Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Week
CBCity invites children in Canterbury-Bankstown aged 0 to 17 to take part in the First Nations Art Competition to celebrate Reconciliation Week 2023. CBCity invites children in Canterbury-Bankstown aged 0 to 17 to take part in the First Nations Art Competition to celebrate Reconciliation Week 2023  


Reconciliation Week – Now More Than Ever!

We’re inviting Canterbury-Bankstown school children aged from 4 to 17 to celebrate Reconciliation Week 2024 by taking part in our Reconciliation Week Art Competition. 
Through your art, show us what Reconciliation means to you, or show us the 2024 Reconciliation Week theme, Now More Than Ever! 

What is National Reconciliation Week?

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving Reconciliation in Australia.
The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey- the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.
Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples histories, cultures and futures.

Competition details

We want to see, through art from our local students, what Reconciliation Week means to you. Show us creatively, for a chance to win prizes. 
Use the form below to send us your entry, including a photo of your artwork. We will display physical artworks in the foyer of the Bryan Brown Theatre, so please also submit your artwork to your nearest CBCity Library for inclusion in our exhibition. 
Entries are open from now until 17 May. Winners will be announced 24 May via social media. The first-, second- and third-placed artworks in each age category will be displayed at the Bankstown Art Centre from 27 May to 30 June 2024. 
Age groups and prizes: 
  • 4-9
    • First prize – Art pack
    • Second prize - Gift card
    • Third prize – Book
  • 10-12
    • First prize – Art pack
    • Second prize - Gift card
    • Third prize – Book
  • 13-17
    • First prize – Art pack
    • Second prize - Gift card
    • Third prize – Gift card
The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.