NAIDOC Week 2018

Didgeridoo performance at hilltop pool

Within our collective identity, Australians share in the rich living culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Each year we gather together to celebrate their heritage, history and achievements during NAIDOC Week. At Peninsula Hot Springs we’re again running a special program of art, performance and storytelling activities in our Bath House from July 8th to 15th.

Children’s art workshop with Baluk Arts – An opportunity to get creative while learning about Aboriginal art and culture. Kids will have fun painting their own boomerang that they can take home. To secure your place, please book into this activity when you check in at our Bath House reception. Please note that places are limited.

‘Meeting Place: Art from the heartlands of Aboriginal Australia’ art exhibition – Celebrating the connection between water and wellness, this fundraising exhibition showcases the works of leading artists and rising stars of Aboriginal art. Held in collaboration with McCulloch & McCulloch’s Whistlewood Gallery and Baluk Arts, works will include barks, paintings, ochres, carvings, weavings and jewellery. Discover more information here. This exhibition will be open until July 23.

Body clay workshops at clay ridge – Our signature clay experience, hosted by an in-house Clay Master, enhanced with stories that honour the significance of clay within Aboriginal culture. Take part in this interactive outdoor experience and get ready to paint yourself and your friends or family in natural Australian earth clays. On Saturday 14th July we have a special workshop with Aboriginal Elder Aunty Anne Warren that will go deeper into traditional knowledge and cultural clay rituals. To secure your place, please book into this activity when you check in at our Bath House reception. Please note that places are limited.

Women’s workshop – This interactive workshop for women explores the 2018 NAIDOC Week theme ‘Because of her we can’. This walking, storytelling and craft workshop will focus on celebrating the significant women in our lives. To secure your place, please book into this activity when you check in at our Bath House reception. Please note that places are limited.

Men’s workshop – Hosted by Lionel Lauch from Living Culture, this interactive workshop for men explores the theme for NAIDOC Week 2018 ‘Because of her we can’. This walking, storytelling and craft workshop will recognise the significant women in our lives as well as explore traditional Aboriginal practices. To secure your place, please book into this activity when you check in at our Bath House reception. Please note that places are limited.

 

Didgeridoo sound meditation – Float in hot spring pools whilst being soothed by the vibrations of Australia’s most ancient instrument. Hosted by Lionel Lauch from Living Culture.

Indigenous cultural walk – Passionate about his cultural heritage and people, Gunditjmara Kirrae Wurrung – Bundjalung man Lionel Lauch explores the No 16 beach divide in Rye. Lionel embraces opportunities to share his knowledge of the land and his culture through this experience where you will discover local bush-tucker and medicines across this ancient landscape. Then, enjoy a didgeridoo meditation and sound healing in the sand dunes overlooking the expansive ocean view. $87 and includes Bath House bathing. Book this package here.

Hot springs bathe-in cinema – Enjoy a unique cinema experience and recline in our relaxing geothermal hot springs whilst enjoying Wayne Blair’s ‘The Sapphires’. Starring Jess Mauboy, this beautiful film traces the stories of four inspiring Aboriginal women who found their spotlight while performing for the soldiers during the Vietnam War. Rated PG.

Smoking ceremony and didgeridoo with Sunset Dreaming – Painted up for traditional ceremony, Yamba will perform an indigenous smoking ceremony and play the didgeridoo for guests around the Bath House bathing area.

Morning Midday Afternoon Evening All day
Monday 9 July 10am

Body Clay Workshop at Clay Ridge
(Family-friendly)

2pm

Body Clay Workshop at Clay Ridge
(Family-friendly)

Tuesday 10 July 10am

Body Clay Workshop at Clay Ridge
(Family-friendly)

2pm

Body Clay Workshop at Clay Ridge
(Family-friendly)

Wednesday 11July 10am

Body Clay Workshop at Clay Ridge
(Family-friendly)

10am-1pm

Children’s art workshop in Bath House foyer with Baluk Arts

2pm

Body Clay Workshop at Clay Ridge
(Family-friendly)

Art Exhibition with Whistlewood Gallery in the Spa Dreaming Centre Café
Thursday 12 July 10am

Body Clay Workshop at Clay Ridge
(Family-friendly)

2pm

Body Clay Workshop at Clay Ridge
(Family-friendly)

Art Exhibition with Whistlewood Gallery in the Spa Dreaming Centre Café
Friday 13 July 10am

Body Clay Workshop at Clay Ridge
(Family-friendly)

2pm

Body Clay Workshop at Clay Ridge
(Family-friendly)

Art Exhibition with Whistlewood Gallery in the Spa Dreaming Centre Café
Saturday 14 July 10am-12noon

Women’s Workshop with Aunty Anne Warren

10am-12noon

Men’s Workshop with Lionel Lauch from Living Culture

12.30pm

Didgeridoo Meditation in Amphitheatre with Lionel Lauch

1.30pm & 2.30pm

Body Clay Workshop at Clay Ridge with Aunty Anne Warren, Aboriginal Elder
(Family-friendly)

5pm-7pm

Peninsula Hot Springs Bathe In
The Sapphires
(PG)
Bath House Amphitheatre

Art Exhibition with Whistlewood Gallery in the Spa Dreaming Centre Café
Sunday 15 July 9am-11am

Indigenous Cultural Walk with Lionel Lauch ($87pp)


1pm-3pm
Didgeridoo performance and smoking ceremony with Yamba
Art Exhibition with Whistlewood Gallery in the Spa Dreaming Centre Café

What would you like to book?

 

bath house bathing treatments and packages private bathing dining packages