This pre-recorded online session highlight the diversity of First Nations art and provide you with alternative ways to approach the teaching of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art including hands-on activities that can be adapted to the classroom, with Tarnanthi Education officer, Sally Lawrey sharing highlights from AGSA’s permanent collection.

This session also includes an artist talk and workshop with Chantal Henley. From the Ngugi and Mununjali clans of the Quandamooka and Yugambeh peoples, Queensland, Chantal now works on Kaurna land. Chantal shares insights from her multidisciplinary practice including textiles, printmaking, fashion, and installation. Chantal recently revealed her latest collection, Gulayi, at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair in 2023 which will be shown in a new format during Tarnanthi at The Mill.

Materials you will need:

  • Scissors 
  • Natural or dyed raffia (15-20 strands) or anything similar - string-like.
  • Old T-shirt/fabric (will be cut into strips) 
  • Needle to stitch raffia/string in place-Tapestry needle with large eye
  • Thin cardboard
  • Yarn (string, wool, cotton - in addition to above)
  • Pens, pencils