As part of the unit on Australian Aboriginal art and culture we decided to have ago at cave painting, well rock painting to be precise. We used the dot painting technique that was originally used in impermanent sand art works.
We read Jeanie Adams book Pigs and Honey. The book tells the tale of a family living in the Aboriginal community at Aurukun, a town on the cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland. The story follows the family as they go bush, hunting wild pigs and collecting wild honey. It’s the sort of family [...]
Hunt around in your backyard for coloured rocks, not the type you buy from a garden centre these ones need to be naturally occurring Australian rocks. If your garden is a formal manicured one you may need to go rock hunting in your local park. Put a couple of similar coloured rocks into a mortar [...]
When we went to see the terrifying sea monster and all his friends we also watched a really cool performance by a company called Erth. The play was live performance puppetry showcasing characters from an Australian production called Nargun and the stars. What we saw was called I, Bunyip and was more like watching a [...]