraine Connelly-Northey and Kimba Thomson.

To see the full program head to http://yirramboi.net.au/

20th Anniversary Exhibition
Apr
30
2:00 pm14:00

20th Anniversary Exhibition

In 1997, Defenders of Native Title  (DONT) was formed from a group of grassroots supporters of Reconciliation. Two decades on, now called ANTaAR Victoria we are getting ready to celebrate our 20th anniversary. The event is kindly supported by the City of Yarra Council.

Victorian Treaty Forum
Apr
28
9:15 am09:15

Victorian Treaty Forum

  • Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Aboriginal Victoria is inviting the Victorian Aboriginal community to attend the Victorian Forum Treaty. This will be a chance for Aboriginal Victorians to participate in the decision making process in choosing a representative body and negotiating the treaty framework, as well as hearing about recent community consultations.

Richard Frankland will be mediating this state-wide event, to attend please register here. This forum will be live streamed on the day at this website.

Lunch time creative workshops at the Koorie Heritage Trust
Apr
21
12:00 pm12:00

Lunch time creative workshops at the Koorie Heritage Trust

  • Koorie Heritage Trust

The Koorie heritage trust is holding a monthly workshop which explores the creative and cultural practices currently taking place in Victoria.  The next workshop is on Friday the 21st April - Gunditjmara / Kirrae Whurrong master weaver Bronwyn Razem will be coming in to share both the traditional and contemporary forms of weaving with the group.

Everyone is welcome, no prior skills are needed. Attendees will be able to create a bracelet to take home.

Cost: $16.50

For more information click here

Close to you: The Lisa Bellear Picture Show
Apr
6
Apr 28

Close to you: The Lisa Bellear Picture Show

  • VU at Metro West

From the 6th of April, Victoria University will be exhibiting works from the life of Lisa Bellear. A prominent member of the Indigenous community, Bellear was a Minjungbul/Goernpil/Noonuccal/Kanak woman based in Melbourne. Amongst other things, she was a poet, activist, performer, academic and photographer. Over her career, she took almost 30,000 photographs, mostly of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people. Upon her death in 2006, these works were donated by her family to the Koorie Heritage Trust. This exhibition aims to show the range and significance of her many years of work.   

Pitcha Makin Fellas - Kids workshop
Apr
5
11:30 am11:30

Pitcha Makin Fellas - Kids workshop

  • Koorie Heritage Trust

The Pitcha Makin Fellas, alongside Myles Walsh have just launched the book ‘Whats in a name?’ Come down to the Koorie Heritage trust to meet the Pitcha Makin Fellas, and learn how they made their book and work with them to create your own stamp and pictures.

To RVSP for this free event click here.

Zachs's Ceremony - Advanced Screenings
Mar
28
6:30 pm18:30

Zachs's Ceremony - Advanced Screenings

  • Cinema NOVA

Zach’s ceremony is a new film illustrating one aboriginal boy’s journey to manhood. It is a complex and emotionally driven film that explores the universal themes of family and connection, whilst exploring what it means for Zach to be a modern man with pressures and temptations who belongs to the oldest living culture on earth.

Click here to watch the trailer

Advanced screenings will on Tuesday 28th March, 6.30pm at Cinema Nova

Raymond Young- Keeping Culture Alive
Mar
23
Apr 12

Raymond Young- Keeping Culture Alive

  • Metro Gallery

On Thursday the 23rd March from 6pm the opening of Raymond Young’s newest exhibition ‘Keeping Culture Alive’ will take place at Metro Gallery. Over 50 new ceramic peices and hand carved traditional designs from east Gippsland will be on display.  

Youngs art practice began when he participated in Torch projects Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community Program.  He has since won the acclaimed 2015 Victorian indigenous art award and had his art showcased at the NGV.

Metro Gallery is at 1214 Street, Armadale 3143, the exhibition runs until the 12th April.

For further event information click here

Melbourne Treaty- Community Consultation
Mar
23
10:00 am10:00

Melbourne Treaty- Community Consultation

  • Aborigines Advancement League

Aboriginal Victoria is facilitating a number of consultations throughout Victoria to engage and educate the Victorian Aboriginal community on the process of treaty. What it means, what has happened so far and where to next. The initial meetings are the first step in deciding which Aboriginal people will lead the negotiations on behalf of Aboriginal people.

There will be two sessions, the first at 10am- 3pm and the second 4pm-7pm.

To register your interest click here.

Moreland Reconciliation Community Network Meeting
Mar
22
7:00 pm19:00

Moreland Reconciliation Community Network Meeting

  • Robinson Reserve neighbourhood house

Moreland council residents are extending an invitation to connect with local community to join in on the initial meeting of the Moreland Reconciliation Network. The aim of this is to explore interest, information and share resources between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non- Aboriginal people in hopes to develop and inspire action in continuing meaningful reconciliation.

This event will be held on Wednesday the 22nd March 7 -8.30 pm at Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood house, 104A Reynard St, Coburg, 3058

Click here to register.
 

What's in a name? Book launch
Mar
21
6:30 pm18:30

What's in a name? Book launch

  • Readings Carlton

What’s in a name? Is a story of how the Walsh family had their Aboriginal names replaced with an anglicised surname of Walsh. This is a contemporary account of how ‘official Australia’ has impacted the lives of the Walsh family as well as the broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. What’s in a Name? has recently been named a CBCA Notable Book of 2017 in the Younger Readers category.  

What’s in a name? Has been illustrated by the acclaimed Pitcha Makin Fellas, a group of Aboriginal men passionate about culture and community, who come together to write and paint.

AGM of ANTaR Victoria and Reconciliation Victoria
Nov
12
10:00 am10:00

AGM of ANTaR Victoria and Reconciliation Victoria

The AGM gives us a chance to report on the successes and trials of the past year and upcoming campaigns and events. 

A panel of speakers will discuss young Aboriginal perspectives on Reconciliation.

Come along to meet us at the Maurice Rioli Room, Level 3, Korin Gamadji Institute, Richmond Football Club on the corner of Punt Rd and Brunton Ave, Richmond. 

Mabo Day
Jun
3
12:30 am00:30

Mabo Day

This day commemorates the anniversary of the 1992 High Court decision in the case brought by Eddie Mabo and others which recognised the existence in Australia of native title rights

National Reconciliation Week Grants Open 2016
May
27
Jun 3

National Reconciliation Week Grants Open 2016

2016 is a year of commemoration and celebration for reconciliation in Australia – it is a year to build a platform for understanding our nation’s history, story, and future.

The year marks a quarter of a century since the establishment of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, 15 years since the establishment of Reconciliation Australia, and 10 very successful years of Reconciliation Australia’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program.

National Sorry Day
May
26
1:30 am01:30

National Sorry Day

This day marks the anniversary of the 1997 tabling of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission report Bringing them Home