For NAIDOC Week we invite children and their parents and guardians to join artist Deanne Gilson (Wadawurrung) for a Bunyip discovery session. Learn about the stories, history, language and culture around the Bunyip. And build your own Bunyip sculpture from playdough or clay.
Materials: Pencil, paper, textas or crayons, playdough or clay, leaves, small twigs (no longer than 10 cm in length) and any other craft supplies you may have at home like feathers, tooth picks or string, scissors.
Deanne is an emerging Elder and proud Wadawurrung woman of Aboriginal and Australian/English descent. An award-winning multi-media visual artist, with a practice spanning thirty-five years, working across painting and clay, photography and fashion design. Along with being an early childhood educator and delivering cultural awareness training, Welcome to Country and Smoking ceremonies on her ancestral Country.
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
IMAGE: Deanne Gilson (Wadawurrung) - supplied.