School Holiday Workshop
Baby Bunjil Under the Southern Cross with Deanne Gilson

School Holiday Workshop
Baby Bunjil Under the Southern Cross with Deanne Gilson

Event status:
coming soon
Program type:
School Holiday workshop for Kids
Thursday, 11 April 2024
Two sessions: 10:30AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM-2:30PM
90 minutes

Lev 3
Birrarung Building
Fed Square


Free, but bookings required

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School Holiday Workshop<br>Baby Bunjil Under the Southern Cross with Deanne Gilson

Join artist Dr Deanne Gilson (Wadawurrung) these school holidays for a creative workshop learning about Bunjil and creating a cute baby eagle in a nest from paper.  To the Aboriginal people from parts of South East Australia, Bunjil is an ancestral being and creator who was born from a star and took the form of a Wedge Tail Eagle.

  • All tools and materials supplied.
  • Light catering provided.
  • Free but bookings required.  
  • This is a workshop suitable for kids 4 – 12.
  • All kids must be supervised and assisted by an adult.
  • Use of scissors, glue and paint – smock / apron / old clothes recommended

Deanne Gilson is a Proud Wadawurrung woman from Ballarat in Victoria. Her art practice is made up of many different mediums including painting, clay, fabric design, photography, drawing and recently being included into the Blak Jewellery Design Program at the Koorie Heritage Trust, 2022.

Her art practice draws on ochre sourced from her Wadawurrung Country, history, story-telling, traditional marks, new contemporary marks and the lived experiences of her family and ancestors.

Gilson loves painting the many plants of the Australian bush and Country, along with objects that surround her home, like pots, baskets made by friends and family and cultural artefacts.

We acknowledge the generous support of our public programming partners: Viva Energy Australia, Krystyna Campbell-Pretty and Family, and The Orloff Family Charitable Trust.

IMAGE: Supplied by the artist