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Indigenous Cultural Painting Workshop & Project

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Birregurra Hall (Mechanics' Institute)

42 Main Street

Birregurra, VIC 3242

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ABORIGINAL CULTURAL PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH GUNDITJMARA ARTIST, JOEY CHATFIELD

Sunday 20th August / 10am to 12.30pm / Birregurra Hall / FREE

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

This is a taster workshop that leads in to a larger collaborative community project—creating a large mural work for the enLIGHTen Me: I Have a Hall in my Heart project.

Come along, find out about the project and start to learn about Australian indigenous painting techniques including meanings, symbolism and storytelling.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be invited to contribute to the larger mural project in a series of regular programmed and drop-in sessions over a three month period.

For those wanting to be a part of the larger mural project, a story development and design session will take place on Sunday 27th August.

ABOUT THE MURAL PROJECT

Gunditjmara artist Joey Chatfield will facilitate programmed sessions with proactive discussions and activities that enhance understanding of aboriginality and respect for Country. Throughout the larger project, participants will acquire knowledge about the dreaming, kinship systems, traditional ways of living, painting techniques, the meaning in paintings, symbols and stories.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Meaning in Aboriginal paintings, symbols and stories
  • Understanding of intertwined Aboriginal traditions and customs
  • Aboriginal painting techniques

WHAT YOU GET

  • A miniature painting produced by you with Joey Chatfield's guidance
  • A light lunch after the session
  • The opportunity to be part of the larger mural project

PRE-REQUISITES

  • None. No painting experience necessary
  • This workshop is for ages 10+
  • All materials provided

QUESTIONS?

Email enlightenbirre@gmail.com or call Fiona on 0414 060728

This event is part of the enLIGHTen Me Small Town Transformation managed by Regional Arts Victoria on behalf of the Victorian State Government

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Birregurra Hall (Mechanics' Institute)

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