A series of hands-on workshops and demonstrations hosted by Parrtjima’s First Nation’s Advisor, Rhoda Roberts AO, including an exploration of traditional foods, painting and sculpture making at the Todd Mall precinct. Learn the method involved, watch the skills of the local artists and take home your piece of Parrtjima as a keepsake.
Please note some workshops may have an age restriction due to the tools and skills involved. All workshops are free but places are strictly limited so attendance is restricted to one workshop per person.
All workshops are free, but places are limited. To save your place please register.
Sunday 13 September – 6.30pm – 8:00pm
Sculpture Horse Making | Tapatjatjaka Art and Craft
Artists from the community of Titjikala in the Simpson Desert are renowned for their miniature horse sculptures, known as Nanju. They are created from wire, scrap metal and other salvaged materials. Three of their larger-than-life light sculptures featured at Parrtjima 2019. Come and create your own take-home horse sculpture.
Due to the nature of the workshop and the tools used, participants must be aged 12 or older.
Monday 14 September – 6.30pm – 8:00pm
Watercolour Painting | Iltja Ntjarra (Many Hands Arts), Namatjira School of Arts
Learn the technique and skill involved in painting with watercolours. Iltja Ntjarra focuses on supporting the Hermannsburg School style of watercolour painting. Artists continue to paint in the tradition of their grandfather and relative, Albert Namatjira, arguably one of Australia’s most famous 20th Century artists.
Tuesday 15 September – 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday 16 September – 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Cooking Demonstrations | Mark Olive & Rayleen Brown
Hosted by Mark Olive, Chef and TV Presenter & Rayleen Brown, Co-Founder and Owner of Kungkas Can Cook
Join Mark and Rayleen as they take the Parrtjima audience on an exciting culinary journey. Mark and Rayleen will show just how easy it is to fuse native food and culture with contemporary lifestyle cooking.
Mark Olive is a Bundjalung Man from Wollongong NSW and has been a chef for over 30 years. The creator and host of numerous TV series broadcast both nationally and globally, Mark’s unique style and passion for cooking has inspired many. Passionate about the land and all that grows from it, he is an expert in native fauna and the food and medicinal purpose produced from them.
Based in Alice Springs, cook and caterer Rayleen Brown’s passion for cooking and food came from her parents. Rayleen’s insistence on using only wild harvest bush tucker sourced directly from the women who gather the food, as a way to support livelihoods and the continuation of connection to story and country, is well known and respected.