Dreaming Spirit – Music, Storytelling and Art

Date/Time
Dates: Sun 12/04/2015 - Sun 19/04/2015
12:00 am

Location
Effective Living Centre

Program(s)

Dreaming Spirit – Music, Storytelling and Art with Allan Sumner

Allan Sumner is an accomplished South Australian artist. He is a descendant of 3 Aboriginal peoples being the Ngarrindjeri people from the lower river and lakes of the Murray River along the Coorong, the Adelaide plains Kaurna people and the Yankunytjatjara people from central Australia.
He is passionate about his culture and people, particularly in learning about the stories that have been passed down the generations through his elders.
Allan has been painting for 15 years with his contemporary style evolving over the last 5. His art has been exhibited across South Australia and also in Canada. Allan mainly paints acrylics on canvas, although his art has been found on boomerangs, didgeridoos and emu eggs.
Allan produces amazing pieces utilising bright earthy tones as well as the cooler ocean colours. Beautiful blends of dot work morph into different patterns which evoke movement in his paintings that can mesmerise an observer for hours.
As well as being a visual artist, Allan is a singer, songwriter, musician, producer and storyteller.

For more information please see our brochure.

Introduction Service & Bush Tucker Morning Tea

Sunday 12 April – 10am
Join the Christ Church Wayville Uniting community in a service to introduce the week’s programme. This will be followed by a morning tea of Bush Tucker delights.

Tour of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art

Sunday 12 April – 2pm
gold coin donation
Enjoy an introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art currently exhibited at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Meet at the black seating near the café in the Gallery at 1.45pm.

Cultural Awareness Workshop

Monday 13 April – 7-10pm
$25 adult $20 Friend of ELC & Concession
Learn about the history of Aboriginal people in Australia and life as it was before European settlement. Explore the impact of colonisation and the more contemporary issues facing Aboriginal people today. Participants will have the opportunity to paint their own canvas during the workshop. (bring smock or painting clothes)

Bush Tucker Tour of Botanic Gardens

Tuesday 14 April – 2pm
$5 each
Trent Hill will help us discover culinary delights in plants we previously walked past. Meet at the North Terrace gates at 1.45pm.

Art, Storytelling & Music Sing-along

Wednesday 15 April – 9.30am-12.30pm
$25 adult $20 Friend of ELC & Concession
$5 child – children very welcome but must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Art - tailored to children, explore Aboriginal art and learn the differences between contemporary and traditional works. Then pick up a brush and paint your own canvas. All resources are supplied, including paints, brushes, paint trays etc. (bring a smock or wear clothes that can get dirty!)

Storytelling - sit back and listen to Allan narrate some of his cultural dreaming stories. The dream and creation stories have been passed down from generation to generation. Listen to some popular stories such as Kondoli, Tjilbruke, Ngurunderi, Mulyawonk and many more.

Music & Sing-along – participants are invited to learn well known Aboriginal songs and sing along with the artist using clap sticks. Allan will play both the didgeridoo and guitar.

Aboriginal Art Workshop

Thursday 16 April 7-10pm
$25 adult $20 Friend of ELC & Concession
Tailored to adults – Explore Aboriginal art and learn the differences between contemporary and traditional works. All resources are supplied, including paints, brushes, paint trays etc. (but bring a smock or wear clothes that can get dirty!

Tandanya

Saturday 18 April – 2pm gold coin donation
Visit the Tandanya gallery and the discover the treasures in ‘the place of the red kangaroo’.
Meet at the gallery at 1.45pm
253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide.

Concluding Service

Sunday 19 April – 10am
Again you are welcome to join the Christ Church Wayville Uniting service at the conclusion of the programme, to reflect on the week’s activities and the new insights you have gained into Aboriginal culture and art.

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