As part of our preparations for the 4th Koorie Art Show for Kids and Youth, we are inviting all our Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids and young people to join us online with Ngarigo artist Peter Waples-Crowe for a collage art workshop centred on animals inspired by identity and heritage.
In this free session, Peter will guide and inspire our kids in creating a personal 2-D artwork which will also be suitable for entry into the 4th Koorie Art Show for Kids and Youth in December.
Come to the session with a collection of materials which they should be able to gather from the around the home and craft cupboard as follows:
Preparation: find some pictures (photos or illustrations) of animals that you identify with … theses might be in old magazines or even on the web (which you might be able to save and print). You might be able to scan and print images from books too (don’t cut up books!).
The call for entry to the Koorie Art Show is now open, but will close 1 November. Jump online and complete the entry form. All entries will be eligible for gift art pack prizes.
Peter Waples-Crowe is a Ngarigo artist living in Melbourne. He creates bold colourful work that explores the representation of Aboriginal people in popular culture, often referencing the dingo as a totemic figure and an analogy for Indigenous peoples.
This session is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children (and their grown-ups) only.
We acknowledge the generous support of our public programming partners: Viva Energy Australia and Krystyna Campbell-Pretty and Family.
Photo: Peter Waples-Crowe (Ngarigo), courtesy of the artist