Arts Workshop Program for Indigenous people 

Baluk Arts workshops encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to consider new collaborations and new artforms and provide opportunities to develop skills and share ideas. It is through this sharing that relationships within communities are strengthened and developed, making our communities more vibrant and sustainable. 


Our aim is to employ ATSI artists where possible to teach artists in our community through the workshop program. We value the skills and talent of Indigenous artists in Victoria and source appropriate artists locally if possible.

ALL WORKSHOPS ARE FREE for ATSI participants.

 Please NOTE children and youth are always welcome but if UNDER 15 they MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian.


Pitjantjatjara Artists Tjungkaya Tapaya, Allison Carroll & Tjangali George with local Indigenous artists during Batik Workshops.

 

If you are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and live, work or visit Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula and are interested in participating in our arts workshops please send a message to us through our Contact page.

 

  Previous Workshops 

 

Aboriginal Artists Professional Development Sessions

Wed 16th October 2013 - Mick Jankovic presents information on how to stretch a canvas and using quality materials. 11-2pm

Fri 18th October 2013 - Brian Tucker is an auditor for Aboriginal art centres and presents information on the current financial market, ABNs and benefits of working with an art centre. 11-2pm

Thurs 24th October 2013 - Michael Brunton from the Australian Bureau of Statistics presents information on Aboriginal statistics from the 2011 Census. 10.30am-1.30pm

Fri 1st November 2013 - Anna McLeod presents information on marketing your work, pricing your artwork and understanding commissions. 11-2pm


BALUK Art Centre, 6 Bruce St, MORNINGTON

Melways Ref: 145 J3

These are free workshops and lunch is provided. Proudly supported by Arts Victoria and Office for The Arts Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Strategy.  




 

Stencil Workshop with Regan Tamanui (aka HaHa)

Tues 30th July 2013 - Sat 3rd August from 10am-4pm

 

Join stencil artist Regan Tamanui in a week of workshops at Baluk Art centre.

You can learn how to use spray paint, make stencils and create great artwork!

Experiment with traditional Indigenous stencilling techniques in a modern way.

 

All ATSI people welcome. Lunch is provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Aboriginal Artists Professional Development Sessions

Wed 10th October 2012 - Anna McLeod presents information on art centre management, governance and tips on how to market and sell your work, pricing, branding and how to work with galleries.

Thurs 18th October 2012 - Brian Tucker is an auditor for Aboriginal art centres and presents information on the current financial market, ABNs and benefits of working with an art centre.

Thurs 25th October 2012 - Susan McCulloch presents information on Aboriginal art centres from around Australia and work being produced by Aboriginal artists nationwide.

Fri 26th October 2012 - Trish Adjei presents information on licensing schemes, the resale royalty, copyright and the Indigenous Art Code.


BALUK Art Centre, 6 Bruce St, MORNINGTON - 10AM-3PM

Melways Ref: 145 J3

These are free workshops and lunch is provided. Proudly supported by the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement and Office for The Arts Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Strategy. 



 

July Holidays Workshops with Patrice Mahoney

 

Thurs 5th July 2012 - Painting, Drawing & Design

Fri 6th July 2012 - Painting, Drawing & Design

Thurs 12th July 2012 - Kelp and Contemporary Basket Making

Fri 13th July 2012 - Kelp and Contemporary Basket Making


BALUK Art Centre, 6 Bruce St, MORNINGTON - 10AM-3PM

Melways Ref: 145 J3

These are free workshops and lunch is provided. Proudly supported by the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement, Koori Justice Unit, Dept of Justice and Office for The Arts Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Strategy.




 


 

 

Easter Holidays Workshops

Tues 3rd April 2012 - Painting with Lisa Waup

Thurs 5th April 2012 - Emu Egg Carving with Talgium Edwards & Bob Kelly

Sat 7th April 2012 - Painting with Lisa Waup

Tues 10th April 2012 - Painting with Lisa Waup

Thurs 12th April 2012 - Emu Egg Carving with Talgium Edwards & Bob Kelly

Fri 13th April 2012 - Feather Flower workshop with Jamillah Watson

Sat 14th April 2012 - Painting with Lisa Waup

BALUK Art Centre, 6 Bruce St, MORNINGTON - 10AM-3PM

Melways Ref: 145 J3

This are free workshops and lunch is provided. Proudly supported by the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement, Koori Justice Unit, Dept of Justice and Office for The Arts Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Strategy.



