NAIDOC Week at St Andrew's Hospital
Sophie Blackshaw | On 01, Jul 2014
National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, or NAIDOC as it better known, takes one week out of each year in Australia to celebrate Indigenous culture and heritage.
It is celebrated on local and national levels and this year, for those in Brisbane, we have Art from the Margin’sÂ NAIDOC WeekÂ art exhibition at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital in Spring Hill. The event will highlight the creative talents of several local Indigenous artists by displaying their art and allowing the artist’s to talk about their art and share their stories with the public.
Art on display will include art work from the Salt Water Murris Quandamooka Art Centre on Stradbroke Island alongside works from the hospital’s 2013 Art Award winners, Charlie Isaacs and Eric Blair.
Art in a hospital isn’t something we hear about or think of often, but as anyone whose spent time in a hospital knows, the sight of it is a welcome break from the speckled floors and fluorescent lights. St Andrew’s art space is part of the institution’s Art Connection Strategy, an plan designed to promote a healing presence within the confines of a hospital.
Naturally, the event coincides with NAIDOC Week, which falls between July 6 – 13. The official opening will occur on July 3 at 5.30pm, and all are invited to attend.
What: Art from the Margin’s NAIDOC Week
Where: Level One, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, 457 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill
When: Friday, June 27 – Tuesday, September 30