Get up! Stand up! Show Up!

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The Buttery celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contributions with a photographic exhibition for 2022 National NAIDOC Week.

The Buttery encourages you to – Get up! Stand up! Show Up! – to tell your story and inspire those around you.

NAIDOC Week 2022 will be held from Sunday 3 July to Sunday 10 July. This year’s theme – Get up! Stand up! Show up! – encourages all of us to champion institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative change while celebrating those who have already driven and led change in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over generations.

The Buttery is showcasing the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and men have made to our communities, families, history and nation in an online photographic exhibition.

The photograph exhibition will honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island men and women working in the alcohol and other drugs and mental health sector plus Buttery staff workers, volunteers and those with lived experience.

We would be honoured to share your story and portrait as part of The Buttery’s photographic exhibition. To participate, we require 500 words, along with a photograph, telling us about your contribution to the AOD and Mental Health sector.


1. Provide written responses to the following:

Q: Which city/country are you from? Tell us about your background/family.

Q: What is your professional role in the community?

Q: What does NAIDOC Week mean to you?

Q: This NAIDOC Week, tell us what your message is to Indigenous people to Get up! Stand up! Show Up!?

Try to keep your answers to approximately 250 words per response so we can learn about your experience. It’s OK if some of your answers are longer than this.

2. Provide a photo (head shot) of yourself. Photos should preferably be 1-2 meg.

Email contributions to:  Karen Farrell, Communications Coordinator at [email protected] / 0448 194 488. If you need assistance providing written content or a photo, please contact Karen Farrell.

The deadline for contributions is Tuesday 14 June. Participants are required to sign a copyright waiver to participate in the exhibition.

We look forward to receiving your contributions. Selected contributions will be published on The Buttery’s website. Please note that The Buttery may not publish all submissions received.


If you know someone who has empowered Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their communities, consider nominating them for a 2022 National NAIDOC Award.


2022 National NAIDOC Person Award
2022 National NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award
2022 National NAIDOC Female Elder Award
2022 National NAIDOC Male Elder Award
2022 National NAIDOC Sportsperson Award
2022 National NAIDOC Youth Award
2022 National NAIDOC Creative Talent Award
2022 National NAIDOC Caring for Country and Culture Award
2022 National NAIDOC Innovation Award
2022 National NAIDOC Education Award

Award nominations close on Monday 11 April 2022 (11:59PM AEST).

For more information about award nominations visit:

For more information about nominating an individual in the alcohol and other drugs and mental health sector, contact Karen Farrell, Communications Coordinator at [email protected] / 0448 194 488.



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