2022 This year’s NAIDOC sees our community here in Tom Price celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people spread over the month of July rather than just the 3rd – 10th July week.
The month will have the following events:
The first event will be a sundowner held on the 8th July at the Village Green from 4.30 pm, this is a family-friendly event. The kids can have their face painted by Shirlene, get a chance to hold a reptile from Red Dirt Reptile Encounters, get crafty with the Tom Price Arts Hub sponsored by AAC or play a game and win some awesome prizes from the Tom Price Youth Centre.
Don’t worry adults there’s something there for you too, conquer your fear and hold a reptile as well, grab a drink, have a seat and enjoy some delicious food from our Torres Strait Islander community while listening to Bradley Hall play live. *Check his music out on Spotify/YouTube so you can sing along on the day*
Don’t forget to pick up this year’s NAIDOC event bag by Gumala.
The second event will be a Drive-In movie night held on the 22nd July from 4pm, this is an exciting opportunity to appreciate Aboriginal cinema with the movies Sapphires and Rabbit Proof Fence been shown. Before the movies begin, there will be a chance to support indigenous businesses, get your arts and craft on with Tom Price Arts Hub, get your faces painted by Zara Parker and strike a pose on the social media wall by Red Earth Event. Delicious indigenous food will be available before the first move starts and for those with a sweet tooth Cherry on Top will be on site.
To end the celebration of NAIDOC, there will be an art exhibition to showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art as well as fashion. This will officially open on the 29th July from 6pm at the Torres Strait Meeting Room (next to Studio 6751), and run 30th July until 19th August. This will give our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community a chance to create something or find something to share with our community. The exhibition will be looking at showcasing artifacts, painting, photography, sculptures and fashion designs, all participants to go into a prize pool or have their work displayed for sale.
Paraburdoo NAIDOC celebrations will include NAIDOC-themed story time at the Library on Tuesday 5 July and Thursday 7 July, and a NAIDOC Sundowner at the Memorial Gardens at on Saturday 16 July.