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PHIVE
5 Parramatta Square, Parramatta NSW 2150
Free Event

Keep the Fire Burning, Art, Clay & Storytelling (Ages 5 - 12 years)


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PHIVE
5 Parramatta Square, Parramatta NSW 2150
Free Event

Join Akala Newman and a guest artist for a transformative workshop that dives into this year's NAIDOC Week theme, "Keep the Fire Burning" Storytelling Through Listening, Poetry and Clay. Akala will guide participants through her creative process, encouraging them to explore how they can keep their own fires burning. This workshop will focus on re-imagining our world and putting our visions into action through storytelling.

Best suited for ages 5 - 12 years. Children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

No previous experience needed

Important information:  

What to Bring:

An open heart and mind ready to explore new ways of thinking and creating.

Comfortable clothing suitable for engaging in creative activities.

Duration: 2 Hours

Location: Level 3, Makers Space

Registration: Spaces are limited, and open to all, First People will have First preference. 

For access requirements please contact education@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

PHIVE sits on the lands and waters of the Burramattagal people of the Dharug nation and we acknowledge Burramatta as significant place of ceremony, story and tradition. We pay our respects to Dharug Ancestors and Elders, past, present and future and extend our respect to all First Nations people we work with, joining this program and visiting PHIVE.

About Akala:

Akala Newman is a Wiradjuri/Gadigal multi-disciplined performer, songwriter, educator and cultural producer whose experience includes cultural care practices. Her artistry is influenced by fantasy and magic; she challenges the notion of what it means to be a First Nations woman today and to live by your own narrative. 

Akala began her producing career at Moogahlin Performing Arts (Carriageworks), is now a First Nations Consultant at Arts and Cultural Exchange in Parramatta; First Nations Academic lecturer, and Student Coordinator at the National Art School;  Artist Educator at the Museum of Contemporary Arts; and Intimacy Coordinator with Key Intimate Scenes Australia. In 2023. Akala received both the Koori Radio Artist Residency and The Red Rattler Artist Residency where she received funding from Create NSW to begin her curated event Gili Gatherings (To 'Shine' in Gadigal language) she continues her art practices and working with the community to inspire, uplift and celebrate First People’s Voices..

Image credit: Shane Rozario


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PHIVE
5 Parramatta Square, Parramatta NSW 2150
Free Event