Wednesday, July 7, 2010

N is for NAIDOC

It's NAIDOC week from 4th-11th of July. It stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee but it is known now only by the acronym. It's a time when Australia celebrates it's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

On Queen Street Mall in Brisbane, they are doing an art installation spelling out the word NAIDOC using a different artist to decorate a letter each day from Sunday to Friday. This is Melita Harris who was just starting the mammoth task of doing dots all over her 'N' as I walked past.

If you weren't planning on celebrating by visiting the NAIDOC website and seeing what's on around Australia, can I suggest you take four and a half minutes at some point this week to familiarise yourself with the fabulous Aboriginal musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu.... here.


Stefan Jansson said...

Interesting. I hope you will show us more of this in the coming days.

Boom Nisanart said...
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Boom Nisanart said...

This is interesting !!!!

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