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Yarning circle: Family day

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Glebe Library

186 Glebe Point Rd

Glebe

Sydney, NSW 2037

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Join us at Glebe Library as we create yarning circles and explore the relationship between natural sciences and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices. Learn from knowledgeable Aboriginal facilitators about didgeridoo-making, uses of plants from the bush and stories of the sun and stars.

Yarning circles are a dynamic safe place to talk (or not) about subjects where you can participate and contribute; ‘ways of knowing,’ ‘ways of being’ and ‘ways of doing.’

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Beginning at 10.30am with an Acknowledgement of Country – drop into multiple workshops:


Didgeridoos led by Matthew Doyle (10.45am – 11.45am)

Learn about didgeridoo-making and the traditional roles.

From the bush led by Henrietta Baird (11.00am – 12.00pm)

Mix your own natural paint and discover weaving with bush plants.

Stories and stars led by Kirsten Banks (11.00am – 12.00pm)

Listen to dreaming stories and look at the sun through a special telescope.

Bush flavours (12:00pm – 12:30pm)

Taste test delicious bush flavours.


ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

Monica Stevens

An mBabarum woman from Cape York, Monica is an arts consultant and founding member of Bangarra Dance Theatre, now exploring choreography and technology.

Matthew Doyle

A descendant of the Muruwari People from northwest NSW, Matthew’s carved out a 30-year career as a dancer, didgeridoo player, songman and cultural educator.

Henrietta Baird

A Kuku Yalanji woman from Far North Queensland, Henrietta shares knowledge of Aboriginal culture, native bush plants, weaving and dance.

Kirsten Banks

A physics major at UNSW, Kirsten shares her love of physics and Indigenous astronomy at the Museum of Applied Arts and Science’s Sydney Observatory.

Free event suitable for 1 to 14-year-olds. Bookings are essential as tickets are limited.

Co-curated by the City of Sydney and Monica Stevens as part Sydney Science Festival during National Science Week.

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