Embodied Dance Nights
Embodied aimed to foster connection to bodies and identities through dance, movement, physical play, and readings. It explored the ways in which bodies are racialised, and sought to provide a safe space to express empowerment and free expression of movement.
These workshops explored multiracial identities and notions of belonging to more than one culture. They unpacked as a group the difficulties of navigating identity through dialogue, illustration and arts.
Building Shelves, Building Community
In this workshop, participants were guided through building shelves on wheels for the Story Street travelling library. Janet Carter and Aisyah Aaqil Sumito taught participants practical wood-working and building skills. All resources and materials were provided and the artists used the opportunity to lead a discussion about building communities.
Human Rights Day: Working Towards a More Just Future
Refugee Rights Action Network WA hosted a communal gathering, sharing stories that highlighted the importance of International Human Rights Day.
Pot-Luck Book Party
These events encouraged participants to read writers from CaLD backgrounds. Each participant brought along their favourite book by a CaLD author, or a book published in a language other than English, and shared why they loved the book with one another.
Decolonial Aesthetics Club
The Decolonial Aesthetics Club provided a space for the arts facilitators who were delivering Lotterywest Story Street programs to gather. As many of the facilitators were emerging artists from CaLD backgrounds, the workshops provided support as they were developing programs. It was also an opportunity for all who came to share personal stories, exchange ideas, network and connect with staff from CAN.
Photography and Storytelling
In this workshop, fine art and creative portrait photographer Tasha Faye spoke about her photographic process, shared images from her first solo exhibition and guided participants through different methods of storytelling through photography.
Own Voices Storytelling Festival
This two-day intercultural celebration of storytelling took place at the Girrawheen Hub and included children’s stories, art, philosophy, poetry, zines, intercultural connections, and local food. ‘Own Voices’ refers to a literary movement where the authors who belong to marginalised groups create or tell stories which are based on their own identities.