NAIDOC 2016 EXHIBITION SINGAPORE
In partnership with the Australian High Commission, Singapore, ReDot Fine Art Gallery is honoured to display the artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Exhibited at the Australian High Commission Atrium, the NAIDOC 2016 Exhibition is open to the public and runs from 5th July - 29th July 2016.
SONGLINES – THE LIVING NARRATIVE OF OUR NATION
In Australia, NAIDOC Week 2016 will run from 3rd - 10th July 2016 and is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Each year for NAIDOC, a theme is given to provide a focus for the celebrations.
This year’s theme is Songlines – The Living Narrative of our Nation.
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the Dreamtime describes a time when the earth, people and animals were created by our ancestral spiritual beings. They created the rivers, lakes, plants, land formations and living creatures. Dreaming tracks are sometimes called ‘Songlines’ which record the travels of these ancestral spirits who ‘sung’ the land into life.
The National NAIDOC Committee encourages all Australians to explore and celebrate how, through Songlines, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people remain connected to Country and have been able to maintain and share sacred stories and ceremonies for tens of thousands of years.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people used Songlines to navigate vast distances and map oceans, waterholes, rivers, birds, animals, plants and hunting grounds.