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Creative Workshops

PLAYING WORKSHOPS

DIDGERIDOO & CLAPSTICK PLAYING WORKSHOP

Talent: Tony Lee
Duration: 1 hour

Learn more about the cultural significance of the didgeridoo from an Indigenous didgeridoo expert while mastering the art of circular breathing and creating different tonal sounds.
Didgeridoo playing is for MEN ONLY; women can join by playing clapsticks.

Maximum 15 participants
If your group is larger, contact us first.

$300 +gst
for preparation/facilitation

DIDGERIDOO & CLAPSTICK PLAYING WORKSHOP

Talent: Dale Austin
Duration: 1 hour

Learn more about the cultural significance of the didgeridoo from an Indigenous didgeridoo expert while mastering the art of circular breathing and creating different tonal sounds.
Didgeridoo playing is for MEN ONLY; women can join by playing clapsticks.

Maximum 15 participants
If your group is larger, contact us first.

$300 +gst
for preparation/facilitation

CLAPSTICK PAINTING AND PLAYING WORKSHOP

Talent: Sylvia Nulpinditj
Duration: 1 hour

Learn the rhythmic art to playing clapsticks – and special Yolngu cultural meaning and healing properties associated with them. You also discover your own creative talents as you paint your own set of clap sticks while guided by a professional Aboriginal artist from Arnhem Land. Leave with your own painted set of clap sticks to take home (and teach others how to play).

Maximum 10 participants
If your group is larger or you require the workshop to be longer, contact us first.

$300+gst
for preparation/facilitation

+ $20 per person
for clapsticks, paint

CLAPSTICK PAINTING AND PLAYING WORKSHOP

Talent: Clinton Gaykamangu
Duration: 1 hour

Learn the rhythmic art to playing clapsticks – and special Yolngu cultural meaning and healing properties associated with them. You also discover your own creative talents as you paint your own set of clap sticks while guided by a professional Aboriginal artist from Arnhem Land. Leave with your own painted set of clap sticks to take home (and teach others how to play).

Maximum 10 participants
If your group is larger or you require the workshop to be longer, contact us first.

$300+gst
for preparation/facilitation

+ $20 per person
for clapsticks, paint

Painting Workshops

ABORIGINAL PAINTING WORKSHOP

Talent: Tony Lee
Duration: 1 hour

Guided by a professional Darwin Indigenous artist, you learn how to paint either individually or as a group (a great team building exercise). Tony ‘Duwun’ Lee will also talk about the cultural significance of Larrakia art and the cultural significance of key motifs (the Larrakia People are the Traditional Owners of Darwin).

Maximum 15 participants
If your group is larger, contact us first.

$300 +gst
for preparation/facilitation
+$20 per person
for materials

ABORIGINAL PAINTING WORKSHOP

Talent: Dale Austin
Duration: 1 hour

Guided by a professional Kakadu Indigenous artist, you learn how to paint either individually or as a group (a great team building exercise). Dale will also talk about the cultural significance of Kakadu art and the cultural significance of key motifs. (Kakadu is world-renowned for its distinctive, authentic Aboriginal art.)

Maximum 15 participants
If your group is larger, contact us first.

$300 +gst
for preparation/facilitation
+$20 per person
for materials

Didgeridoo Painting Workshop (Men Only)

Talent: Dale Austin
Duration: 2 hours

Have your own painted didgeridoo to take home at the end of this fun workshop, guided by a Darwin Indigenous artist. The artist can also discuss with your group the significance of the didgeridoo – and music generally – in Aboriginal culture.

Maximum 10 participants
If your group is larger, contact us first.

$580 +gst
for preparation/facilitation
+$160 per person
for carved didgeridoo, vanish and paint

Clapstick Painting & Playing Workshop

Talent: Dale Austin
Duration: 1 hour

Have fun learning how to play clapsticks Kakadu-style, and understand the special Kakadu cultural meaning of what appears to be a simple musical instrument. Also enjoy painting your own set of clap sticks while guided by a professional Aboriginal artist from South Alligator Kakadu Country. This can be a great corporate team-building workshop. Also great to include for Family Day events, as it is appropriate for any age.

