National Reconciliation Week 2024

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for us all to consider our part in reconciliation. 

27 May - 3 June
Now More Than Ever #NRW2024 

The theme for National Reconciliation Week this year is Now More Than Ever. It urges us that ‘Now more than ever, the work continues. In treaty making, in truth-telling, in understanding our history, in education, and in tackling racism. We need connection. We need respect. We need action. And we need change.’

NAVA’s vision is for a flourishing contemporary arts sector where First Nations arts and culture is at the core. Earlier this year we completed our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Now, we are now progressing to an Innovate RAP, which focuses on the implementation of change.

Join NAVA staff in learning about and supporting reconciliation by donating to First Nations organisations and campaigns, buying First Nations art, joining events and activities, and by reading good practice resources when working with First Nations artists and organisations.

Buy First Nations art

Buy art from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned businesses, First Nations Art Centres, galleries registered with the Indigenous Art Code or from independent First Nations artists directly. For information on how to buy art ethically, visit the Indigenous Art Code. For links to ethical dealers and First Nations Art Centres around the country, search members of the Indigenous Art Code or visit the peak bodies:


Aboriginal Culture, Heritage & Arts Association Inc (ACHAA) 

Blak Markets

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

SOUTHEAST Aboriginal Arts Market

In Vic

Blak Dot

Baluk Arts


What's On

Confined 15, 3 May – 2 June, The Torch, Vic

GUWAYU: FOR ALL TIME, 3 May – 28 July, Mudgee Arts Precinct, NSW

Tokenist, ally or accomplice?, 27 May, UTS Tower, NSW

Reconciliation Week Film Screening, 27 May – 31 May, Fisher Library, NSW

Traditional Aboriginal Games, 1 June, Ryde Park, NSW

VITAL, 10 May – 2 June, Gallery M, SA

Reconciliation Week Community BBQ, 27 May, Alice Springs Town Council Chamber Lawns, SA

Reconciliation Day at Commonwealth Park, 27 May, Commonwealth Park, ACT

First Nations Experiences of Democracy Tour, 27 May, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, ACT

Reconciliation Yarns, 28 May, Yorkas Nyinning Building, WA

National Reconciliation Week Events 2024

Visit the National Reconciliation Week calendar to find more public events near you.

Acknowledgement of Country

The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) is a national organisation with staff who work across multiple states. The NAVA Board, and the artists, arts workers and organisations that we represent are based across hundreds of sovereign nations and unceded lands throughout the continent that has become colonially known as Australia.

NAVA acknowledges the Traditional Owners, Custodians and knowledge-holders of the unceded lands on which we live, learn, and work. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first artists and storytellers on this continent and pay respect to First Nations communities' ancestors and Elders. Sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

Image credit

Image: Amanda Bell, Undertow, 2022. Image credit to Pixel Poetry and Fremantle Arts Centre.

ID: In a dark room with black walls, a vibrant red LED light sign says “our silence is full of rage”. The sign reflects onto a dark wooden floor.