Event NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week

With Libby Harward, BJ Murphy & Voices of Colour

10 July 2021
11am–5pm

  • Event Cost:
    Free–$20

Join us to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2021 by connecting with Brisbane/Meanjin’s First Nations creative community in this series of hands-on workshops and performances at the IMA.

Quandamooka artist Libby Harward will lead a Piccabeen basket making workshop from 11am. Then discover how to paint with earth pigments (ochre) in a session led by Jinibara elder BJ Murphy, with a chance to decorate your basket made earlier in the day. From 3pm poetry collective Voices of Colour present an open mic afternoon, with performances by Guyala Bayles, Sachem Parkin Owens, and more. To wrap up the day, QUT PhD candidate Jennifer Mason will premiere her documentary NAIDOC and Me, followed by an open discussion.

SCHEDULE
Piccabeen Basket Making with Libby Harward
11am–12pm

Cost: $20
REGISTER
Piccabeen baskets are made from the fronds of the Piccabeen (Bangalow) palm and have been traditionally used by Aboriginal peoples of the east coast to carry food, water, and tools. Learn how to make your own basket, which you can decorate with earth pigments in the following workshop.

Painting with Earth Pigments (Ochre) with BJ Murphy
1–2pm
Cost: $20
REGISTER
Learn about local Indigenous histories with elder BJ Murphy, including how earth pigments are collected (in some instances from the tops of mountains!), stored, prepared, and of course, how they are used to paint with. Piccabeen sheaths and watercolour paper will be provided.

Voices of Colour Open Mic
3–5pm
IMA Courtyard
Cost: Free
REGISTER
Launching Voices of Colour’s monthly open mic events at the IMA is a special First Nations focused event, with performers responding to the theme ‘Heal Country’. To participate in the open mic, contact Voices of Colour through their Facebook event.

NAIDOC and Me Screening with discussion
4–5pm
IMA Screening Room
Cost: Free
REGISTER
Registration is required as numbers are limited. Please contact Voices of Colour to register.

Accessibility information:
We are committed to making the IMA accessible to people of all abilities, their families, and carers as well as visitors of different ages and different backgrounds. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor and we welcome guide and support dogs. To find out more contact us at ima@ima.org.au or call 07 3252 5750. Read our access information for visitors here.

COVID safety advice:
—Stay at home if unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.
—If you become unwell during the event locate an IMA staff member.
—Maintaining physical distancing is the individual’s responsibility.

  • Partner:

    This event is presented by Voices of Colour in partnership with the IMA. Voices of Colour host open mic nights monthly at the IMA for people of colour and First Nations artists.

Image courtesy of Libby Harward. Photo: Keelan O'Hehir.

Similar Events

05 October 201705 Oct 2017

Mariam Arcilla

First Thursdays

06 April 201706 Apr 2017

Jemima Wyman & Zach Blas

First Thursdays

09 May 201909 May 2019

Collective Informant: Ficto-Critical Writing Workshop

With Simon Taylor (aka S.T. Lore)

02 March 201702 Mar 2017

Radha La Bia

First Thursdays

04 August 201804 Aug 2018

Liquid Architecture, Eavesdropping

Susan Schuppli & Sam Kidel

07 November 201907 Nov 2019

Del Lumanta & Primitive Motion

First Thursdays X MONO 35

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands where the IMA now stands. We pay our respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.

0