Acknowledgement of Country

Dharug

Bayadyinyang budyari Dharug yiyura Dharug Ngurra.
Bayady’u budyari Dharug Warunggadgu baranyiin barribugu.
Bayady’u budyari wagulgu yiyuragu Ngurra bimalgu Blacktown City. Flannel flowers dyurali bulbuwul.
Yanmannyang mudayi Dharug Ngurrawa. Walama ngyini budbud dali Dharug Ngurra Dharug yiyura baranyiin barribugu.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Land, the Dharug people, and their continued connection to Country.
We pay our respects to Elders from yesterday to tomorrow.
We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Blacktown City where the flannel flowers still grow proud and strong.
We will walk softly on this land and open our hearts to Country as the Dharug people have for tens of thousands of years.

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Spend your school holidays in the Makers Space!

Connect deeply with Tarni Eastwood’s Makers Space through artist-led, hands-on workshops.

Create your own poetry with celebrated Gamilaroi poet Luke Patterson, connect with pieces of nature through Anney Bounpraseuth’s drawing workshop and create your own woven piece with Tarni Eastwood and Melinda Eastwood (Tarni’s mum!)

Natural materials with Anney Bounpraseuth

Anney’s workshop will start outside, where participants will collect items from the gardens in the carpark to then be used in large scale drawings and rubbings that celebrate connections to land and Country.

All materials provided
Suitable for all ages. Children under 5 are free.

10.30 am to 12.00 pm
Tuesday 16 April

Poetry for kids with Luke Patterson

Luke Patterson is a celebrated Gamilaroi poet, musician and educator. In this workshop, Luke will take you through creating your own poem inspired by Tarni Eastwood’s Makers Space.

Luke will support each participant through the process, providing different ways to think and write poetically.

All materials provided
Suitable for ages 8+

10.30 am to 12.00 pm
Thursday 18 April

Weaving with Tarni Eastwood and Melinda Eastwood (Tarni’s mum!)

Tarni and her mum, Melinda Eastwood, host a series of children’s focused weaving workshops.

All materials provided
Suitable for ages 5 to 15

Tuesday 23 April, 10.30 am to 12.00 pm
Wednesday 24 April, 10.30 am to 12.00 pm


This project is presented by Blacktown Arts and supported by Blacktown City Council and the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Image Credits:

Makers Space with Tarni Eastwood at Hive Festival, photographed by Garry Trinh
Natural Materials Anney Bounpraseuth, courtesy of the artist
The Village by The Kids, photographed by Mohamed
Makers Space with Tarni Eastwood at Hive Festival, photographed by Garry Trinh

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