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Yarning circle: What are the signs?

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Waterloo Library

770 Elizabeth Street

Waterloo, NSW 2017

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Join our after school yarning circles at Waterloo Library and discover how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures navigate the skies and the land through special stories and signs.

Co-curated by the City of Sydney and Monica Stevens as part of the Sydney Science Festival during National Science Week, this 2-part workshop identifies tangible signs and how they were used in everyday life.

Kirsten Banks and Lyndsay Urquhart facilitate our yarning circles – 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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Discover the relevance of storytelling to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge in 2 hands-on and interactive 45-minute small group workshops.

Workshop 1: Stories and stars

Use a solar telescope to see the sun through a different lens and hear Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dreaming stories about our sun.

Workshop 2: Storytelling and navigation

Get to know navigational signs and learn how to use the landmarks, engravings and drawings as a map.

About the facilitators

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.

Lyndsay Urquhart

Raised in the Dharawal community of Western Sydney, Lyndsay is a passionate storyteller and documentary filmmaker, sharing stories of heroic Indigenous women.

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.

Free event suitable for 6 to 17-year-olds. Bookings are essential as tickets are limited to a maximum of 30 people.

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