Art Gallery of NSW – Wednesday 10th July 2013 – 10.30am & 7.15pm


As part of NAIDOC Week 2013 IDAIA is delighted to present a themed guided tour focusing on Aboriginal bark paintings and ochre-based art forms of the Top North.

NAIDOC Week (7-14 July) is the annual national week celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The theme for NAIDOC Week 2013 is “We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963”, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions to the Federal Parliament. It values the foresight, strength and determination of the Yolngu people from Arnhem Land whose Bark Petitions set into motion a long process of legislative and constitutional reforms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The guided tour at the AGNSW offers an in-depth exploration of the history and the traditional and contemporary art forms of Indigenous Australia’s Top North.

It notably includes: ochres bark paintings and hollow-log coffins from Arnhem Land, sculptures, fibre art, Tiwi Islands poles, Torres Strait Islander sculptures, as well as Arnhem Land art-influenced works by urban-based artists.

  • 10.15am for 10.30am start in French – Online booking is essential – Duration: 90 min
  • 7.00pm  for 7.15pm start in French – Online Booking is essential – Duration: 90 min

Kids welcome (free under 15 years of age) 

Alternatively kids might attend the Art Gallery of NSW’s workshop for 5-8 years old: Join Indigenous artists for an inspiring art-making workshop for an inspiring art-making workshop.
Wednesday 10 July 2013 from 10:30am till 12pm: $30
Bookings essential and enquiries: 9225 1740 – For more information, click here.