NAIDOC week on the peninsula

Published on 20 June 2018


Mornington Peninsula Shire is inviting Aboriginal artists to showcase their artwork with a special NAIDOC week exhibit at the Shire offices in Hastings.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation with the theme ‘Because of her, we can!’.

For at least 65,000 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have carried our dreaming stories, songlines, languages and knowledge that have kept our culture strong and enriched us as the oldest continuous living culture in the world.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne said “this is a special time of year to work and build partnerships with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and to celebrate the rich and diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Cultures.

“This year the Shire will be revitalising the NAIDOC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Exhibition, an excellent opportunity for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait artists to showcase their work in a prominent place, at no cost. Artworks will also be available for sale to the public”

Council’s representative for the Inter Council Aboriginal Consultative Committee and Briars Ward Councillor Sam Hearn said “this significant week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and support our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community”.

The NAIDOC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Exhibition will be officially launched at Hastings Shire Office, on Tuesday 10 July 2018 and open to the public from 9am – 4.30pm on Friday 13 July 2018.  

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders interested in exhibiting their work are invited to contact the Warringinee Team on 5950 1168 or via email:

Registration of artworks close Wednesday 4 July 2018.

NAIDOC week is recognised from 8 -15 July in 2018.

For more information on NAIDOC week and events taking place around the country, visit:


Frankston, Mornington Peninsula NAIDOC Gala Dinner
Mornington Racecourse
Friday 6 July,  6pm

Flag Raising hosted by Nairm Marr Djambana (Frankston Gathering Place)
32 Nursery Ave, Frankston
Monday 9 July, 11.00am – 12.30pm

Flag Raising hosted by Willum Warrain (Hastings Gathering Place)
Pound rd Hastings
Monday 9 July, 4.00pm - 5pm

Mornington Peninsula & Frankston NAIDOC Family Day

Pound rd Hastings
Thursday 12 July, 11.00am – 2pm

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