Create a Bush Animal with Cassie Leatham

Create a Bush Animal with Cassie Leatham

Event status:
Coming soon
Program type:
Bush animal making workshop for Kids
Tuesday, 29 September 2020
1.00 - 2.30pm

Online through Zoom



This workshop is for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their carers to prepare artworks for submission to the 3rd Koorie Art Show for Kids and Young People

Group bookings:

As part of our preparations for the 3rd Kids’ Koorie Art Show, we are inviting all our Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids and young people to join us online with Taungurung artist Cassie Leatham in making a bush crafted totem animal or spirit animal out of simple found and gathered materials.

In this free session, Cassie will guide and inspire kids in creating a character laden 3-dimensional animal which will be suitable for entry into the Kids’ Koorie Art Show in December.

Kids will be asked to come to the session with a collection of materials which they should be able to gather from the local outdoors and craft cupboard.

  • Materials: wool, Poa grass or shredded newspaper, sticks, gum leaves, gum nuts, pipe cleaners, just natural materials to create with.

The call for entry to the Kids’ Koorie Art Show is now open, but will close on Sunday, 25 October. Jump online and complete the entry form. All entries will be eligible for gift art pack prizes.

Cassie Leatham is from the Taungurung people from the Kulin Nation. She is an Indigenous artist, master weaver, traditional dancer, bushtukka woman and educator. She is extremely passionate about teaching her skills to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students of all ages. Her aim is to give participants the opportunity to learn and understand Aboriginal culture and develop knowledge of both historical and contemporary Aboriginal history.

We acknowledge the generous support of our public programming partners: Viva Energy Australia, Krystyna Campbell-Pretty and Family, and the Jon Faine Farewell Broadcast Fundraising Appeal

PHOTO CREDIT: Cassie Leatham (Taungurung)