A Yarn within a Yarn within a Yarn encourages young and old to create original stories with the help of technology.
Wayne is famous for his passion to yarn, he can do it underwater with a mouth full of marbles or hanging upside down in a gum tree juggling platypus.
His passion to sit down with people and document their stories is a lifelong passion and continues to grow stronger as he shares his gift with anyone with a sense of humour and a heart full of respect.
A. Professor Quilliam is the first to admit he has no formal training and defers to his ‘Cultural’ perspective of learning; our old people share the stories from their old people and the tradition continues to evolve.
Photography and social media are the modish iterations of traditional storytelling, the ancestors shared information through art, song and dance, you could say they were the original ‘Influencers'.
This ‘Yarn’ will help you learn the importance of narrating using all the senses and evoking the emotions of who choose to listen. You will discover the importance of listening and absorbing the information without influencing the narrative.
You will discover a simple yet effective method to enhance your creativity by developing original stories with the help of technology. Stories that you can turn into innovative ideas to be kept for personal use or shared on social media.
A. Professor Wayne Quilliam is a celebrated Indigenous photographer and videographer. He was NAIDOC Artist of the year in 2009, is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Media and Communications at RMIT University, and one of Australia's pre-eminent Indigenous photographic artists.He's exhibited more than 300 times and amassed a collection of roughly seven million images.
To celebrate storytelling, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is excited to offer seven unique pre-recorded, learning workshops from our most awarded ambassadors and ILF supporters.
Each presenter shares their incredible expertise in storytelling, whether it be through illustration, writing, video or photography. Each workshop suggests an age suitability.
At $2 per student under 18 years of age (with a minimum of 5 students) and $20 per adult, our aim is for everyone to have an opportunity to experience a workshop. Parents and home-schoolers under 18 years of age, can register under the school/education tab.
Workshops are free to remote Indigenous community schools that are registered with ILF. If you are a remote Indigenous community school or organisation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For schools/educators and businesses, only one booking is needed for any number of participants. Once a booking has been made, a dedicated password will be emailed giving you access to a link to share with students or staff.
The link will expire within 3 months of booking. If you would like to book more than one workshop, please complete a separate booking form.
How are these proceeds used?
All proceeds from the workshops will assist the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to deliver its three core literacy programs in remote communities across Australia in 2022.