National Reconciliation Week

27 MAY - 3 JUN 2021


More than a word. Reconciliation takes action.

2021 marks twenty years of Reconciliation Australia and almost three decades of Australia’s formal reconciliation process. Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2021, More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Find out more about National Reconciliation Week and ways to take action at

#MoreThanAWord #NRW2021

We See Recognition with Norm Jurrawaa Stanley

Norm Jurrawaa Stanley is a proud Aboriginal man with heritage connected to the Kurnai (Gippsland) and Wotjabaluk (Horsham) peoples of Victoria. Join Norm as he discusses creating art on Wadawurrung Country and explores what Reconciliation means to him.

Connecting with Culture and Creativity

For over 65,000 years, the land on which Geelong Arts Centre stands has been a significant site for gathering, belonging and storytelling for the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. Geelong Arts Centre continues this tradition by embracing and celebrating the culture of Australia’s First Peoples and First Nations globally.

Geelong Arts Centre looks forward to sharing wonderful First Nations stories and resources across National Reconciliation Week, and we hope you will join in the conversation and take time connecting to culture.