NAIDOC Week in India

Always Was – Always Will Be … Aboriginal Land …

6 – 11 November, 2020 – online events ONLY

Hosted by Australian Consulate-General (Chennai, India) in partnership with Arts Nexus (Far North Queensland) and the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.

In celebration of NAIDOC Week, the Australian High Commission of India is hosting a calendar of events including and Opening Ceremony with guest speakers: High Commissioner (India), Chairperson CIAF (Australia), introduction to the online exhibition by Artistic Director CIAF (Cairns) will feature the 2020 CIAF Fashion Showcase.

From 6 – 22 November you are invited to attend the online galleries and look around the CIAF website and Facebook to see First Nation Australian culture presented by local creatives.

To access to site:

Password for access is: NAIDOC2020

On Sunday 8 November Emily Wurramara (Brisbane) will be live streamed in a virtual concert with a community spotlight performance by Zenith (Kuranda) and Merindi Schrieber (Cooya Beach).

Finishing with a series of Conversations across the Continents: panels discussing cultural linkages between Australian and Indian artists hosted by Arts Nexus (Far North Qld). **** Please note that guest speakers are subject to change. + here

PHOTO: images of panelists across 3 forums
PANELISTS from India

Vikram Sridhar – Bengaluru Poetry Festival
Reena Dewan – Kolkata Centre for Creativity
Ruby Hembrom –, Kolkata
Vikram Iyengar – Pickle Factory, Arts leader, Kolkata
Ruchira Das – ThinkArts (Kolkata)
Dipti Rao and Rashmi Dhanwani – Arts and Cultural Resources India, The ArtXCo)

PANELISTS from Australia
Jenuarrie – Arts Nexus (Cairns) HOST
Warren Clements – Tropical Arts Cairns)
Sandi Taylor – Cairns Tropical Writers Festival
Regina Turner – Torres Strait Writers Network
Ian RT Colless – Australia Council
Diat Alferink – Torres Strait
Sean Choolburra – Comedian/Dancer 
Janina Harding – Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair