Beeac Primary School, Clonard College, Colac South West Primary School, Francis Xavier Primary School, Mandama Primary School, Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College, Newcomb Secondary College, Northern Bay College (Hendy Campus) and Roke Wood Primary School students
Connecting place (detail) 2019 
oil pastel on paper 
Artists: Deanne Gilson, Jenny Murray Jones and Nathan Patterson
Photographer: Cormac Hanrahan

Beeac Primary School, Clonard College, Colac South West Primary School, Francis Xavier Primary School, Mandama Primary School, Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College, Newcomb Secondary College, Northern Bay College (Hendy Campus) and Roke Wood Primary School students
Connecting place (detail) 2019 
oil pastel on paper 
Artists: Deanne Gilson, Jenny Murray Jones and Nathan Patterson
Photographer: Cormac Hanrahan

NAIDOC Week—Always Was, Always Will Be

8 November to 15 November

The very first footprints on this continent were those belonging to First Nations peoples.

Always Was, Always Will Be recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

Join us for NAIDOC Week 2020, a time when we celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culture and history which are precious to our nation.

Embrace the history of the oldest continuing culture on our planet—learn more about the important cultural connections shared by the Traditional Owners of this country, as we discover the Dreaming stories, belief systems and spiritual connections of Aboriginal people.

Coming soon

Sign-up to Geelong Gallery's Learn e-news updates to learn more about our NAIDOC Week programs, including the release of First Nations interpretations of the collection and our education resource exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories.