Ange Jeffery Leads Free Workshops For Children This School Holidays

Updated: Sep 9


Ange Jeffery is a Wiradjuri artist who grew up on Country in central west NSW, with Wambuul (Macquarie River) having a lasting influence and inspiration in her art practice. Ange has an environmental science background and balances her technical ability with creative pursuits. She is a mixed media artist with a particular interest in jewellery and body adornment.

Ange’s values are represented in her work and preference for using responsibly sourced materials, including collected and recycled natural and manmade items. Her work is organic, combining her Culture with contemporary techniques and objects.

September school holidays will be much brighter with two free workshops lead by Wiradjuri artist Ange Jeffery.

Using materials readily found, Ange will lead First Nation kids in creating and decorating objects to express their identity and sense of self.

These free workshops are for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children only.

Tin Can Art Workshop Thursday 22 September 2022, 11am - 1:30pm KHT, Yarra Building, Fed Square, Naarm (Melbourne)

Now is the time to collect as many tin cans as you can, ready for you to transform them into works of art. Ask Mum and Dad to collect and clean them for you. And then they will be ready for you to paint your own personal design. They could be used to hold pens, plants and trinkets (or hide lollies). Or perhaps, you might like to make one as a gift. Kids will explore ideas around sustainability and looking after Country for happy, healthy people for years to come.

All materials will be provided, plus a light lunch.

Yarning Sticks Workshop Friday 30 September 2022, 11am - 12pm Online via Zoom

Join in this online session to create a colourful yarning stick re-using fabrics, yarn or found items.

By re-using materials, kids can explores ideas of sustainability, as well as the yarning stick as a tool for healthy communication in Aboriginal culture.

Kids will be posted a pack including emu feathers and a selection of natural items such as seeds and shells to use in personalising the yarn sticks.

Families are asked to collect their own sticks (less than 30cm is best), bring along yarn, string or strips of fabric which can be gathered at home or op shops, scissors, and anything else kids would like to tie on to their yarning sticks.

The Koorie Heritage Trust acknowledge the generous support of our public programming partners: Viva Energy Australia and Krystyna Campbell-Pretty and Family.

Koorie Heritage Trust, Yarra Building, Fed Square. www.koorieheritagetrust.com.au

Ange is a Wiradjuri artist now living on Gulidjan country. Ange is a proud parent of 2 dogs, 4 cats and 7 chooks, works for community, is an environmental scientist and loves creating art with anything recycled and natural. Ange shares culture through painting, stencilling, weaving, jewellery, workshops and lots more.