Redland City NAIDOC celebrations

Join in the free Council and community celebrations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Redland City Council events

Seek, Unearth, Explore Quandamooka Country

Friday 1 July, 10am – 2pm, Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba

Enjoy a free family day with activities including bush tucker, emu-feather dance and art workshops, Quandamooka storytelling, weaving with weeds, market stalls, scavenger hunts, live animals and more. For more details, phone 3824 8611 or visit

Songlines in Redlands: A NAIDOC Showcase

Sunday 10 July, 2 – 4.30pm, Redland Performing Arts Centre, Middle Street, Cleveland

Free afternoon of traditional and contemporary art, dance, storytelling and bush tucker, culminating in a headline performance by nationally-acclaimed father and son duo Troy and Dean Brady. For more information: Proudly supported by the Australian Government

Gathering Strands Art Exhibition

Until 24 July 2016, Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm, Sunday 9am – 2pm, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

A multi-layered exhibition celebrating the vitality of Indigenous fibre work by bringing together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander weavers, fibre artists, and established and emerging visual artists from across South East Queensland. Curated by Freja Carmichael, recipient of the 2014 Australia Council Emerging Curator’s Fellowship.

This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Backing Indigenous Arts program and the Gordon Darling Foundation, and is supported by QYAC.

Gathering Strands Curator talk: Monday 4 July, 2pm, All welcome, For more information:

Our Island, Our Story, Our Art: Quandamooka Artists from the Redland Art Gallery Collection

Until 10 July, Cleveland Library, Middle Street, Cleveland

An exhibition by Redland Art Gallery and Redland Libraries presenting the works of 15 Quandamooka artists spanning 35 years (1981 – 2016). Exhibiting artists include Damien Abberdan, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Sonja Carmichael, Naomi Chapman, Belinda Close, Brendon Coghill, Megan Cope, Sandra Delaney, Eva-May Monaghan, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Dale Ruska, Morgan Shipway, Craig Tapp, Steven Thelander and Joshua Walker.

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Community events: For more information on any of the following events, visit

Yura (Welcome!) Opening Celebrations for Quandamooka Festival

Sunday 3 July, 10.30am – 2.30pm, Dunwich (Goompi) waterfront near Ron Stark Oval

Traditional smoking ceremony followed by song, dance, traditional tucker, markets, workshops and more.

Salt Water Murris Exhibition Opening: “Yalingbilajin Quandamookagu jagan yarabin balganya’ (Coming of the Whales to Quandamooka Country)

Sunday 3 July, 2.30pm, Salt Water Murri Gallery, 3 Ballow Street, Dunwich

Exhibition featuring the works of Quandamooka artists and community to pay respect to Yalingbila.

Yulu-Burri-Ba NAIDOC Celebrations (North Stradbroke Island, Minjerribah)

Monday 4 July, 11am – 2pm, Yulu-Burri-Ba, Dunwich (in front of the Men’s Shed, next to Centrelink)

Food Stalls, weaving, face painting, boomerang painting and more.

Yulu-Burri-Ba NAIDOC Celebrations (Mainland)

Tuesday 5 July, 10am – 2pm, Alexandra Hills State High School

Free family fun day with stalls and activities. Come and learn more about Songlines that were created on Quandamooka Country.

Minjerribah Moorgumpin Elders-in-Council NAIDOC celebrations

Saturday 9 July, 10am – 4pm, Terra Bulla Leumeah Conservation Reserve, 151 Dickson Way, Myora, North Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah

Learn more about the Songlines national NAIDOC theme from the perspective of the Minjerribah Moorgumpin People at a family day with stalls, activities and information-sharing.