Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs

Brisbane City Council has a variety of programs which acknowledge and value the unique contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make to the city. These programs aim to support First Nations People and work with their communities.

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Aspirations strategy

The Indigenous Aspirations Strategy aims to meet the aspirations, hopes and visions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Brisbane.

Indigenous art program

An annual, city-wide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art program celebrated through visual art showcase and discussion. Featuring emerging to established artists.

Indigenous bus designs

As part of NAIDOC Week and Black History Month, Council featured the works of two Brisbane-based Indigenous artists on four buses throughout the city. 

Black Diamonds Program

The Black Diamonds Program provides free or low-cost activities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Brisbane, with a focus on young people. 

More to see

Featured events

Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11:30am
Free

Silenced in the Shadows (photographed by Dan Molloy, curated by Ella Ganza, the founder of The Runway Movement) is a series of strikingly raw photographs...

Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

Tue 15 Jun 2021, 6:00pm
Free

Join curators of the Indigenous Art Program to learn about artworks around Brisbane city. The tour will visit various sites located through the CBD across the...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Sat 19 Jun 2021, 10:00am
Free

Held at the Yeronga Paint Factory, HYPERLOCAL Open Studios offers audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the creative spaces where Australia’s premier Aboriginal...

Yeronga Paint Factory, Hyde Rd, Yeronga

Tue 22 Jun 2021, 6:00pm
Free

Join curators of the Indigenous Art Program to learn about artworks around Brisbane city. The tour will visit various sites located through the CBD across the...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Thu 1 Jul 2021 to Sat 31 Jul 2021
Free

The Indigenous Art Program transforms Brisbane's streets into an exhibition of Aboriginal artworks in various places and spaces, including large-scale banners...

Various locations across Brisbane

Sat 3 Jul 2021, 10:00am
Booked out

** This event has sold out. ** Explore the wonder of Our Backyard. Join musicians and songwriters Alinta McGrady and Waveney Yasso as they show you around their...

SunPAC, Macgregor

Sat 3 Jul 2021, 1:00pm
Booked out

** This event has sold out. ** Explore the wonder of Our Backyard. Join musicians and songwriters Alinta McGrady and Waveney Yasso as they show you around their...

SunPAC, Macgregor

Mon 5 Jul 2021, 10:00am
Free

Hang out with Aboriginal artist Tony Albert and create your own works of art. Learn about his art and his unique process of creating collages with upcycled...

Queensland Maritime Museum Park, South Brisbane

Mon 5 Jul 2021, 12:00pm
Free

Join curators of the Indigenous Art Program to learn about artworks around Brisbane city. The tour will visit various sites located through the CBD across the...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Last updated: 23 August 2019