2023 NAIDOC Artwork

NAIDOC Week 2024

'Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud'

The 2024 NAIDOC Week theme is 'Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud', honouring the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations culture – with fire a symbol of connection to Country, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Celebrate under the Gawler Place Canopy in Rundle Mall from 10am on Tuesday 9 July with an official Kaurna Welcome to Country Ceremony and Smoking Ceremony, followed by the unveiling of this year's artwork by two incredible Aboriginal artists, Mali Isabel and Drew Kilner.

Following this, enjoy an exciting and immersive schedule of live entertainment and activities 10am to 1:30pm:

  • Meet and hold Australian animals with Animals Anonymous
  • Enjoy live music from Rob Edwards
  • Hear from Life Without Barriers
  • Have your face painted for free
  • Taste native food from Australian Wattlebush Catering
  • Puzzle the Aboriginal language snake
  • Read the Cultural Collection with the City Library

Artist Scott Rathman in Myer Centre

Myer Centre is honoured to open up the floor to local Aboriginal artist, Scott Rathman. During NAIDOC Week, for one day only, Rathman’s work will be exhibited for visitors to enjoy, on Friday 12 July from 9am - 9pm. The artist has a poignant ability to tell the story between his culture and the land we call home. His murals are displayed on city streets and public spaces, and within homes hung on walls.

Come appreciate Aboriginal art, purchase a piece for yourself, and let the kids learn about our important history. Rathman’s work is also a special tribute to the Stolen Generation and a platform to educate our future generations. A piece of artwork will be raffled off to the charity, Aboriginal Literacy Foundation.