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NAIDOC Week in the Clarence


  • Monday July 4 – 10.30am: Opening Ceremony and morning tea at Yamba Museum.
  • Tuesday July 5 – 11.30am: Yaegl Elders Lunch at Botero Cafe Maclean. Free lunch, limited seats – book on 0432 341 545.
  • Tuesday July 5: NAIDOC activities at Grafton Library in partnership with Mudyala Aboriginal Corporation with special guests Michael Laurie and Manduway Dutton
    • 10.30am-12pm: Art, painting and language for ages 12 and under
    • 2.30-4pm: Song writing and music creation for 12+
  • Wednesday July 6 – 9.30am: Community Day at Maclean Showground including free lunch and cultural activities.
  • Friday July 8 – 9.30am: Terry Randall Memorial Reconciliation NAIDOC Golf Day at Maclean Golf Club. $50 includes lunch, shirt and prizes. Book on 6645 2183.
  • Saturday July 9 – 3-5pm: InlandSee opening gala at Grafton Regional Gallery – exhibition installed across the entire gallery.
    • Funded through Create NSW, InlandSee showcases intriguing, innovative approaches to visual art from 26 artistic voices and provides a snapshot of current visual art practice in NSW.
    • (Please note the gallery will be closed from 3-9 July for exhibition changeover)
  • July 9 – September 11: Inland Seekers at Grafton Regional Gallery.
    • Accompanying Inland See will be a creative space to encourage young visitors to join a treasure hunt and help transform the gallery over the course of the exhibition. Work with teams of one Elder and one artist from each of the Gumbaynggirr, Bundjalung and Yaegl nations to share a story using an artform.

Meanwhile, streaming service Fanforce TV will show its Virtual Indigenous Film Festival for NAIDOC Week on July 4-8 with a mission to showcase First Nations stories and invite inclusive and open discussion. The festival features four award-winning Australian films (screening times 1pm and 7pm):