october, 2021

17oct10:00 am4:00 pmCultural knowledges and Awareness in the ClassroomEducator Workshop

Time

(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time

Location

TAFE QLD Southbank Campus

66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

Event Details

Carol McGregor aims, through her practice, to explore alternative forms of cultural expression and to adjust new technologies that would help her further examine the diversity of ancestry, experiences and intimate histories concealed within the landscape. 

For her doctoral project, McGregor examined the material culture of possum skin cloaks in South East Queensland (SEQ). Thanks to her research work and the workshop she facilitated,the contemporary making of possum skin cloak was revitalised in SEQ communities. In this workshop, Carol will explore how to discuss, connect with, and utilise cultural knowledges to create awareness in the classroom and your school.  

To bring:  

  • Laptop or ipad to work on 
  • Lunch and own water bottle – there are several food establishments within walking distance of the venue if preferred. 

Please note: Flying Arts cannot provide tea and coffee, lunch or snacks at this time. 


Additional Information

Facilitator

Carol McGregor (CIAI)

Dr Carol McGregor lives and works in Brisbane. Carol is of Wathaurung, Kulin Nation and Scottish descent and works with multimedia including ephemeral natural fibres, paint, clay, metal, and paper.

Her recent art practice involves the revival of the traditional possum skin cloak as an art form and a way to strengthen community and individual identities.  McGregor has worked extensively with south-east Queensland Aboriginal communities facilitating workshops teaching and sharing the knowledge and skills around possum skin cloak making. 

McGregor has exhibited widely and her work features in national and international collections. She is currently the Program Leader of the Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art unit at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.  

http://www.carolmcgregor.com.au/ 

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