Didj Dreaming By Samuel Kickett-Pilot

Can accommodate up to 30 participants.

Samuel will entertain the kids with his yarns, boomerang skills and expertise on the didgereedoo, while also explaining the significance of the Didgereedoo and Boomerang to Noongar culture.

Samuel has performed as an actor and musician for 20 years and comes from the proud Kickett-Pilot family who have been influential custodians of Noongar culture for many decades. He€™s been running cultural awareness workshops since he was 15 years old and is still going strong. He€™s pleased to report that his Nan has shaken hands with the Queen of England!

Length: 1 hour

Cost $200

Yarnin n Waabiny (Talk and Play) by Rebecca Garlett

Drama Games and Improvisations exploring Noongar language and culture.

For Highschool students age 13-17.

Can accommodate up to 30 participants.

Using fun drama games and improvisation exercises, Rebecca Garlett will explore the significance of Noongar words such as Dardy Sing (Cool), Cartwa (Crazy), Moorditj (Awesome) Kooda (Friend) Waabiny (Play), Yarnin (Talk) and Kaarditj (Knowledge). The exercises will act as a springboard to explore hot Indigenous topics such as land rights, the enforced removal of Aboriginal communities, sacred sites and the disproportionate amount of incarcerations of Aboriginal people in Australia.

This is a great workshop to engage indigenous students in Aboriginal language, culture and politics, and also offers a fun form of cultural exchange and education for non-indigenous students.

Rebecca Garlett is a proud Noongar woman who trained in acting at WAAPA and has worked as an actor, stage manager and workshop facilitator for Halo Youth Centre, Yirra Yaakin, and Creative Collaborations.

Length: 90 minutes

Cost: $300

Dardy Sing Graffiti Art

By Rubeun Yorkshire

For Primary School and Highschool students. Can accommodate up to 20 participants.

Combining traditional dreamtime stories with comtemporary graffiti art practice, Rubeun will design a piece of graffiti art with students that is inspired by West Australian animals and Dreamtime stories. He will then guide the workshop participants to help him create the work while explaining the significance of the animal to Aboriginal Nyitting Time.

Rubeun Yorkshire is a gifted actor, dancer and artist. He graduated the Aboriginal Acting course at WAAPA, has performed for Creative Collaborations, Class Act and Wadumba Dance Company and has created many graffiti art commissions.

Length: 3 hours

Cost: $950. This is inclusive of all art materials.

Nyitting Time (Dream Time) by Rebecca Garlett

Stories, songs and poems from the Dreamtime.

For Primary School age children 6-12

Can accommodate up to 30 participants.

Rebecca Garlett will guide the children through a fun, action packed workshop which includes songs, poems, games and stories which are inspired by Noongar culture and the Nyitting time. Stories will include Tiddilik and the Wagyl.

Bec is a proud Noongar woman who trained in acting at WAAPA and has worked as an actor, stage manager and workshop facilitator for Halo Youth Centre, Yirra Yaakin, and Creative Collaborations.

Length: 60 minutes

Cost: $200

Dardy Sing Bratz Dolls

By Bianca Wilder

For all ages

Bianca will work with participants to customize their own Bratz dolls into Indigenous characters. She'll supply old Bratz dolls and use paint and fabric to guide the participants to transform them into beautiful contemporary and traditional Indigenous characters.

Bianca was recently featured in The West Australian for her work with Bratz Dolls and she sells them online for $200 each. She's also a contemporary artist and a proud Noongar woman.

Cost $300 Bianca will supply materials.

Tall Tales for Short People

Tiffany Barton, actor, writer and storyteller extraordinaire is bringing her Tall Tales for Short People to libraries. She will be reworking a bunch of classic tales to present a fun, interactive drama and story telling workshop and enlisting the help of participants to tell the stories. Suitable for children age 4-14. Feedback for Tall Tales for Short People

(Book Week at Melville Library):

http://www.creativecollaborationsperth.com/ 18/11/2015 “Dear Tiffany, you were great. I truly thought you would read a story but…no you did even better, you (well you and the audience) acted it out! By the way I was the little brown mouse who ate the cheese. My name is Brielle. Take off the lle and I’m cheese. So basically I can eat myself. I loved your outfit but you didn’t really look like a fish.” Brielle, Palmyra Primary School.

Length of workshops: two hours

Dardy Sing Art from the Nyitting Time

By Bianca Wilder

For Primary School students.

Can accommodate up to 30 participants.

Combining traditional dot paintings with comtemporary graffiti art practice, Bianca will guide students to create Indigenous art that is inspired by West Australian animals and Dreamtime stories.

Length: 1 Hour

Cost: $250

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