Zach Bennet-Brook discovered a passion for art in year 12 and hasn’t looked back. Zach’s art combines his love for surfing with contemporary Indigenous culture. Check out our video interview with Zach, and his work, at the-real.com.au
I really wanted to share this particular moment of the opening of @thenestcreativespace . It was my first time experiencing a smoke ceremony, a very grounding experience and at times very emotional not for only me but others who were able to receive the offering. Regrann from @thenestcreativespace - CEREMONY + GATHERING • At the entrance + on the new Moon + in #naidoc2018 • The traditional owners of this land blessed the Nest with an offering • A SMOKE CEREMONY from Ngardi Amethyst - Yuin woman, from the people of the South Coast. Wesley McLeod, Yuin/Dharawal/Maneroo man and Uncle Shane Dharawal man #oldpeople#alwayswasalwayswillbe#smokeceremony - #regrann
CEREMONY + GATHERING • At the entrance + on the new Moon + in #naidoc2018 • The traditional owners of this land blessed the Nest with an offering • A SMOKE CEREMONY from Ngardi Amethyst - Yuin woman, from the people of the South Coast. Wesley McLeod, Yuin/Dharawal/Maneroo man and Uncle Shane Dharawal man #oldpeople#alwayswasalwayswillbe#smokeceremony
The @charitybounce team spent the day at Aboriginal Cultural Competence & Safety training with the amazing Carly and Keenan Mundine. What a fantastic day with some great advocates for young Indigenous Australians! #naidoc#alwayswasalwayswillbe#InsideOutAJC
Super stoked with this digital capture of my Alfred Umbagai portrait by photography wizard Henry Whitehead @lucidastudio 👌🏻As much as I love hyperrealism, I do miss painting in this more loose and immediate style 🤔
Ngangumarta Yindjibarndi woman, Sophie Coffin, is the winner of 2018 Miss NAIDOC Perth, a 6 week-empowerment program for young Aboriginal women. “The platform that comes with the Miss NAIDOC role is such a valuable opportunity for creating positive change,” says Sophie. Read more at www.the-real.com.au
Happy NAIDOC Week.
I absolutely love this years’ theme. #becauseofherwecan
My son is named after the woman in this photo - Marlene Cummins. She is inspiring, uplifting, talented, honest, funny and proud ❤️🖤💛 there are so many wonderful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women we can look up to, thank and learn from. Marlene is just one special one for me! #alwayswasalwayswillbe#naidoc2018
"When I think about Anangu culture being strong still here today, I'm thinking about the work we did to get land rights here - to talk to the land rights lawyers so they understood us and could work together with is. And also the work we did teaching all the ladies in the park. Anangu ladies so they can be rangers properly, and also visitors - non-Anangu ladies - so they can purkarangku kulinma (slowly come to understand)... understand handback and understand that this is Anangu land." - Barbara Tjikatu
Barbara Tjikatu is a senior woman from Mutitjulu who has acted for a long time as a cultural advisor for the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. She is experienced in many areas of research, land management, tourism and the arts and feels strongly about the traditional knowledge which she can pass on to visitors to her country. She has been a spirited cultural ambassador since the 1980s when she fought alongside her late husband and extended community for the handback of Uluru.
In 2006 Barbara received one of the nation's highest honours: Member of the Order of Australia, "For service to the Indigenous community of the Northern Territory as an Anangu Elder, and in the preservation and management of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park." .
This week is NAIDOC Week, where celebrations are held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The 2018 theme is #BecauseOfHerWeCan celebrating women and their important roles, their strength, and their empowerment. "They are our mothers, our elders, our grandmothers, our aunties, our sisters and our daughters." ❤️💛🖤 #landrights#NAIDOCWeek#languagesmatter#alwayswasalwayswillbe
standing still; looking back, looking forward exhibition at Incinerator. Curated by Jessica Clark. A night of spoken word Curated by @dustforthedancers , I have the honour to perform my solo music tonight as a response to this emotionally touching exhibition. Get down tonight or over the new few weeks to experience the very special and thought provoking art. #alwayswasalwayswillbe#Aboriginal#AboriginalArt#thanksforhavingme#soloproject
Immensely proud of my sister @nonicee smashing out these three deadly portraits for #naidoc2018 at @westfieldwarringahmall
Noni painted Sue Blacklock, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks and Nakia Davis-Welsh, three proud and prominent Indigenous women that have carved pathways for generations to come and continue to be advocates for change today.
Humbled to be able to work alongside Noni as fellow artists but also as brother and sister. In keeping with this years #NAIDOC theme of #becauseofherwecan I want to thank our mother Jo McMillan for everything! She's the reason Noni and I were able to pursue art, learn about culture and immerse in the natural world from day dot. Love ya mum 🖤💛❤ #nonicragg#davidcragg#alwayswasalwayswillbe