NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia from 7 to 14 July in 2024 to reflect on the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year’s theme is ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud,’ honouring the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations Culture. Fire is a symbol of connection to Country, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Visit the NAIDOC Week website   About the 2024 theme

Digital projections

Returning again for NAIDOC Week 2024 to celebrate the cultural strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The City of Greater Geelong is proud to present our First Nations Art Projections each night at City Hall during NAIDOC Week from 5.30–11pm.

Local multimedia projection artist Matt Bonner brings the works of First Nations artists to life through a showreel, together with sound artist Lyndon Perry on didgeridoo.

Artists include:

  • Billy-Jay O’Toole
  • Ricky Abrahams
  • Bri Apma Hayes
  • Nikki McKenzie
  • Chloe Chatterton
  • Chloe Wegener
  • Gerard Black
  • Jessi Rebel
  • Joshua James
  • Kiri Tawhai
  • Lowell Hunter and Djamari Hunter
  • Michelle Searle
  • Tracey Pocock
  • Jenna Oldaker
  • Nathan Patterson

Nathan Patterson 'Keep the Fire Burning'

Presenting partners

Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation
Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative
Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative