Exhibition opening: 'Black, Red & Yellow: Unity and Identity'

Monday 12 July | 5.30 to 7.30pm

Event Details

  • Date
    Monday, 12 July, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Location
    Northern Territory Library (inside Parliament House)
  • Cost
black and white image of 7 aboriginal protestors with raised fist behind the aboriginal flag - red at the top, yellow circile in the middle and black band at the bottom.

Join us on the 50th anniversary of the first raising of the Aboriginal flag on Monday 12 July from 5.30pm at the opening of our new exhibition Black, Red & Yellow: Unity and Identity.

The flag was designed by a Territorian, Harold Thomas, a Luritji/Wombai artist from Alice Springs.

Featuring photographs, paintings, prints and memorabilia, the exhibition will track the journey of the flag from a symbol of protest to national icon and consider the significant moments that were instrumental to its wider acceptance.

The opening will include a panel discussion about the history of the Aboriginal flag, its unifying powers and role in the fight for social justice.  

Please arrive at 5.30pm for a 6pm start. 

The exhibition is on display at the Northern Territory Library at Parliament House from Tuesday 13 July 2021 until Sunday 17 October 2021. 

Image credit: Demonstrators protesting for land rights outside the Aboriginal Embassy in Canberra, 30 July 1972, Green, Copyright held by Fairfax media.