NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Join us for a range of activities that support our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Indigenous Language Stamping Drop-in Activity

Artspace Mackay

Monday, July 8 from 10am – 3pm

We’re celebrating the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages by Drawing with Language. Bring your family and friends to join the fun with art making activities inspired by Yuwibara language of the Mackay region. There’ll be rubber stamping, artists’ book making, and drawing activities for all ages.

Parental supervision is required, and you can stay for a few minutes or a few hours, and visit as many times as you’d like.

It’s free and no bookings are required, so join us at Artspace Mackay for lots of fun.

NAIDOC Craft

Get ready for NAIDOC Week with some Indigenous themed craft activities.  Create a sand art boomerang, decorate a hand using dot art painting plus more.

For children in Prep to year 6.  Bookings are essential.

Walkerston Library Tuesday, July 2 from 10am – 11am https://naidocwalkerston.eventbrite.com.au

Mirani Library Tuesday, July 2 from 2pm – 3pm https://naidocmirani.eventbrite.com.au

Gordon White Library Wednesday, July 3 from 10.30am – 11.30am https://naidocgordonwhite.eventbrite.com.au

Dudley Denny City Library Thursday, July 4 from 10am – 11am https://naidoccity.eventbrite.com.au

Sarina Library Friday, July 5 from 10am – 11am https://naidocsarina.eventbrite.com.au

Storytelling

Gordon White Library
Tuesday, July 9 from 10am – 11am

Join Aunty Deb for a translated reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and song in local Yuwibara language.

Dudley Denny City Library
Tuesday, July 9 from 1pm – 2pm

Join Aunty Deb for a translated reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and song in local Yuwibara language.

Palm Frond Weaving

Dudley Denny City Library
Wednesday, July 10 from 9am - 11am

Celebrate NAIDOC and join local artist Marion Healy for a palm frond weaving workshop.  In this workshop you will learn the art of traditional palm frond weaving.

Bookings required for this event https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/palm-frond-weaving-tickets-62620600903

Bark Art Workshop

Dudley Denny City Library
Wednesday, July 10 from noon - 2pm

Join local artist Marion Healy as she shares her knowledge and expertise in the art of bark painting.

Bookings required for this event https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bark-art-workshop-tickets-62621679128

Family Fun Day

Queen’s Park
Friday, July 12 from 10am – 3pm

Find our stall down at the NAIDOC Family Fun day, hosted by Mackay NAIDOC Inc.  Promising to be a fun family day out with plenty of activities including a flag-raising ceremony, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dancing, face painting, jumping castles plus Sean Choolburra will be performing!  Cheeky, clever and charismatic, Sean Choolburra has carved his niche as Australia’s No 1 indigenous entertainer.

NAIDOC Quiz Competition

Complete our NAIDOC Quiz to be in the draw to win one of four Deadly Choices packs thanks to Mackay’s Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Community Health Services!

Pick up and submit your entry at any of our library branches by Sunday, June 30.

The competition will run from Monday, June 3 until Sunday, June 30. Winners will be drawn on Friday, July 12 at the NAIDOC Family Fun Day.

For information about NAIDOC week events contact Mackay Regional Council Libraries 4961 9387.