Studying at NAISDA includes a unique cultural residency experience each year, which creates a close connection with Country and Community, grounding our Developing Artists in cultural dance understanding and technique.
Today we proudly welcomed our Cultural Tutors from Nyinyikay, East Arnhem Land who will lead our onsite Cultural Residency.
This week of cultural learning and exchange on campus will lead into our remote Cultural Residency trip to Nyinyikay from the 18 to 27 August. ✈️🙌
Applications are now open for NAISDA auditions.
If you would like to find out more about studying at NAISDA and the unique learning opportunities that come with it, visit the link in our bio!
Very proud to stand in solidarity with my Indigenous Australian brothers after their show @djuki_mala at @edfringe! Much of the show was about the beautiful Yolngu culture and Arnhem Land - my birthplace. Very moving and full of joy 🙌 #edinburghfringe#aboriginaldance#aboriginalaustralia
Singleton Girls Academy had a busy start to term three - attending local primary schools for their #NAIDOC2018 celebrations.
Two senior Academy students were special guests at Singleton Public School's #NAIDOC assembly where they talked about their artwork that was used on the local AFL team jerseys for their Indigenous round.
A group of year 7 and 8 Academy girls attended King Street Public School and read #Dreamtime stories and painted the students' faces.
Singleton High School’s cultural dance group attended the small schools NAIDOC celebrations which sees five small schools in our area come together at #Milbrodale Primary School each year for #Aboriginal sporting games and dance. Girls Academy students attended as part of the dance group and had a wonderful day teaching the primary students dance.
Singleton Girls Academy Program Manager Renee MacDonald said: "This is a wonderful opportunity for the girls to increase their confidence, leadership, teamwork and literacy skills whilst enjoying being out and about in their community." #NAIDOC2018#girlsacademy#newsouthwales#community#rolemodels#aboriginaldance#confidence#leadership
Our oldest son Tjimarri dancing with brother Michael Yunipingu & the Gumatj clan at the Garma Festival. A great opportunity to grow and learn at this event with this mob. Garma is a festival that is on a lot of people’s ‘to do lists’ & one that we hope to also get too one year!
Garma is presented by the Yothu Yindi Foundation, a not-for-profit Aboriginal corporation. Garma incorporates visual art, ancient storytelling, dance – including the famous nightly bunggul – and music, as well as other important forums and education and training programs relevant to cultural tourism, craft, governance and youth leadership.
📷 Melanie Faith Dove/Yothu Yindi Foundation
Hashtag goosebumps! 🤩 Last night we were treated to a moving Welcome by @bularri_muurlay_nyanggan who gave us a real taste of the @coffscoastnsw region. A night of celebration for the whole of the North Coast tourism industry xx
In case you missed it, NAISDA was thrilled to welcome the multi-talented Matthew Doyle to campus recently to complete an on-site Cultural Residency.
A 1988 NAISDA graduate, Matthew is a celebrated performer, musician, composer and teacher. Matthew has experienced many highlights throughout his distinguished career, from touring with world-renowned dance companies Bangarra Dance Theatre and AIDT to his iconic didgeridoo performance on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for its 75th anniversary.
Read our interview what Matthew (link in bio) to hear what he had to say about his experiences teaching at NAISDA and what NAISDA means to him!
Our Custodian, Tylah, was privileged to attend the 2018 National NAIDOC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Conference held on the 11th and 12th of July at UNSW Kensington Campus in Sydney.
The conference was the largest congregation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in over 30 years and was an amazing opportunity to be a part of.
Over the course of the two days there were 20 key note speakers from different nations who all spoke with courage, emotion, gratitude and power of their accomplishments and the struggles that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have faced and continue to face today.
There were also over 50 workshops for all who attended to participate in and the one that left a lasting impression and a special place in Tylah's heart was 'Alice's Daughter- Healing Through Art', which was presented by Rhonda Collard-Spratt and Jackie Ferro. During the workshop Aunty Rhonda spoke of her life struggles and how she uses art to self love and heal.
It was a wonderful conference and really brought to life the theme for this years NAIDOC.
The artist for the conferences official logo is Amunda Gorey an Eastern Arrernte woman from Santa Teresa in Central Australia. "This painting tells the story of women paving the way, from all walks of life. Women within families, community, workforce, sporting clubs, politics. No dot stands out alone but each has their place, to create the whole painting/ picture, creating the fabric of society. From a big sister being a good role model to a grandmother teaching her ways- because of her, we can!" ❤️💛🖤 @tylahabbie #naidoc#naidocweek#naidoc2018#nationalnaidocwomensconference#amundagorey#amundagoreyarts#becauseofherwecan#unswkensington#unsw#unswkensingtoncampus#sydney#events#conference#womensconference#womensconference2018#workshops#darug#darugcustodians#darugcustodianaboriginalcorporation#dcac#aboriginal#aboriginalart#workshops#aboriginaldance