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Reconciliation Week

May 25, 2022 -- Posted by : di.below

National Reconciliation Week is next week. It is a great opportunity for all Australians to come together and learn about shared histories, cultures and celebrate achievements.

This National Reconciliation Week there are many exciting events happening to join in on.

Exhibitions

Revealed Exhibition – Until July 24th

The Revealed Exhibition encompasses art markets, artists talks, demonstrations and workshops. This is a unique opportunity for all art lovers in Perth to look at stunning art, created by Aboriginal artists all over Australia, and listen to culture, history and stories told first-hand by the artists.

Welcoming National Reconciliation Week 2022 – 27th May

Boola Bardip will be welcoming Reconciliation week by creating a Sand Art Mural with Noongar artists Roni and Simon Forrest.

Wall of Reconciliation – 27th May

Come share your thoughts on what reconciliation means to you and what you do to contribute to the overall journey. Join, metaphorical, hands and begin the discussion about reconciliation.

Reclaim the Void – 28th May – 1st June

There will be a workshop led by Jennifer Pearson, create a rug with a hoola hoop and symbolically ‘seal’ one of the holes left by the mines, and learn the story of country.

Across Culture Painting: Come and Try For Over 55’s – 1st June

Sit and chat with Noongar artist Sharon Calgaret, while you create your very own painting.

Aboriginal Dot Painting: Platter Boards – 1st June

Join for a free art class, where you will decorate your own wooden platter board using traditional Aboriginal designed dot painting.

Tours

National Reconciliation Tours: Be Brave. Make Change – 1st – 2nd June

Learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories through intercultural practices, about reconciliation and what it means, have healthy conversations and learn all about your role in the collective journey.

Boola Bardip Aboriginal Tours – Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays

The tour will begin in the City Room before focusing on the highlights of Wesfarmers Gallery Ngalang Koort Boodja Wirn, this tour moves through the Museum exploring the knowledge, history and achievements of Aboriginal people.

Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Workshop – 1st June

Auspire is hosting a workshop, which delves into the history, culture, values and belief systems of Aboriginal people in Australia, including the impacts of colonisation and how these still play out today.

Cultural Awareness Training – 2nd June

Learn about the history of Aboriginal culture. You will also learn and understand how dispossession and colonisation continues to have a lingering impact on Aboriginal people

Food

A morning with BKI (Beananing Kwuurt Institute) – 26th May

Beanannig Kwuurt Institute is holding a morning tea, with a community garden and op shop on site, there is so much to do! Don’t forget to contribute to the Be Brave, Make Change banner with the Art group.

Kellerberring Free Breakfast – 27th May

Everyone is welcome to a free breakfast! With Welcome to County, from Elders across WA, cultural entertainment, powerful keynote presentations and so much more.

The Salvation Army Community Lunch – 27th May

The Salvation Army will be hosting a community lunch to celebrate National Reconciliation Week. With a meal, guest speakers, Noongar entertainment and providing the opportunity for you to make a contribution to our community art project.

Wormald Reconciliation Week Celebration And Morning Tea – Perth – 31st May

Featuring Acknowledgement to Country, Presentation of the RAP, Discussion lead by Wormald managing team and morning tea.

PCYC – Bbq with Indigenous Activities – 31st May

Kids aged 4-13 can enjoy an afterschool BBQ and ‘crafter-noon’ with indigenous inspired activities.

Screenings

After the Apology Documentary Screening – 26th May

Stop by the Fremantle Youth Network and watch the free screening of After the Apology. Four grandmothers begin a national movement to tackle the removal of children and the rising number of Indigenous children in out-of-home care by involving their extended families.

Mabo – Free Community Movie – 26th May

To celebrate the 30-year anniversary of the Mabo case, the Shire of Esperance is hosting a viewing of Mabo. A stunning retelling of Eddie ‘Koiki’ Mabo and his fight to overthrow the ‘terra nullis’ law. You will also have the opportunity to appreciate local aboriginal art and products.

Back to Nature Screening – 27th May

Head to Fremantle Library and watch the screening of the first season of Back to Nature, with no bookings required, over the weekend. Deepen your connection with the land, and hear stories of the Australian landscape and nature.

Araatika! Rise Up – Documentary Screening – 2nd June

After fellow Indigenous players Preston Campbell, Timana Tahu and George Rose devised their own pre-game performance to match the haka of their Maori counterparts, Widders began a journey to bring this dance – and First Nations pride more broadly – to the game.

Stories

Indigenous Stories with Tim Kelly + Buster + Nature Play – 27th May

You can experience stories brough to life with Tim Kelly, as he plays didgeridoo and performs cultural dancing. Enjoy a morning of light refreshments, free play and connection to country.

Yarning Circles – 30th May – 3rd June

Boola Bardip is holding yarning circles to facilitate discussion from the heart and move together towards reconciliation.

Reconciliation Memoirs – 31st May

Join the Honourable Fred Chaney AO, as he shares his commitment to social justice, and his belief in the equal value of all people, has driven a long and passionate career in advancing the reconciliation movement in Australia.

Story Time – Fridays and Sundays

Introduce your little bub to this year’s theme — “Be Brave. Make Change” — over the course of National Reconciliation week at Boola Bardip.

Reconciliation at Warndoolier – 28th May

We will gather to acknowledge and share stories and a history of place and of our time, as a basis for exploring pathways forward. Activity will include a smoking ceremony and walking the unique Reconciliation Sea of Hands Labyrinth.

Dreamtime Storytelling – 30th May

Betty Garlett will be sharing Dreamtime stories and some traditional artefacts in this unique session to commemorate National Reconciliation Week 2022.

Disclosure: National Reconciliation Week Edition – Strong Black Women – 31st May

Join a panel of Aboriginal women, working in the arts, reflect on the role the arts play in creating space for reconciliation in contemporary Australia.

Storytime – 2nd June

Designed for kids aged 2–5 to promote early literacy, for Reconciliation week they will be focussing on Aboriginal Authors and Illustrators.

Acknowledge This! Developing A Deeper Understanding Of Acknowledgement Of Country – 2nd June

Aboriginal educator and illustrator Rhys Paddick and change strategist Emma Gibbens from Acknowledge This! will join us to share their knowledge and insights to enable guests to take a more active role in creating a more inclusive culture.

Walks

Reconciliation Walk Busselton – 27th May

Join Aunty Gloria Hill in a walk from Merenj Boodja Native Bush Garden to the Youth and Community Activities on the Busselton Foreshore.

Reconciliation Walk Canning – 29th May

Experience a performance of cultural knowledge, a smoking ceremony and learn about caring for country.

Walk for Reconciliation – 3rd June

Journey with through Kaarta Koomba for the Walk for Reconciliation. In spaced sessions, live acoustic music will carry walkers along a 1km route, dotted with opportunities for learning, reflection and cultural enrichment.







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