Events

31 July 2018

We will be celebrating Reconciliation at QUT with a series of activities from 26 May – 10 August. Join us to reflect on and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture, community and talent.

The National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2018 theme is Don’t keep history a mystery. We encourage all Australians to learn, share and grow through the exploration of Australia’s past. Show your support for reconciliation by attending an event, learning something new about Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, and encouraging those around you to do so as well.

This year’s National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) theme “Because Of Her, We Can!” celebrates 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 our nation. Come and be a part of this free and all-inclusive event as we put Indigenous women to the front with a variety of traditional and contemporary performers, hands-on workshops, bushfood tasting and discussions.

Reconciliation at QUT events

Tuesday 7 August

Storyline of Women, Law & Culture
QUT Faculty of Law is bringing 'Storylines of Women, Law & Culture' to life, hear from an all- Indigenous female panel who have carved out their own paths and continue to campaign for change in the law and justice systems. Panellists include QUT Alumni: Magistrate Jacqui Payne, Cassie Lang, Stephanie Parkin and Allison Boland.
10.30-11.30am, Owen J. Wordsworth Room, Level 12, S Block, Gardens Point campus.
Seats are limited, register your attendance here.

Wednesday 8 August

Murri-Ailan Way
The day will be a vibrant festival of Australia’s rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with traditional dances and dance workshops, basket weaving, bush food tasting and art workshops.
10am-2pm, A Block Lawn, Kelvin Grove Campus.

Lino-cutting workshops with Delvene Cockatoo-Collins
Renowned textile and ceramics artist and 2018 Commonwealth Games medal designer Delvene Cockatoo-Collins will be doing a lino-cutting workshop across both campuses.
10am-11am; 11am-12pm. A Block Lawn, Kelvin Grove Campus. These events are sold out, to join the waiting list email k.csatlos@qut.edu.au 

Paperbark: First Nation Narratives with Dr Anita Heiss
The QUT Library brings you Paperbark: First Nation Narratives with Dr Anita Heiss. Join us for a morning with award winning Wiradjuri author, poet and social commentator Dr Anita Heiss – author of Growing up Aboriginal in Australia, Tiddas, and Am I Black Enough For You?
10:30am-11:45am, HiQ Activity Room, Level 1, QUT Library - R Block, Kelvin Grove campus. This event has sold out. To join the waiting list, email k.csatlos@qut.edu.au.

Thursday 9 August

Murri-Ailan Way 
Taking place at QUT’s city campus put on a jumper and come down to the dusk markets, there’ll be traditional food, traditional dances and dance workshops, basket weaving, market stalls and artwork shops. 
3-7pm, Goodwill Lawn, GP.

Lino-cutting workshops with Delvene Cockatoo-Collins
Renowned textile and ceramics artist and 2018 Commonwealth Games medal designer Delvene Cockatoo-Collins will be doing a lino-cutting workshop across both campuses.
3pm-4pm; 4pm-5pm. Goodwill Bridge Lawn, Gardens Point Campus. These events are sold out, to join the waiting list email k.csatlos@qut.edu.au

Friday 10 August

Murri-Ailan Way
Hear the hypnotic voices of Triple J National Indigenous Music Award winner, Thelma Plum. Supported by up and coming Brissy band Ancient Bloods, it’s free!!
7:30pm, QUT Botanic Bar, GP.

Keep an eye-out for the below activities and displays around campus...

Digital displays check out the Cube, HiQ screens, big TVs in the food courts and small screens around campus for Reconciliation at QUT content.

During October the QUT Library and Precincts are hosting an Indigenous Literacy Foundation book sale fundraiser at QUT Gardens Theatre Foyer, GP. All are welcome and further details will be available in September.

Date
Cost
Free
Organisation
Equity and Student Counselling
Info
Katherine Munyard
Phone
3138 0812
Email
k.munyard@qut.edu.au

NAIDOC 2018

Image acknowledgement: Reconciliation Australia Design acknowledgement: Melanie Booker

Murri-Ailan Way Image description: Oodgeroo Noonuccal Artist acknowledgement: Jhana Grey