With another week of lockdown looming ahead of us, we've compiled a few more educational, literary and cultural pursuits. Miss Part 1? Read it here. 

Celebrate NAIDOC Week 

The State Library of NSW has a range of online events and exhibitions celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture. Read about the eight days in Kamay that changed Australia's history or explore Dyarubbin, the Hawkesbury River. 

Developed by First Languages Australia, explore this interactive map of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. 

Watch the premiere of arts documentary Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra

Attend an exhibition 

The MCA has brought the largest Australian solo exhibition by artist and activist Richard Bell online, with audio guides, learning resources and a 'Digital Aboriginal Embassy'. 

The Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is also running a virtual exhibition on Croatian artist Gina Sinozich, and has online interviews and screenings – including for We Don't Need A Map, "the story of the hijacking of an Australian icon". 

Or depart Australia altogether and attend a free tour at the Guggenheim.   

More books 

Magabala Books has the next additions to your to-read pile sorted with this list of recommended books. Or check out Gary Lonesborough's recommended YA reads

Bestow a 'book-quet' 

Run by a father and daughter in Hornsby, The Bookplate bookshop has been delivering bright bundles of bookish joy across Sydney since the first lockdown in 2020. Simply complete a quiz and they'll send a personalised package of books to your nominated favourite person – or do the quiz for yourself for your own lockdown literary indulgence.