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Gandel Storytelling Workshop: Welcome to Country

06 August 2022, 10:30am3:00pm
BookingsBookings required
Location Create Quarter
The Quad
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Join us for an Indigenous art and storytelling workshop, hosted by Senior Wurundjeri elder Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin and artist Lisa Kennedy, co-creators of the kids’ book Welcome to Country

This special workshop will introduce participants to the Indigenous story behind Welcome to Country and provide them with an opportunity to create their very own artwork with guidance from Lisa. 

Participants will also have the opportunity to ask Aunty Joy and Lisa questions about their work and experiences. 

This workshop is designed for children and families to enjoy together. Please register a ticket for all adults and children who will be attending. 


  • 10.30am – 11.30am for ages 5-8  
  • 2pm – 3pm for ages 9-12  

This storytelling workshop is supported by Gandel Foundation.

This program is supported by Gandel Foundation. Pauline Gandel Children's Quarter, also supported by Gandel Foundation, is a purpose-built space for children and families to read, learn and play, with an associated program of activities. 

About Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin  

Aunty Joy Murphy is a storyteller and writer passionate about using stories to bring people together and as a conduit for understanding Aboriginal culture. She is also an Officer of the Order of Australia, an award for distinguished service of a high degree to Australia or humanity. 

About Lisa Kennedy

Lisa Kennedy is a descendant of the Trawlwoolway People on the northeast coast of Tasmania. Lisa was born in Melbourne and, as a child, lived close to the Maribyrnong River. Here she experienced the gradual restoration of the natural river environment alongside cultural regeneration and reclamation. Through the sense of place, she feels connected to the Wurundjeri country, and all that entails. The experience of loss and reclamation is embedded in her work. 

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