"Ceremony is testament that our culture has survived – not only over the many thousands of years but, particularly, the last couple of hundred years – because of its capacity for innovation and adaptability." - Hetti Perkins, Ceremony Curator

Ceremony remains central to the creative practice of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. In August we will host the 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial from the National Gallery of Australia, an exhibition that will animate and heal to reveal how ceremony is at the nexus of Country, culture and community.

From the intimate and personal to the collective and collaborative, ceremonies are performative, manifesting through visual art, film, music and dance. At its heart is the concept of iteration, the artist’s conscious engagement with what has come before.

Ceremony is a National Gallery touring exhibition.

About National NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held around the country to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The week is celebrated not just in our Indigenous communities but also in increasing number of government agencies, community organisations, local councils, workplaces, schools and sporting groups.

UQ celebrates NAIDOC Week with our annual NAIDOC Festival from 1-6 August. 

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Local NAIDOC Week events            UQ NAIDOC Festival



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