Nimbin Aboriginal Culture Centre
Connections to Country through Storytelling and Art
You are invited to visit the Nimbin Aboriginal Culture Centre located within the Nimbin Community Centre,
with the best access from Sibley Street opposite the Nimbin Skatepark.
Nimbin celebrated the 8th anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations on February 13 this year with colour, good vibes and plenty of great tucker. It was a joy to celebrate the resilience, humour and vibrancy of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture in true Nimbin style. The theme of the event ‘Heal Our Past, Build Our Future: Celebrating Our Heroes’ was embodied naturally throughout and recognised that as a community, we all have significant roles to fulfil in the healing process of the Original people, this beautiful Country and ultimately ourselves. Once again, the connectedness and openhearted nature of the Nimbin community was re-affirmed and it was good to see the ‘Goorie-grapevine’ in action, with plenty of mob attending from other communities on the day.
Billy Smith generously crooned his way through the day, contributing vibrancy and rhythm to the celebration. Much thanks to community Elders and Mob, for generously sharing their cultural knowledge and experience and creating a respectful space for all present. Special thanks also to local community members and groups who contributed their time and energy on the day. This day was made possible through a successful grant application by the Nimbin Community Centre for the ‘8th anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations’ grant through the Healing Foundation.
Respect and gratitude is due also to Nimbin Aged Care and Respite Service, for working in partnership with the Nimbin Community Centre and mob.
A big thanks to the local ladies who put so much effort into preparation and were the heart and soul of the event with the wonderful food provided. We are also very grateful to the Ngulingah Local Land Council who supported the revamping of the Nimbin Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Centre, and the local mob who worked tirelessly to create such a welcoming space. Thanks to the Nimbin community for your heartfelt support and finally an acknowledgement to this beautiful and vibrant Country, the ever present Ancestors and Spirits and also Elders both past and present.
Those who have visited recently will notice that the Culture Centre has been recently painted. Funds have been sourced from the Stronger Communities Program to upgrade the Casuarina building where the Culture Centre is located. It will provide an upgrade to the electrical wiring and lighting in the Centre and access to a nearby toilet. Work will commence in the near future.
Art and Culture Project
NCC has been successful in getting a $14,480 NSW Regional Aboriginal Arts Funding grant to run a 12 month arts and culture project at the Wai:bal Aboriginal Cultural Centre. There will be workshops for local Aboriginal people in dance, weaving and painting. Keep a look out for further information about workshops, events, performances and exhibitions, as the project rolls out. Many thanks to our partners: Wai:bal Aboriginal Cultural Centre , Northern Rivers Arts, Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council, and Nimbin Aged Care and Respite Service. Thanks also to Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre for their support.
NAIDOC Week 2016
This year's NAIDOC celebration will be held on Friday 8th July at the Park. Thank you to Nimbin Aged Care and Respite Service for their successful funding application to enable our celebration to happen again this year. Watch out for further information about the planned activities and come and join us.