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NAIDOC Week 2012

Thursday, 14 June 2012

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Australia-China Diplomatic Relations and the Year of the Dragon, the University is focusing on a special collaboration to showcase and promote Aboriginal and Chinese culture.

The Celebration of Indigenous Art and Culture Exhibition and the Daily Short Film Screening are free activities and open to the ECU and wider community. Come check it out!

Celebration of Indigenous Art and Culture Exhibition

A special feature of this year’s exhibition is a commissioned artwork through a unique collaboration between Chinese Artist, Gao Xu Yong and Nyoongar Artist Sandra Hill. Come see this and other Indigenous artworks from ECU’s collection.

Where: The Art Gallery, Building 1, Room 1. 2110
Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus
270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup
When: Monday, 2 July - Friday, 6 July, 9am to 4pm daily
Download: Joondalup Campus Event Map

Daily Short Film Screening

This year’s short film is called 'Ochre and Ink'. The film tells the story of Chinese artist Zhou Xiaoping and his inspiring 23 year collaboration with Aboriginal artists in outback Australia.

With elements of humour, controversy and tragedy, this film follows Xiaoping as he develops from an enthusiastic but naive young man into an engaging and passionate character who established genuine friendships with many Aboriginal people.

Where: Kurongkurl Katitjin Gallery, Building 15, Room 15.127
Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley Campus
2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley (enter via Central Ave)
When: Monday, 2 July – Friday, 6 July at 12.30pm daily
Duration:Approx. 27 mins
Download: Mount Lawley Campus Event Map

NOTE: There is limited space and will operate on a first come basis.

The film is distributed and screened with permission by Ronin Films. For more information visit the film synopsis web page.

General Information

  • Paid visitor parking is available at each campus. Refer to maps for the exact event and parking locations.
  • ECU is now a smoke-free University. Unfortunately, there are no designated smoking areas.


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