Celebrate NAIDOC Week at Melbourne Quarter

Celebrate NAIDOC Week at Melbourne Quarter
Kaylah Joelle Baker

In honour and celebration of NAIDOC Week, urban neighbourhood Melbourne Quarter has arranged for a multitude of First Nations’ artworks and designs to be on display. 

During the special week, which takes place from July 2 to July 9, Gunpowder Walk will have a free art installation for all to admire and appreciate. 

The work has been designed and created by Woi-Wurrung Wurundjeri and Yorta-Yorta fashion designer and fine artist Alinta Koehrer who is one to watch when it comes to excelling at her own unique style in Aboriginal art. 

First Nations fashion label Ngali, which is located on Aurora Lane in the precinct, also has many stories of Country to share through the works on display in the studio. 

The for-profit social enterprise is renowned for translating inspiring and gifted First Nations’ paintings, photography, and creations onto timeless clothing and collectibles. 

In addition to the art on display, and the creative creations within Ngali, visitors to Melbourne Quarter will also notice a change in furniture throughout the precinct. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander not-for-profit company Centre for Appropriate Tech have designed colourful chairs and tables inspired by the Fairywren bird, known as the Muruduwin to the local Eora and Darug people of the Sydney basin. •


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