Maximum 10 participants
If your group is larger, contact us first.

$300 +gst
for preparation/facilitation
+$20 per person
for clapsticks and paint

ABORIGINAL PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH Sylvia Nulpinditj

Talent: Sylvia Nulpinditj
Duration: 1 hour

Guided by a professional Aboriginal artist from Arnhem Land, learn how to paint either individually or – as a team-building activity: paint on one canvas as a group. Your facilitator will also talk about the cultural significance of Yolngu Aboriginal art and share with you their personal cultural stories. Leave with your own work of art inspired by culture and connection to Country.

Maximum 10 participants
If your group is larger or you require the workshop to be longer, contact us first.

$300+gst
for preparation/facilitation

+ $20 per person
for materials

ABORIGINAL PAINTING WORKSHOP WITH Clinton Gaykamangu

Talent: Clinton Gaykamangu
Duration: 1 hour

Guided by a professional Aboriginal artist from Arnhem Land, learn how to paint either individually or – as a team-building activity: paint on one canvas as a group. Your facilitator will also talk about the cultural significance of Yolngu Aboriginal art and share with you their personal cultural stories. Leave with your own work of art inspired by culture and connection to Country.

Maximum 10 participants
If your group is larger or you require the workshop to be longer, contact us first.

$300+gst
for preparation/facilitation

+ $20 per person
for materials

DANCE WORKSHOPS

ABORIGINAL DANCE WORKSHOP WITH CLINTON GAYKAMANGU

Talent: Clinton Gaykamangu
Duration: 1 hour

Learn Yolgnu traditional and contemporary dance moves and the cultural meaning behind them from Yolgnu Aboriginal dancers. Workshops are with recorded audio.

Maximum 10 participants
If your group is larger, contact Clinton first.

$300+gst p/hour

Every additional 10 people (max.) will need an extra facilitator @ $100 per hour

EXTRA: Live music; 2 x songmen (didgeridoo and clapsticks) $100 each
EXTRA: body paint $8 p/person

ABORIGINAL DANCE WORKSHOP WITH SYLVIA NULPINDITJ

Talent: Sylvia Nulpinditj
Duration: 1 hour

Learn Yolgnu traditional and contemporary dance moves and the cultural meaning behind them from Yolgnu Aboriginal dancers. Workshops are with recorded audio.

Maximum 10 participants
If your group is larger, contact Sylvia first.

$300+gst p/hour

Every additional 10 people (max.) will need an extra facilitator @ $100 per hour

EXTRA: Live music; 2 x songmen (didgeridoo and clapsticks) $100 each
EXTRA: body paint $8 p/person

WEAVING WORKSHOPS

BAMBOO SCULPTURAL WEAVING WORKSHOP

Talent: Tony Lee
Duration: 1 hour

A workshop for both males and females of all ages, learning the traditional Indigenous craft of bamboo weaving.
Larrakia artist Tony ‘Duwun’ Lee demonstrates how to create a native animal sculpture by bending and shaping both thick and thin bamboo. Bamboo is a significant resource in traditional Larrakia culture. While Darwin has many of introduced species, it also has its own native yellow-coloured bamboo. Top End Aboriginal people refer to bamboo as ‘barm-bu’. Traditionally, Larrakia people used bamboo for rafts, musical instruments, containers (water and bush foods), but mostly for spears (as it floats – so you don’t lose your spear when fishing!). The Larrakia People are the Tradtional Owners of the Darwin region.

Maximum 15 participants
If your group is larger, contact us first.

$300 +gst
for preparation/facilitation
+$20 per person
for materials

BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP

Talent: Sylvia Nulpinditj
Duration: 1 hour

Yolgnu weaving is often done using pandanus leaves. Pandanus are palm-like, dioecious trees and shrubs. Young leaves are harvested and sliced into fine strips. ‘Kala’, natural bush dyes, are made from roots and leaves sourced from different plants in the area. A process of bashing and crushing extracts dye, then placed in drums with water. The pandanus strips are then soaked in the drums for the colouring process. The strips are then woven into baskets, bowls, mats, ropes, fish catchers, etc.