 


 

 

Natural Jewellery Workshop

Sat 21st January 2012 - Gathering Trip

Meet at 10am at Rosebud Skate Park, Point Nepean Rd, ROSEBUD

Tues 24th January 2012 - Natural Jewellery Workshop at Baluk Art Centre

6 Bruce St, MORNINGTON - 10AM-2PM

Fri 27th January 2012 - Natural Jewellery Workshop at Baluk Art Centre

6 Bruce St, MORNINGTON - 10AM-2PM

Melways Ref: 145 J3

Join Nola Lauch and Gidja Walker on a gathering walk at the beach to collect seeds and reeds to make natural jewellery. Nola will then be presenting a natural jewellery making workshop at Baluk Art Centre.

This are free workshops and lunch is provided. Proudly supported by the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement, Koori Justice Unit, Dept of Justice and Office for the Arts Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Strategy.



 

Writing and Publishing Workshops

Join writer and teacher Pauline Mackinnon in a series of workshops to explore your own story, write children's stories or illustrate other's stories. Don't be shame, come along and we'll help you. Share with other Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and have some of your work published.

Feb 10th, 2011 from 12pm-4pm at Rosebud Library

Feb 11th, 2011 10am-2pm at Rosebud Library

Feb 14th, 2011 from 10am-3pm at Cube 37, Frankston

Feb 15th, 2011 from 10am-3pm at Cube 37, Frankston

Feb 21st, 2011 from 10am-3pm at Hastings Library - cancelled

Feb 22nd, 2011 from 10am-3pm at Hastings Library - cancelled

Feb 28th, 2011 from 10am-3pm at Cube 37, Frankston - cancelled

March 1st, 2011 from 10am-3pm at Cube 37, Frankston - cancelled

This is a free workshop and lunch is provided. Proudly supported by City of Melbourne and Frankston Arts Centre.

 

 


 

 

Traditional Dancing Workshops for Boys/Men with Possum

 

Mon 27th, Tues 28th, Wed 29th, Thurs 3oth SEPT 2010

From 10am till 4pm at Boneo Community Hall, Boneo Road, BONEO.

Melways Ref: 252 K3

Join Possum from Framlingham in four days of Aboriginal dance workshops with other fellas.

This is a free workshop and lunch is provided. Proudly supported by the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement, Koori Justice Unit, Dept of Justice.


 


 

 

Natural Jewellery Workshops

 

Mon 20th, Tues 21st, Wed 22nd, Thurs 23rd, Fri 24th SEPT 2010

From 10am till 4pm at Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, FRANKSTON.

 

Come and join other Aboriginal artists and experiment making natural jewellery based on traditional Aboriginal adornments. 

 
This is a free workshop and lunch is provided. Proudly supported by the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement, Koori Justice Unit, Dept of Justice.


 



 

Limestone Carving Workshops with Lionel Lauch

 

Thurs 17th, Fri 18th, Mon 21st, Tues 22nd, Wed 23rd JUNE 2010

From 10am till 4pm at Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, FRANKSTON.

 

Learn how to create a design and carve it as a limestone sculpture at an arts workshop with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people facilitated by Kirrae-wurrung/Gunditjamara man Lionel Lauch.

 
This is a free workshop and lunch is provided. Proudly supported by the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement, Koori Justice Unit, Dept of Justice.


 


 

 

 

Ochre Stencil Workshops with Andy Mac & Regin Taunmai


Mon 7th, Tues 8th, Wed 9th, Thurs 10th, Fri 11th JUNE 2010

From 10am till 3pm at Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, FRANKSTON.

Come and experiment with using traditional stencil techniques combined with modern at an arts workshop with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people facilitated by Andy Mac and Regin Taunmai.

 
This is a free workshop and lunch is provided. Proudly supported by Arts Victoria.
    


