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NAIDOC week at the Convent.

With Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation located at Abbotsford Convent, our precinct continues to be an important meeting place for the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, and for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Celebrate NAIDOC week and immerse yourself in the work of First Nations artists and community members during NAIDOC week, and throughout the year.

AHV x NAIDOC First Nations Art Exhibition

Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) will be hosting this very exciting exhibition, which features artwork from First Nations renters. Celebrate culture and support talented artists from our local community. Join storytelling, art activities and bush-animal weaving with Aunty Bronwyn Razem. Free entry.

Saturday 9 July, 10am – 4pm
The Store

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Self-guided tour: Ngulu-Ngagin (Our Voice)

Learn about Wurundjeri country, through stories facilitated by Wurundjeri Elders with this free audio trail that takes you to significant sites around the Convent grounds.  Hear the voices of Aunty Di Kerr, and Aunty Gail Smith, with original songs by Mandy Nicholson and Dr. Lou Bennett AM. Just bring your smartphone and headphones and you’re ready to go!

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The Elders’ Lounge Podcast

This is a podcast documentary series, that was conceived by Narangga/Kaurna artist and former 2021 Abbotsford Convent Studio Resident, Jacob Boehme. This ground-breaking series, supported by Abbotsford Convent and the Indigenous Languages and Arts Program, Stanford Live (USA) & Harbourfront Centre (Canada), honours First Nation Elders and senior arts and cultural world leaders of diverse nations. This is a brilliant example of some of the wonderful things our Studio Residents go on to do. Congratulations Jacob!

“Responsible for the maintenance and revival of the world’s oldest living continuous culture, this selection of life stories and memories of country from distinguished Elders across the globe gives us all a deeper sense of identity and place and help us build greater cultural pride and understanding about the country on which we live, work and play”, says Jacob.

Stay up to date with the podcast as its developed, by visiting the Insite Arts website.