$300+gst
for preparation/facilitation

+ $20 per person
for materials

STENCIL PRINTING WORKSHOPS

Stencil Printing on Calico Workshop

Talent: Naomy Briston
Duration: 1 hour

Guided by professional Darwin Indigenous artist, Naomy Briston, you learn how to create a design, cut it into a stencil in a sheet of acetate print your design onto a calico pieceyou can convert to a small pillow case or framed work of art. Naomy will also share with your group the cultural significance of the imagery she incorporates in her work. 

Maximum 25 participants
If your group is larger, contact us first.

$300 +gst
for preparation/facilitation
+$10 per person
for materials

Stencil Printing on Paper Workshop

Talent: Tony Lee
Duration: 2 hours

Guided by a professional Darwin Indigenous artist, Tony ‘Duwun’ Lee you learn how to create a design, cut it into a stencil in a sheet of acetate print your design onto paper. Tony will also talk about the cultural significance of key imagery in Larrakia art and their correction to Larrakia Country. Maximum of 25 participants recommended.

Maximum 25 participants
If your group is larger, contact us first.

$580 +gst
for preparation/facilitation
+$15 per person
for materials

Screen Printing on T-Shirt and/or Tea Towel Workshop

Talent: Naomy Briston
Duration: 1 hour

Using Naomy’s images and unique rainbow printing technique, learn how to print an effective design, and take home an eye-catching t-shirt and/or a tea towel to colour-up your kitchen. Guided by Naomy, a professional Darwin-based Indigenous artist, who also shares with your group about the imagery and its meaning Aboriginal culture.

Maximum 25 participants
If your group is larger, contact us first.

$300 +gst
for preparation/facilitation
+$28 per person
for printing materials, incl. t-shirt or tea-towel

Screen Printing on T-Shirt and/or Tea Towel Workshop

Talent: Naomy Briston
Duration: 2 hours

Using Naomy’s images and unique rainbow printing technique, learn how to print an effective design, and take home an eye-catching t-shirt and/or a tea towel to colour-up your kitchen. Guided by Naomy, a professional Darwin-based Indigenous artist, who also shares with your group about the imagery and its meaning Aboriginal culture.

Maximum 25 participants
If your group is larger, contact us first.

$580 +gst
for preparation/facilitation
+$35 per person
for printing materials, incl. t-shirt or tea-towel

Screen Printing Stall: Casual Workshops & Retail Store

Talent: Naomy Briston
Duration: 3.5 hours

Boost your event with Naomy Briston’s colourful pop-up stall – complete with on-the-spot screen printing workshops. Professional artist and Traditional Owner of the Darwin region, Naomy shares cultural knowledge about her images as well as her unique rainbow printing techniques.

$600 +gst

Screen Printing Stall: Casual Workshops & Retail Store

Talent: Naomy Briston
Duration: 7 hours

Boost your event with Naomy Briston’s colourful pop-up stall – complete with on-the-spot screen printing workshops. Professional artist and Traditional Owner of the Darwin region, Naomy shares cultural knowledge about her images as well as her unique rainbow printing techniques.

$1000 +gst

STRING JEWELLERY WORKSHOPS

STRING JEWELLERY WORKSHOP

Talent: Tony Lee
Duration: 1 hour

A workshop for both males and females of all ages,
learning the traditional Indigenous craft of string jewellery.

Maximum 15 participants
If your group is larger, contact us first.

$300 +gst
for preparation/facilitation
+$20 per person
for materials

FOUND OBJECTS WORKSHOPS

FOUND OBJECTS WORKSHOP

Talent: Tony Lee
Duration: 1 hour

Learn from Larrakia artist Tony ‘Duwun’ Lee  how to create a sculpture using found objects such as plastic bottles, plastic bags, and cans, by tying objects together using contemporary and traditional techniques. After hearing Tony share stories relating to significant traditional sites of Darwin, you will leave with an inspired awareness of what the Larrakia Country really means (the Larrakia People are the Traditional Owners of Darwin).

Maximum 15 participants
If your group is larger, contact us first.

$300 +gst
for preparation/facilitation
+$10 per person
for materials

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