School Holidays Workshop: Bush Toys with Aunty Bronwyn Razem

These school holidays join Gunditjmara weaver Aunty Bronwyn Razem for an animal making workshop using natural materials and weaving techniques. Make a camp dog, kangaroo or other creature from the bush.

This is a family workshop designed for adults to work with their kids.

  • All materials supplied
  • This workshop is designed for adults to work with their kids. (Children 6+)

Bronwyn Razem is an Indigenous Australian basket weaver and painter. She is a Gunditjmara woman of the Kirrae Whurrong clan of western Warrnambool on the Victorian coastline. Bronwyn’s practice involves an exploration of her Indigenous heritage and identity, and she creates symbolic representations of places and events that are meaninful to her family. She integrates ochres, sand and other materials into her paintings, and her works also draw on the possum skin cloak traditions of her ancestors. Exhibitions include the solo show “Symbols of Identity” (2006/2007), “Ngathook mangnoorroo watanoo: I come from (2008) both at Bunjilaka Gallery, Melbourne Museum, and “Local story: local voices” at the National Wool Museum, Geelong. Bronwyn was highly commended for the Deadly Art Award at the 2005 Victorian Indigenous Arts Awards, and she was short-listed for the Victorian Indigenous Arts Awards in 2006. In 2008, Bronwyn was chosen by the Australia Council for the Arts to be part of a delegation of Indigenous artists to attend the 10th Pacific Arts Festival in Western Samoa.

WHEN: Wednesday 10 March, 11am-1pm

WHERE: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington VIC 3931