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

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

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.

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


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

A Tour of Budj Bim
Apr
16
Apr 17

A Tour of Budj Bim

The first combined Rec Vic/ANTaR Vic LRG forum for 2016 will be held at Budj Bim (Lake Condah) in South West Victoria over the weekend 16-17 April.

Reawakenings: the revival of Victorian Aboriginal languages - Thursday 14 April
Apr
14
2:00 pm14:00

Reawakenings: the revival of Victorian Aboriginal languages - Thursday 14 April

Victoria's landscape is filled with words of Aboriginal origin like 'Birrarung', 'Dandenong', 'Werribee' and 'Baw Baw', but many of our original languages are now fighting for survival. Join experts from the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages to find out more about how communities are reviving and strengthening their local languages, and learn how these reawakenings are maintaining the uniqueness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

Rally Against Racism
Apr
3
12:30 pm12:30

Rally Against Racism

  • Federation Square

An anti-racism rally has been organised in Melbourne Victoria on Sunday April 3.  The rally is in response to the concerted effort by far right and fascist forces to organise and become a serious political movement in Australia. History shows that in times of economic crisis, far right and fascist groups are encouraged by sections of the ruling class to target activists and minorities.

Labour groups and unions have historically been one of the main targets of fascism. Workers’ organisations represent the strongest force that can defeat fascism and the politics of austerity and exploitation.  

Boomerang Festival Byron Bay
Mar
24
Mar 28

Boomerang Festival Byron Bay

  • Byron Bay Blues Festival

Boomerang is the first of its kind. Never has an Indigenous festival of this holistic calibre been so accessible; featuring an array of music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and visual arts, along with cultural knowledge exchanges and thought provoking conversations.

Music For The People
Mar
19
4:00 pm16:00

Music For The People

  • Sydney Road Brunswick Australia

Celebrate the closing of the Brunswick Music Festival with this free family-friendly event.

Music for the People provides a program of activities and entertainment that celebrates the wonderful cultural diversity of Moreland.

Community Open Day 2016 - Discover What’s New at the Phillip Island Nature Parks!
Mar
6
Mar 7

Community Open Day 2016 - Discover What’s New at the Phillip Island Nature Parks!

  • Phillip Island Nature Parks

Discover what's new at the Phillip Island Nature Parks at their community open day! A special interactive activity with the Boonwurrung Foundation will be held before the Penguin Parade at 6.30pm where visitors can join the Elders in celebrating and learning about Phillip Island’s Aboriginal culture. 

Twilight Market
Feb
27
4:00 pm16:00

Twilight Market

  • Olympic village Green

Come along to the Olympic Village Makers Market.

Including live performances, children's activities, hand made arts and crafts and other goods for sale. Food stalls will be available.

Blak & Bright: Blak Gala: Stories Behind the Songs
Feb
19
8:30 pm20:30

Blak & Bright: Blak Gala: Stories Behind the Songs

  • Shebeen

With heartfelt musical performances alongside the tales behind the tunes, you'll hear powerful and honest narratives connecting country, community, family and more. Uncover pitch-perfect musical perspectives – from the poignant to the playful – in this most sweet-sounding of literary parties.