 



 

Stylin' Up! Rapping and Songwriting Workshops 

 

Thurs 15th April, Tues 20th April, Tues 27th April 2010

4pm-7pm

 

At the Splice Foundation, 2255 Point Nepean Road, Rye VIC 3941 (MEL REF: 168 G4)

 

BALUK ARTS in partnership with the Splice Foundation present a series of rapping and songwriting workshops for Indigenous youth as part of National Youth Week 2010.

 

 

 


 

 

Contemporary Indigenous Dance Workshops for Indigenous Girls Only with Carly Sheppard

 

Sat 5th December - Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, FRANKSTON 10AM to 2PM

Fri 11th, Sat 12th, Fri 18th, Sat 19th DECEMBER - St. Andrews Recreation Hall, 99 Bass Meadows Dve, ST. ANDREWS BEACH (Melways Ref: 251 K6) 10AM to 2PM

Wed 20th, Thurs 21st, Fri 22nd, Sat 23rd JANUARY 2010 - Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, FRANKSTON 10AM to 2PM

Join local Indigenous dancer Carly Sheppard in learning skills and techniques in contemporary Indigenous dance. Be part of a creating a routine to perform at the Baluk Arts Survival Day Picnic January 26th 2010.

 


 

 

Didgeridoo Making Workshop with Ron Murray


OCTOBER 10th, 11th and 12th 2009

at Highfield, CAPE SCHANCK.


Join Wamba Wamba man Ron Murray for a weekend of mens' business making didgeridoos, sharing culture and connecting with traditional mens' sites.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Indigenous Community Blanket Workshops with Pamela Farmer


SEPTEMBER 9th, 16th and OCTOBER  7th, 14th, 21st and 28th, 2009

at the Indigenous Program, Chisholm TAFE, ROSEBUD

 

SEPTEMBER 10th and 24th, 2009

at Koori Kitchen, Samuel Sherlock Hall, FRANKSTON


   

 


 

Stencil Art Workshops with Andrew Mac


MAY 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 2009

at Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, FRANKSTON


MAY 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2009

at Rosebud Industrial Estate, ROSEBUD


    

 

 

 

Shell Necklace Making Workshop with Cape Barren Elders Dorothy Murray and Nola Hooper


MARCH 21st,  2009

Shell Gathering at POINT LEO


MARCH 23rd, 24th, 2009

at Cube 37, FRANKSTON


 

    

 

 

 

Emu Egg Carving Workshops with Choco Edwards


NOVEMBER 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, 2008

Samuel Sherlock Hall

FRANKSTON 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

Batik Workshops with Pitjantjatjara Artists Allison Carroll, Tjungkaya Tapaya and Tjangali George


OCTOBER 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 2008

Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre

FRANKSTON

 

 


    

 

 

 

Photography Workshops with Alison McColl-Bullock


AUGUST 28th, 2008 - Trip to CAPE SCHANCK

SEPT 4th, 2008 - Learn to download your photos at Cube 37 FRANKSTON 

SEPT 11th, 2008 - Trip to Cranbourne Royal Botanic Gardens CRANBOURNE 

SEPT 18th, 2008 - Learn to download your photos at Cube 37 FRANKSTON

SEPT 25th, 2008 - Trip to POINT NEPEAN 

OCTOBER 2nd, 2008 - Learn to download your photos at Cube 37 FRANKSTON

 

    

 

 

 

Stepping Stone Making Workshop with Bob Kelly and Jan Chapman-Davis 


JULY 24th, 31st & AUGUST 7th, 2008

Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, FRANKSTON

 

 


   

 

 

 

Basketweaving & Jewellery Making Workshop with Patricia Harrison


MAY 3rd, 10th, 17th &24th, 2008 

Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, FRANKSTON

 

 


 

 

Photography Workshop at Cape Schanck 

Baluk Arts' Workshop Program provides artistic development by:

• supporting Indigenous people at all levels of artistic involvement

• supporting Indigenous artistic expression and the pursuit of excellence and innovation

• promoting learning in the arts for Indigenous people of all ages through education and participation

• developing new audiences for the arts and maintain existing audiences.

• encouraging cultural activities that explore and/or celebrate cultural identity

• hands-on learning and skills development in community arts, crafts, and other forms of cultural expression