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Available soon from 3 September

A Yarn within a Yarn within a Yarn, to create original stories with the help of technology

A yarn with A. Professor Wayne Quilliam on storytelling using technology

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.

A. Professor Wayne Quilliam

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