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State Library Bricktoria: Welcome to Country workshop

10 January 2022, 10:30am11 January 2022, 3:30pm
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, which is also the inspiration behind our LEGO® brick mystery mosaic. 

In this session, children will enjoy a hands-on painting task with Lisa as well as a chance to help piece together the mighty LEGO® brick mosaic! 

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. 

Please note: workshops at 10.30am are suitable for children aged 5-8, and the workshops at 2pm are suitable for children aged 9-12. 

View our full list of State Library Bricktoria events.

About Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin

Aunty Joy is the Senior Elder of the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people. She 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. 

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. 

Planning your visit

State Library Victoria is a Child Safe Organisation.

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Visitors over the age of 12 years and two months will need to check in using the Service Victoria app and will be asked to provide proof of vaccination, either with a digital certificate linked to the Service Vic app or a printed copy of their vaccination certificate along with identification. Read more about a COVID-safe Library