Arts Based Cultural Workshops

arts based cultural workshops

Please Note:
Availability of particular services can alter due to seasons, sorry business and other cultural factors.
Prices cited are approximate and subject to change. All prices incur 10% gst

Weaving Demonstration

(1 hour)
Gunga (or Kunnga) Pandanus Weavers are Darwin-based Arnhem Land weavers, who take great pride in demonstrating the Arnhem Land tradition of pandanus weaving to make mats, baskets, dilly bags and fish traps. The weavers go bush to source the pandanus leaves, then dry, strip and dye them (dyes are created through local plants) to prepare their materials.

$693* (+gst)
*Note: this price assumes that no preparation of materials is required.


Weaving Workshop

(2 hours)
Learn the tradition of pandanus weaving by a Gunga (or Kunnga) artist. Gunga weavers are Darwin-based but originally from Arnhem Land. In the workshop you could make a mat, basket, dilly bag or fish trap. The weavers go bush to source the pandanus leaves, then dry, strip and dye them (dyes are created through local plants) to prepare their materials.

$1,870*(+gst) max.20 participants
*The fee includes pandanus gathering, drying, dying, etc.

 

String Jewellery Workshop

(1 hour)
A workshop for both males and females of all ages, learning the traditional Indigenous craft of string jewellery.
$270 (+gst) for preparation/facilitation
+ $20  p/person for materials

 

Didgeridoo playing workshop

(1 hour)
With only a maximum of five participants, this intimate workshop is also a powerful one. 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. MEN ONLY Maximum of 10 participants recommended.

$110 (+gst) per facilitator (i.e. per group of 5 max.)
+ $40  (+gst) p/person

 

Didgeridoo making and carving workshop

(approx. 5 hours)
Learn how to make a didgeridoo (clean, carve and paint it) by an Indigenous didgeridoo expert – and take it home to play! Your workshop guide can also share stories about Aboriginal culture with your group.
MEN ONLY   Maximum of 10 participants recommended.

$550
(+gst) for facilitation (up to 5 participants); or
$888 (+gst) for facilitation (6-10 participants)
+ $185
p/person for materials (blank didgeridoo, cleaning/carving/painting materials)

 

Didgeridoo painting workshop

(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. MEN ONLY
Maximum of 15 participants recommended.

$440 (+gst) for preparation/facilitation
+ $160  p/person (carved didgeridoo, varnish, paint)

 

Clapstick painting and playing workshop

(1 hour)
Clapstick playing is not just banging two sticks together. There is a rhythmic art to this instrument – and cultural meaning behind it. In this workshop you also tap into your visual creative expression through painting your own set of clap sticks while guided by a Darwin Indigenous artist. Leave with your own painted set of clap sticks to take home (and teach others how to play).

$220 (+gst) for preparation/facilitation
+ $15  p/person (materials: clapsticks, paint, etc.)

 

Face/body painting workshop

(1/2 hour)
Learn what different markings mean while having your face (and possibly some body sections: arms, legs, male chest) painted with natural ochres by one of Darwin’s. Facilitated in male/female groups.
$220 (+gst) for preparation/ochres/facilitation

 

Painting workshop

(2 hours)
Guided by a professional Darwin Indigenous artist, you learn how to paint either individually or as a group. Your facilitator can also talk about the cultural significance of Indigenous art. Maximum of 25 participants recommended.

$440 (+gst) for preparation/facilitation
+ $20 p/person (materials)

 

Screen Printing workshop

(2 hours)
Learn how to create an effective design, create a stencil from it, use a blank silk screen and paint to print your design onto a hoodie, t-shirt, tea towel, bag, or piece of fabric – and take it home! You are guided by a professional Darwin Indigenous artist who can also discuss with your group about Aboriginal culture and the place art has in it. Maximum of 25 participants recommended.

$440 (+gst) for preparation/facilitation
+ $20  p/person (printing materials and 1 x fabric item)

 

Lino Printing workshop

(2 hours)
Learn how to create a design and carve it into a lino tile to print your design onto paper. Guided by a professional Darwin Indigenous artist who can also talk about the cultural significance of Indigenous art.
Leave the workshop with your own work of art and a lino tile design you can keep printing with.
Maximum of 25 participants recommended.

$440 (+gst) for preparation/facilitation
+ $20  p/person (printing materials)

 

Stencil Printing workshop

(2 hours)
Guided by a professional Darwin Indigenous artist, you learn how to create a design, cut it into a stencil in a sheet of acetate print your design onto paper. Your facilitator can also talk about the cultural significance of Indigenous art. Maximum of 25 participants recommended.

$440 (+gst) for preparation/facilitation
+ $10 p/person (materials)

 


 

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