O’Donnell Gardens – Saturday 2 February 


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The Yulendj Workshop Space has something for everyone – with Pom Pom Making Workshops, Basket Weaving, Boomerang Burning, Bush Tucker and more!

Also check out the Burndap Performance Space program and what’s on in the Djeembana Activity Space.



Bush Tucker

Giant Inflatable Salmon
Evelyn Roth’s Nylon Zoo is an interactive children’s experience featuring a magical GIANT INFLATABLE SALMON story-telling theatre, colourful animal costumes, playful dance, music & magic-making. Join us for an unforgettable festival experience as we enter the belly of our magical inflatable friend

Yarn Strong

Yarn Strong Sista – Face Painting (All Ages)
Aboriginal face and arm painting with red, yellow and black. Painting Aboriginal symbols, animals, tracks and the Aboriginal flag.

Yarn Strong Sista – Children’s Craft Activity (All Ages)
Aboriginal art experience of “Ochre Painting”.


Sustainability Kids Activity (Ages 4 – 13 years)
City of Port Phillip’s Sustainability Programs team have partnered with local artist Helen Pollard to deliver this fun workshop. Using recycled egg cartons kids can make their own minutre gardens to take home for free.


The Story-space with CoPP Library Service and BWF (All Ages)
The Port Phillip Library Service proudly present a day of storytelling for young and old.


Pom Pom Making Workshop (All Ages)
Pom Pom making workshop run by artist Jenni Frendo

Bush Toys

Bush Animals (For the kids)
Inspired by the Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Aunty Bronwyn Razem learned how to create Bush Animals using wool & hay. Her apprentice, Katja, will teach you today how to sculpture an animal with real personality.


Basket Weaving (Ages 13+)
Join Aunty Bronwyn Razem’s apprentice Katja and learn a traditional weaving technique to create your own woven pendant, symbolising ‘meeting place’.


Boomerang Burning (All Ages)
Come and decorate your own wangim ( boomerang). Mick will share his story and the traditional symbology in aboriginal art from South Eastern Australia.

Bush Tucker

St Kilda The Land As It Was – and a bit of Bush Tukka (All Ages)
Time travel back hundreds of years to St Kilda as it was. Discover the amazing wetlands that once covered much of St Kilda and beyond, the ancient sand dunes and promontory of rock and ochre that jutted out into Nerm (Port Phillip Bay). Discover some of the local plants which have grown on this same spot for  60,000 years.
Like the ancestral custodians before us, we must all honour and respect this land, our home. The sharing of knowledge is the way human beings have made deep connections to people and place for time immemorial. Come and share in the journey of knowledge with Aboriginal Tours And Education Melbourne.