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.

Gathering

Gathering showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performances in the Queen Street Mall. Unique to Brisbane, it is the only Indigenous performance in Australia that is featured weekly in the heart of a major capital 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. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs in action

Featured events

Fri 27 May 2022, 12:00pm
Free

Brisbane City Council's Indigenous Art Program 2022 presents OUTstanding Artist Talk featuring Mia Boe. OUTstanding Artist Talks are a unique opportunity to...

Online

Mon 30 May 2022, 12:00pm
Free

Brisbane City Council's Indigenous Art Program 2022 presents OUTstanding Indigenous Art Walking Tours. Join curators of the Indigenous Art Program to learn...

City Hall. 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City.

Tue 31 May 2022, 9:30am
Free

Indigenous Art Program presents OUTstanding Accessibility Day. Join artists and curators of the 2022 Indigenous Art Program, OUTstanding, for an accessibility...

Tue 31 May 2022, 5:30pm
Free

Brisbane City Council's Indigenous Art Program 2022 presents Paint and Sip with Boneta-Marie Mabo. Known for bringing good vibes to local 'Brushes and Beats'...

Aboriginal Art Co. 89 Grey St, South Brisbane.

Wed 1 Jun 2022, 12:00pm
Free

Brisbane City Council's Indigenous Art Program 2022 presents OUTstanding Indigenous Art Walking Tours. Join curators of the Indigenous Art Program to learn...

City Hall. 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City.

Wed 1 Jun 2022, 12:00pm

Gathering presents Nightshift The Nightshift' is a live trio band made up of professional musicians led by one of Cairns most in demand musicians who are also...

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City

Thu 2 Jun 2022, 12:00pm
Free

Brisbane City Council's Indigenous Art Program 2022 presents OUTstanding Indigenous Art Walking Tours. Join curators of the Indigenous Art Program to learn...

City Hall. 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City

Fri 3 Jun 2022, 6:00pm
Free

Brisbane City Council's Indigenous Art Program 2022 presents OUTstanding Indigenous Art Walking Tours. Join curators of the Indigenous Art Program to see...

Crn Fish Lane and Grey St, South Brisbane

Wed 8 Jun 2022, 12:00pm

Gathering presents Tjaka Tjaka fuse modern technology with ancient sounds to create a contemporary Indigenous experience like no other. Tjaka draws inspiration...

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City

Last updated: 22 December 2021

Brisbane City Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and their unique relationship with their ancestral country. We pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of Brisbane, and recognise their strength and wisdom.