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NAIDOC Week Market

Shop fashion, art and other wares from First Nations designers and businesses — and unleash your own creative spirit at one of the day's free interactive workshops.
By Libby Curran
June 29, 2022
By Libby Curran
June 29, 2022

Arts Centre Melbourne will pay homage to the history, culture and country of First Nations artists and communities, with a jam-packed NAIDOC Week program from Sunday, July 3–Sunday, July 10. But you'll catch an extra big dose of creativity when it kicks things off with a special NAIDOC Week edition of its St Kilda Road Sunday market on July 3.

From 10am, you'll be able to shop a curation of goodies from celebrated First Nations designers and businesses including Clothing The Gaps, Haus of Dizzy, The Koori Circle, Gammon Threads and more. Expect everything from art and fashion, to accessories and homewares.

If that leaves you feeling inspired to create, you can try your hand at one of the day's free workshops — perhaps a songwriting session with composer and musician Allara, or a hip hop dance workshop led by the Indigenous Outreach Projects collective. There's even a lesson in feather-flower-making, guided by Taungurung and Dja Dja Wurrung artist Cassie Leatham, and matched with bush tucker. You can pre-register your interest and secure your spot for any class online.

While you're there, be sure to check out Clothing The Gaps' eight new poster designs, which will be showcased across Arts Centre Melbourne's Hamer Hall and St Kilda Rd precincts on the day.

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