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2018 NAIDOC Week Around the World

Around the world, Australians at our overseas Posts celebrated NAIDOC Week in 2018.

NAIDOC Week 2018 in Beijing

Artist Witiyana Marika show his ancestors’ bark paintings to Wang Chunfa and other spectators.
Artist Witiyana Marika introduces his ancestors' bark paintings to Wang Chunfa, Director, National Museum of China. Credit: DFAT/Luke Pegrum.

Australian Embassy Beijing celebrated NAIDOC Week 2018 with the opening of Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists, an international touring exhibition produced by the National Museum of Australia, presented at the prestigious National Museum of China from 3 July to 3 September.

This unprecedented exhibition of Australian national treasures, a collection of Aboriginal bark paintings from Arnhem Land, was opened by Australia's Ambassador to China, Jan Adams, Director of the National Museum of China, Wang Chunfa, and Director of the National Museum of Australia, Mathew Trinca. Artists Witiyana Marika and Ishmael Marika travelled to China for the event, sharing their knowledge of culture, community and a few yidaki performances with Chinese visitors and media.

The exhibition will go on to tour Shanghai, Chengdu, Shenzhen and Taipei over 20 months.

NAIDOC Week 2018 in Lebanon

Former Australian Ambassador to Beirut, Glenn Miles, with US Ambassador Elizabeth Richard, launching the Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route exhibition on the occasion of NAIDOC Week 2018. Photo credit to Australian Embassy, Beirut.
Last Updated: 23 October 2018
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