• Holiday program connects Indigenous kids with culture through creativity
    Holiday program connects Indigenous kids with culture through creativity
    02 Jul 2018
    Category: FestivalOther
    Geelong Performing Arts Centre is offering an exciting program of free arts activities for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Geelong region during the July school holidays.

    The Parrwang program was launched in March this year and provides children and teenagers with opportunities to explore their cultural identity and gain confidence to tell their stories.

    Holiday activities will take place daily from Tuesday July 3 to Thursday July 5 at Geelong Performing Arts Centre.

    For the littlies (children aged 2-5 and their families), activities will run from 9.15 to 10.30am and will include: bush jewellery making with gum leaves and ochre with Tahlia Dempsey; and a Move to Music workshop with Annie Malesic using percussion, singing and dancing.

    Activities for older children (aged 5-18) will run from 11am to 3.15pm and include:
    My Story, My Art - a visual arts workshop facilitated by Raymond Walters Penangk. Participants will explore and celebrate their individual stories through dots, brushstrokes and colours, while learning about Aboriginal cultural art practices, and storytelling.

    Melbourne based performer Tammy Anderson will use games and improvisation to encourage participants to tell their story through song, movement and storytelling - and have lots of fun along the way.

    And Perth-based hip hop 
    artist Bryan ‘Bryte MC’ Lloyd will inspire students to express themselves through hip hop dance and gain some skills in creative rhyming.

    The workshops are free, but places are limited so please register by contacting Parrwang Youth arts Co-ordinator Kylie Clarke on 5225 1270 or kylie@gpac.org.au

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