Celebrate NAIDOC Week and support indigenous artists

This week is NAIDOC Week, and celebrations are being held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC Week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

As part of the celebrations, talented Tasmanian indigenous performer, Dewayne Everettsmith will be performing at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Friday 10 July at 8pm.

Dewayne is descended from both the Aboriginal community of Cape Barren Island and the Gunai people of Victoria and has made a distinctive impression on the Australian music scene.

Amongst a list of accolades, including supporting artists such as Gurrumul Yunupingu, Archie Roach, John Farnham and Guy Sebastian, Dewayne is best known for his song It’s Like Love which received over 20 million views as part of Tourism Australia’s $250 million international marketing campaign. He is also the National Ambassador for the Official Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal.

Burnie Arts & Function Centre Director Geoff Dobson said, “Dewayne has been credited as a rare performer with a gift, a presence that leaves most audience members feeling as if they are the only ones in the room.”

“His performance will be one of those moments, where five years from now, people will be saying I saw him perform in Burnie.”

For ticket information please contact the Box Office on 6430 5850 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or visit www.burniearts.net.

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: jphillips@burnie.net